Beng allocates P74.1M for benefits of security personnel, teachers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 March 2015 14:07

Mayor Beng Climaco has allocated a total of P74.1 million in the 2015 budget for the payment of benefits for security and health personnel, teachers including licensed veterinarians.

A bulk of these benefits will go to allowances for 4,627 public school heads and teachers at P38.86 million and allowances for 1, 838 police, fire and jail personnel at P22.056 million.

The other benefits include the hazard pay, subsistence and laundry allowance as well as longevity pay for city health personnel, CM Paragas Memorial Community hospital personnel, licensed veterinarians and public social welfare workers and public social welfare and development workers exposed to hazard.

Also included are subsistence allowance for registered social workers, honoraria for medico-legal (City Health doctors).

The grant of hazard pay to all permanent officials and employees of the city social welfare and development is based on Budget Circular 2015-01 issued on January 15, 2015 while the grant of benefits for city health office personnel, CM Paragas Memorial Community Hospital, veterinarians, city treasurer, city accountant and city budget officer are covered under Budget Circular 2015-02 which sets the rules and regulations in the grant of hazard pay to all public health workers for Fiscal Year 2015.

Budget Circular 2015-04 is the basis for the grant of incentive allowance to public elementary and secondary school teachers for FY 2015 while Budget Circular 2015-05 serves as the basis for the grant of incentive allowances to uniformed personnel of the Zamboanga City Police Command, zamboanga City Reformatory Center, Bureau of Fire Protection, the Aviation Security Command and call center 117 for fiscal year 2015.

Mayor Climaco said the grant of allowances is in line with her priority thrust on Security, Health and Education (SHE).

The grant of allowances started in previous years with increasing amount and number of beneficiaries. — Sheila Covarrubias