Manila Employees to receive Christmas bonus and salary increase

MANILA Mayor Alfredo S. Lim this morning, during the city’s flag-raising ceremony, announced the immediate release of the Christmas bonus, which actually represents half of the mandated 13th month pay and other cash benefits, to the city employees.

Lim instructed Marissa de Guzman, Officer-In-Charge of the City Treasurer’s Office to expedite the processing of the payroll for the Christmas bonus, half of the annual cash gift and to release the same without delay.

The salary increase effective January 1, 2011 will be given early December to avoid Christmas rushed shopping to the city employees.

“I am exhorting and appealing to each and every one of you to please do what is expected from each and every one of us, from the Mayor down to the janitor, to render what is due to the public.  This is one way of demonstrating the local government employees’ dedication to government service,” Lim said.

The city employees welcomed Mayor Lim’s announcement of the release of the cash benefits.

Chief of Staff and Media Bureau Chief Ricardo De Guzman, City Administrator Jesus Mari Marzan,  city department heads, city-run hospital directors and employees of the city participated this morning’s flag-raising ceremony.

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