Saturday, October 27, 2012

City Hall releases P2.64M in allowances to 880 officials in 80 villages

THE Cebu City Government yesterday released the third tranche of the cash incentives for barangay officials. The cash incentive, which totals P2.64 million, covers the monthly allowance of 880 barangay officials for July to September. The City gives P5,000 monthly cash incentive to 80 barangay captains; P3,000 to 560 barangay councilors; P3,000 to 80 Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairpersons; P2,000 to 80 barangay secretaries; and P2,000 to 80 barangay treasurers. The barangay captains are supposed to receive P15,000 each, their total incentive from July to September; P9,000 for barangay councilors; P9,000 for SK chairpersons; P6,000 for barangay secretaries; and P6,000 for barangay treasurers. The cash incentives are subject to a 10-percent withholding tax. Barangay officials who have a seminar in Vigan, including members of the board of the Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines-Cebu City Chapter, did not get their incentives. The City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) said they can claim their allowances at the CTO next week. Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain George Rama proposed earlier to double the monthly allowances of barangay officials. But since the proposal was not made formal, it was not approved by City Hall. The source of funds for the barangay officials’ cash allowances for this year is the P5.2-billion 2012 annual budget.