Quezon City Hall employees stand to receive P10,000 bonus each as expression of gratitude for their contribution to the “sound financial management” recognition received by the city government for the second straight year.

Mayor Joy Belmonte announced the bonus during the Interdepartment Dance Competition at the Quezon Memorial Circle Saturday night (Otober 8). She earlier approved Ordinance No. SP-3138, S-2022, granting the said incentive to QC Hall employees, including those holding contracts of service, job orders and consultancy contracts.

“Ang bonus na ito ay pagkilala ng ating pamahalaang lungsod at ng ating Quezon City Council, sa pamumuno ni presiding officer at Vice Mayor Gian Sotto, sa sipag ng ating mga tauhan na nakatulong para makuha natin ang mga karangalan mula sa Commission on Audit (COA),” said Belmonte.

“Malaking tulong ang halagang ito sa ating mga empleyado bilang pandagdag gastos sa pangangailangan ng kanilang mga pamilya, lalo ngayong tumataas ang halaga ng ilang pangunahing bilihin,” she added.

Belmonte also issued a memorandum circular prescribing the guidelines for the implementation of Ordinance No. SP-3138, S-2022, which was introduced by Councilors Dorothy A. Delarmente, Shaira L. Liban, Wencerom Benedict C. Lagumbay and Eric Z. Medina.

In the said circular, Belmonte instructed the City Budget Officer to release the necessary funds for the said incentive.

All department heads have also been ordered to submit the names of the employees who are entitled to receive the P10,000 bonus.

The Quezon City Council approved the Ordinance after the city government earned “unqualified opinion” from the Commission on Audit for the years 2020 and 2021. An unqualified opinion is the highest audit opinion that the COA gives to a government agency.

“The grant of additional incentive to all Quezon City government employees is imperative and of utmost necessity in consideration of the various achievements of the city government despite the challenges,” the Ordinance stated.

“With the sound financial management of the city, it is high time that the gains of which they all contributed must be felt by them,” it added.