• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday announced that Capitol employees will most likely receive additional bonuses, similar to what was given in 2022.
Last year, Capitol employees received P45,000 in additional bonuses each.
The additional bonuses, according to Lacson, will include the Collective Negotiation Incentives (CNI), Service Recognition Incentives, and Performance Enhancement Incentives.
Following the recent signing of a three year CNA between the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Workers (PACE) and the provincial government of Negros Occidental, Capitol regular and casual employees are expected to receive a P25,000 annual bonus.
It’s basically the same as last year, except that I think we can add P5,000 to CNI, the governor said, when asked how much additional bonuses may be expected by Capitol employees.
Entitled to receive such extra bonuses are regular, casual and plantilla employees of the Negros Occidental provincial government.
Lacson also said that the provincial government has available funds to provide bonuses similar to what job order and contract of service workers got last year.
Engr. Ruben Diamante, president of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees (PACE), 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 approval of the concerned local chief executives.
Diamante said they are looking forward to P30,000 CNI, an amount of P20,000 for SRI and P5,000 for PEI, in December this year.
Government workers are also hoping for a PBBM bonus in celebrating the yuletide season, to be announced by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.*