QC rewards employees with hazard pay

June 28, 2021 People's Tonight 197 views

QUEZON City employees who reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) will soon receive their hazard pay.

The local government has allocated P250 million for the payment of hazard pay to eligible employees who helped in the delivery of services and programs to residents during the covered period.

“All our workers on duty deserve to be fairly compensated for their sacrifices especially since they face the inevitable risk of contracting the virus,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said in a statement on Monday, referring to Ordinance SP-3025 or the grant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hazard pay.

Belmonte said without dedicated employees, the city government will not be able to bring services to its constituents.

The ordinance provides that employees who reported for work during the ECQ and MECQ will be granted a hazard pay “in an amount not exceeding PHP500 per day per person.

A hazard pay of P200 per day will also be granted to barangay officials both regular and contractual.

“Barangays are also encouraged to draw from their funds and to add up to PHP300 maximum as hazard pay to their staff who were on duty during the period,” Assistant City Administrator for Fiscal Affairs Don Javillonar said. Philippine News Agency