The City government released on Thursday the delayed salary of over half of its 2,600 casual employees, dashing fears of prolonged delays with the anticipated change of administration in light of the Ombudsman’s recent decision to reimpose sanctions on Mayor Lucilo Bayron.
Richard Ligad, acting city information officer, said that despite the new issues boiling up within the administration, the next set of payroll for those who did not receive their salary on Thursday will be processed within the current week as soon the liquidation and other processes are done.
Ligad said the paperwork on the salary of contractors has been completed and will be released even if there will be a change in administration.
“Iyan ay naka-pay roll na, napirmahan na ‘yan at may pera nang naka-allot para d’yan,” said Ligad.
The salary of the casual employees for the months of January to February was delayed when the Ombudsman dismissed Bayron from his post last January. The salary was not processed during Marcaida’s term. The payments were approved a week after Bayron was reinstated on June 23.
Ligad also said that the city will disburse by next week the salary of the remaining casual employees.
“Natapos na ‘yung kalahati ngayon. ‘Pag may bakante na namang kahera na magli-liquidate n’yan by next week, magsu-sweldo sila,” said Ligad.