MORE than 240 job-order (JO) employees were assigned by the Cebu City Government to the Mayor’s Information and Liaison Offices (Milo) in 80 barangays.
Councilor Raymond Garcia, majority floor leader, was tasked by Mayor Edgardo Labella to monitor the Milos in 46 barangays in the north district.
He said each of the barangays in the north and south districts is allocated three JOs, who are tasked to list the concerns of the barangay officials and personnel such as burial expenses and hospital bills of their constituents.
The JOs, acting as liaison officers, will process these concerns at the City Hall themselves.
“Mayor Labella doesn’t want the barangay employees to experience a hard time in going to the City Hall because they have other things to do. They can now focus on their tasks,” Garcia said in a mix of Cebuano and English.
The salaries of the JOs will be sourced from the funds of the City Social Welfare and Services.
The Milo officers will rent a space in a barangay hall if the barangay captain refuses to give them a space free of charge.
The mayor’s office has prepared P5,000 for the monthly rental fees. Garcia said Ermita Barangay Captain Mark Miral already agreed to give a space to the Milo officers.
Labella earlier said the Milo officers will not usurp the barangay captain’s and council’s functions as they will only assist in delivering basic services to the residents. / (PAC / RSR )