Guv to announce extra bonus for Capitol employees today

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – The good news on the extra bonus of Negros Occidental Capitol employees will be announced today, Dec. 17, 2019, by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Provincial Administrator today,Dec. 16, said  that the Capitol has savings amounting to P323 million from Personnel Services (PS) which will be the source of funds for the extra bonus of the 3,197 regular and contractual employees of the provincial government.

The announcement will be made during the Capitol employees’ Christmas Party at SMX Convention Center.

“We already have the maximum amount of computation of the extra bonus which will be announced today by the governor,” Diaz said.

After the governor’s announcement, the provincial board will hold its regular session on Wednesday.

Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer said the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is set to approve the authority for Lacson  to release  the extra bonus and take up other pending agenda, Diaz said.

After the board’s approval, the payrolls will be prepared the next day and releasing of extra bonus may start on Friday, Diaz said.

Diaz said the governor will also announce if the P150-million allocation for the repair of the Panaad Stadium, which is set to start next year, will be sourced from the P323 million PS savings.

“That will all depend on the announcement of the governor,” Diaz said.

The repair of the Panaad Stadium is in preparation for the hosting of the Province of the Palarong Pambansa in 2021.

Diaz said that Provincial Budget Officer Jose Percival has already submitted and certified the availability of the PS savings.