Mayor Abigail Binay recently led a ceremonial tribute to some 984 civil servants of Makati who have been in the service for at least 10 years continuously and have qualified for cash incentives under the city government’s loyalty award and incentive program.
During the ‘”Makati Public Servants’ Appreciation Day” last Monday at city hall, Binay and other city officials and employees also paid tribute to her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay, for his “exemplary” leadership as mayor of Makati for over two decades.
In her speech, Binay acknowledged her father as an outstanding public servant worthy of emulation.
She also exhorted all city government workers to strive for excellence in the performance of their duties, assuring them of her commitment to reward deserving and qualified employees with security of tenure and career advancement.
One of Binay’s priorities was the updating of the plantilla positions of the city government, which dated back to 1990.
She noted that once these have been updated to suit the prevailing needs and demands of a highly urbanized city which the local government unit must effectively meet, it would be easier to realize the envisioned professionalization of the city government workforce.
To date, almost 500 deserving and qualified personnel have been regularized or promoted since the mayor took office in July 2016.
Last year, over 4,000 city employees comprised the pioneer batch of recipients of the loyalty incentive program launched by the administration of Binay.
Each received a certificate of recognition and cash incentives, as follows: 40 years in service and above, P20,000; 35 years up to 39 years in service, P17,500; 30 years up to 34 years, P15,000; 25 years up to 29 years in service, P12,500; 20 years up to 24 years, P10,000; 15 years up to 19 years, P7,500; and 10 years up to 14 years, P5,000.
The city spent about P79.7 million for the cash incentives.
This year’s batch of awardees consist of 728 regular employees and 256 casual employees, including those who have rendered 10 years of service as of Dec. 31, 2017. The city has allocated almost P6 million for the cash incentives.
They come from 39 offices and departments of the city government, namely: Accounting Department, Assessment Department, Business Permit Office, City Budget Department, Civil Service Registration Office, Economic Enterprise Management Office, Education Department, Department of Engineering and Public Works, Environmental Services Department, Finance Department, General Services Department, Human Resources Development Office, Information and Community Relations Department, Internal Management Control Office, International Relations Department.
Law Department, Liga ng mga Barangay, Makati Action Center, Makati Cooperative Development Office, Makati Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Makati Health Department, Makati Social Welfare Department, Museum and Cultural Affairs Office, Office of the City Administrator, Office of the City Building Official, Office of the Mayor, Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Office of the Secretary of the Sanggunian, Office of the Vice Mayor, Ospital ng Makati, Public Safety Department, University of Makati, Urban Development Department, Veterinary Services Office, Youth and Sports Development Department, Regional Trial Court, Prosecutor’s Office, Makati Post Office and Commission on Audit.
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