PGIN employees receive COVID-19 hazard pay


Aug. 14, 2020 ...

Recognizing their dedication to ensure the delivery of basic government services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) through the initiative of Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc has distributed the hazard pay of all its employees, regardless of their employment status.

Over P 15.7 million from the Supplemental Budget No. 3 and 4 of the Provincial Government was allocated for the payment of mandatory obligations, COVID-19 hazard pay, and incidental expenses of various offices through Provincial Appropriation Ordinance No. 025-2020 and Provincial Appropriation Ordinance No. 029-2020, respectively.

"Through Governor Matthew's initiative, nabigyan ang lahat ng permanent, casual, and job employees from PGIN, including government hospitals ng COVID-19 hazard pay. Ito ay simpleng pasasalamat ng Provincial Government sa mga empleyado para sa kanilang serbisyo lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemiya," Provincial Budget Officer Ms. Evangeline Tabulog said.

Aside from the hazard pay, a Special Risk Allowance for unidentified beneficiaries will also be provided, in accordance to the Department of Health's Memorandum No. 2020-0153.

Last year, the Provincial Government also allotted a budget of over P4 million from the Supplemental Budget No. 5 for the Magna Carta hazard pay, which benefited medical workers.

Moreover, all employees were distributed with COVID-19 relief packs on May, 2020.

The Local Finance Committee remains proactive in addressing the needs of PGIN employees particularly in this time of pandemic.