Isko Moreno grants cash aid to Manila City Hall contractual workers
MANILA, Philippines — Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Wednesday signed Ordinance No. 8797, granting financial assistance to Manila City Hall workers who are under Job Orders, Contracts of Service, and other similar schemes.
In a statement, the local government said the cash aid would amount to P51,150,000 – considered as an early Christmas present to the eligible workers who stand to receive P5,000 each.
Moreno also approved the 2022 budget for special education fund amounting to P2,556,546,510.
Moreno approved the budget proposal during last week’s meeting with the Local School Board attended by Division of City Schools (DCS) Superintendent Dr. Magdalena Lim and other officials of DCS.
Included in the budget is the reconstruction of Ramon Magsaysay High School located along Espana St. in Sampaloc District. Under the plan, the school will be transformed into a 10-story building with 232 classrooms.
Ramon Magsaysay High School is the leading secondary school in the City of Manila and has the highest population of students.
“I always wanted the best for our people. It doesn’t have to be bigger but better in terms of facilities. This type of school will be built as if this is a private school. Dapat ito ang maging model ng private education system,” Moreno said.
Apart from the reconstruction of Ramon Magsaysay High School, the extension of load allowance for students and teachers is also included under the P2 billion budget.
Moreno said the load allowance is in line with the city’s goal to assist the education sector amid the blended distance learning set-up due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The local chief executive likewise approved the free annual medical consultation of about 11,000 teachers of the Division of City School of the nation’s capital city.
“We are ahead of our time again which is good. Rest assured that we will continue to address the future of the education of our students in the city,” Moreno said.
Further, the local government said the budget for the repair of about 12 schools across the City of Manila has been allotted in the 2022 budget.
“Thank you at nakaraos tayo at patuloy nating nairaraos at naitatawid ang mga estudyante natin sa Lungsod ng Maynila,” Moreno said.