Bacolod City is among the Local Government Units (LGUs) eligible to grant the 2019 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for its employees.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has informed Mayor Evelio Leonardia of this authority to grant the PBB, which is an incentive mechanism to reward local government employees for good governance and meritorious performance as an LGU, a press release from the Bacolod Public Information Office said today, November 17.
With this, Leonardia has requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP), headed by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, to pass an Appropriation Ordinance, an amount which was earmarked in the preparation of the budget in 2019.
Earlier, DILG assistant regional director Maria Calpiza Sardua informed City Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag that Bacolod City is one of the 11 LGUs in Western Visayas that qualified for the 2019 PBB.
This after Bacolod City became a national awardee of the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Award from the DILG in November last year.
Also in December last year, Bacolod was the overall “Best Performing LGU – City Category in Western Visayas” at the awarding ceremony of the DILG 2019 Excellence in Local Governance Awards (EXCELL), the press release said.
Bacolod was one of only 57 out of 145 cities in the country, and one of the only three cities in Negros Occidental to have received the SGLG award for 2019, it added.*