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City Council won’t block Rama’s bonus scheme

/ 08:08 AM December 13, 2012

THE Cebu City Council will not stand in the way of City Hall employees enjoying a P20,000 bonus promised by Mayor Michael Rama.

Councilor Margot Osmeña, chairman of the budget and appropriations committee, said they were informed that there is no need to pass a third supplemental budget to fund the promised bonus for the employees.

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She said the city government will just have to realign the allocation on certain items in the budget.

Rama earlier announced a plan to give the city government’s 5,000 employees a P20,000 bonus a reward for their hard work especially when the city hosted the national thanksgiving celebration for the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod last Nov. 30.

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Osmeña said they are still awaiting word from the mayor’s office on how to start the process.

Councilor Alvin Dizon said they need input from the Mayor’s Office before drafting a resolution to be approved by the Council for the fund release. /Correspondent Caryl Baylon

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