Roxas City gov’t workers to get salary hikes in January 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 05:43:00 01/06/2011

Filed Under: Civil & Public Services, Wages & Pensions, Government

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Philippines—The Roxas City government employees will receive salary hikes ranging from P334 to P2,306 starting this month.

Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino announced the pay increase after the flag raising ceremony at the city hall on Monday.

Gilda Fernando, Roxas City budget officer, said on Tuesday the increase would depend on the salary grade of an employee.

“If your salary grade is one and you are receiving P5,842 a month, you will be receiving P6,176 or an increase of P334,” Fernando said.

However, an employee or official with salary grade 20 receiving P20,460 a month would receive P22,766 or an increase of P2,306, she added.

Upon his assumption as Roxas city mayor last July, Celino said the city could have started granting pay increases had there been enough funds.

However, Celino claimed that former Mayor Vicente Bermejo had overspent the personnel services allocation, resulting in the further depletion of the budget.

But the streamlining of the city hall workforce, particularly the hiring of the casuals, implemented by the mayor resulted in savings on the part of the city government.

The Roxas city health workers would also be paid their benefits under the Magna Carta for health workers, which would be released on a staggered basis, Celino said.