The Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees is asking Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson to release the P3,000 anniversary bonus of the Negros Occidental provincial government employees, PACE chairman Renelo Lastierre said Wednesday, June 1.
Department of Budget and Management Circular 65 dated March 3, 1997, provides that every five years government officials and employees are entitled to an anniversary bonus amounting to P3,000, he said.
They are seeking the anniversary bonus on the basis of Provincial Ordinance No. 006, Series of 2011, declaring May 1, 1901 as the date when the province of Negros Occidental was created, Lastierre said.
The last time the provincial government employees were given an anniversary bonus was in 2017, he said.*