PACE president to act on backlog in funeral aid

New PACE president Randy Peacita *

The creation of an operational handbook and resolving the issue of the delayed release of funeral assistance to its members are among the plans of the newly-elected president of the Progressive Alliance of Capitol Employees at the Negros Occidental provincial government.

New PACE president Randy Peacita said on Monday, February 5, that he aims to enhance the employees’ welfare and productivity at the Provincial Capitol.

As of February 2 about 237 members have yet to claim their funeral assistance which is one of the membership benefits of PACE, he said.

Funeral assistance of P40,000 is supposed to be given if a PACE member dies, and P30,000 if a family member passes away.

Peacita said that they have a backlog of about P6 million in funeral assistance that is yet to be given to the PACE members which they want to address during his administration.

“We want to revisit the guidelines for funeral assistance as it continues to pile up every year,” he said, adding “I will be seeking the help of the board of directors to solve this problem.”

Peacita said they might seek loans with low interest from banks or other financial entities to gradually pay off the unreleased funeral assistance to the PACE members.

He also said that one of the challenges is having no system on how to manage the funds and operate the organization smoothly, which is why they plan to create an operational handbook to address this concern.*

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