The Bacolod City government employees will receive Performance-Based Bonuses (PBB) this month, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia announced in a press release today, December 6.
The PBB is an incentive mechanism to reward local government employees for good governance and meritorious performance as a local government unit (LGU), the press release said.
Leonardia said that it was so inspiring for the City to be able to give this bonus to its employees for a job well done in 2019. He said this is a measure of the effectiveness of the public service that their offices have rendered.
“Our officials and employees had worked hard in 2019, and it is so uplifting that their efforts are recognized and rewarded now,” the mayor added.
Under the memorandum circular issued by the DILG, employees belonging to “Best Performing Offices” will receive a bonus equivalent to 0.65 of their gross monthly salary, while employees belonging to “Better Performing Offices” will be given a bonus equivalent to 0.575 of their gross monthly salary, both as of December 31, 2019.
Based on the criteria of the DILG circular, the best performing offices in City Hall last year were the City Health Office, City Treasurer’s Office, City Assessors Office, and City Planning and Development Office, the press release said.
In November last year, after Bacolod City became one of the national awardees of the DILG for the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the DILG then informed Leonardia that Bacolod City would be among the select LGUs eligible to grant the 2019 PBB to its employees but with pay-out to be made only in 2020.
Bacolod was one of only 57 out of 145 cities in the country, and one of the only three cities in Western Visayas to have received the SGLG award for 2019.*