Capitol employees will receive their Christmas bonus, Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said yesterday, after Negros Occidental received an award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government for its exemplary performance.
The award was in appreciation of its long-term contribution to the development of the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) program, promoting transparency, resiliency, socially protectiveness, and completion of PCF projects since 2010.
The award, signed by DILG Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III, was received in behalf of Marañon, by Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator, Ma. Lina Sanogal, at the Sulo Riviera Hotel in Quezon City yesterday.
Marañon said the award indicated that the provincial government is doing well in the management of government resources.
Sanogal said the award is attributed to the efficient and effective people of the provincial government of Negros Occidental, for maintaining excellence in local governance, and for the inspiration, direction, and excellent leadership of Marañon, Vice Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, a press release from the Capitol said.
On Nov. 5, Negros Occidental also received an award from the Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, in recognition of its campaign to preserve the environment.
Last year, Capitol employees received P20,000 additional bonus each, on top of other annual benefits due them.
Marañon said that while he is in favor of giving more bonuses to Capitol employees, they have to abide by the rules and regulations of the Commission on Audit.*
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