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Capitol employees get 15K incentive

| by: Xerxes Alkuino

Governor Hilario P. Davide III rewarded Capitol employees for their work with him at the helm since last June 30 2014.

For those who were hired last year, they will receive Php 15,000 performance-based bonus. An additional Php 3,000 anniversary bonus is given to those who completed at least one year of service to be counted starting from August 6 last year.

Gov. Davide’s announcement was made on the occasion of the province’s founding anniversary celebration last Aug. 7.

He said this is part of their Collective Negotiation Agreement incentive “for accomplishing performance targets at lesser cost.”

He also lauded the employees’ “more efficient and viable operations through cost cutting measures and systems improvement.”

Last year, the Capitol instituted changes in its internal operations with the aim at reducing processing time.

These changes include Expense Management System, an application that integrates all departments, taxpayers, and vendors that will fast track payment processes; Legislative Record Tracking System, an extensive detailed tracking system for all types of ordinances and resolutions; and Document Tracking System.

For the finances, the Capitol’s net revenues have more than doubled from 2013 levels. The Capitol is able to maintain a cash balance of Php 751 million. The Special Education Fund increased by 42 percent as of May 2014, compared to last year.

“This was due mainly to more efficient tax collection, better fiscal management and significant increase in private-public partnerships,” said the governor in his State of the Province Address last month.

In addition, the provincial government was awarded by the Bureau of Local Government Finance as the “No. 1 Local Government Unit” in Region 7 in terms of Real Property Tax Collection for 2013.

The Provincial Assessor was recognized as second in Region 7 for garnering an increase of 10 percent in Taxable Assessed Value for real properties in the province.

Meanwhile, this year’s anniversary theme is Pagtambayayong Lig-on, Kalamboan Ipadayon. During the anniversary party of the Capitol officials and employees, the legislative cluster called “Legislators” won the dance contest. They were followed by “Financiers” comprising the offices of Provincial Accountant, Budget, and Treasurer.  “Service Planners,” the cluster of Provincial Planning and Development Office, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office and Provincial General Services of Office bagged the third prize.

The dancers performed the hit dance songs in the 1980’s. The department heads and Jobel Davide, the governor’s wife, also hit the dance floor with retro medley songs from the 1980s as well.