GOOD news awaits more than 2,000 barangay workers who will receive double the cash incentives as promised to them by the Cebu Provincial Government.
The Province will release the financial incentives to tanods, health workers, nutrition scholars, animal health aides and daycare center volunteers in early December 2019.
“As I promised in the campaign (for the May 2019 elections), this will be first time that they will be receiving an increase (in cash incentives),” said Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019.
A qualified tanod will receive P3,000 a month, or a 100 percent increase from the current incentive of P1,500.
The cash incentive for health workers, nutrition scholars, barangay animal health aides and daycare volunteers will be P4,000. This is a 66.66 percent increase from the P2,400 that they used to get from Capitol.
Cashiers of the Provincial Treasurer’s Office will distribute the cash gifts for tanods within the first or second week of December.
The P4,000 cash gift for barangay health workers, daycare workers and animal health aides will be distributed on Dec. 18 at the Minglanilla sports center.
All qualified barangay workers in the municipalities and component cities in the province will receive the incentive and other gifts.
Those from the cities of Lapu-Lapu and Cebu will not qualify because they belong to highly urbanized cities.
“This cash gift is in appreciation really for what they are doing... as our way of saying thank you to these barangay front-liners who are serving purely on a voluntary basis,” Garcia said.
Aside from the cash gifts, the governor said the Capitol will also give away health kits for the health workers and uniforms to all barangay workers during the general assembly in Minglanilla town.
Tanods will also get their own kits early next year.
Garcia said the noche buena packs will also be given to barangay workers as part of the Capitol’s early Christmas gift for them.
“They don’t have salaries. What they get are just honoraria, which will also depend on how much the barangay can afford. This will be a big help to them, especially for the holiday expenses,” Garcia said. (RTF)