• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Negros Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday said that Capitol employees will receive additional bonuses most likely similar to what they received in 2022.
Last year, a total of P45,000 each was granted to them by the provincial government.
The additional bonuses will include the Collective Negotiation Incentives (CNI), Service Recognition Incentives, and Performance Enhancement Incentives.
Following the recent signing of the three-year Collective Negotiation Agreement between the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Workers (PACE) and the provincial government, regular and casual employees are expected to receive P25,000 in annual bonus.
“It’s basically the same as last year, except that I think we can add to CNI by P5,000,” the governor said.
Entitled to receive such extra bonuses are regular, casual and plantilla employees of the provincial government.
Lacson also said that the province has available funds to still give what the job order and contract of service workers got last year.
PACE president Ruben Diamante yesterday said that the increase in CNI to P30,000 was stated in a memorandum-circular issued by the Department of Budget and Management subject to availability of funds, with the approval of the concerned local chief executives.
Diamante said they are looking forward to receive P30,000 for CNI, P20,000 for Service Recognition Incentive, and P5,000 for Productivity Enhancement Incentive in December. | GB