Mati City Council passes 3 resolutions granting cash incentives to frontliners

By Ivy Tejano

DAVAO ORIENTAL - The City Government of Mati rolled out on Tuesday several financial assistance measures that will benefit the frontliners in the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

The City Council passed Resolution No. 95 that will provide P10,000 cash incentive per month to health workers serving in the alternate care site managed by the city government for persons under investigations (PUIs).

Resolution No. 96 will grant a one-time special risk allowance to public health workers equivalent to 25 percent of their monthly basic salary.

Resolution No. 97 will grant hazard pay to frontliners, namely barangay health workers, public safety, incident management team, Philippine Red Cross, CDRRMO regular plantilla personnel and job orders.

City Information Office head Ben Tesiorna said the hazard pay will be P150/day for every personnel identified.

“The health workers can receive their cash incentives the soonest," Tesiorna said.

The two City Council resolutions also granted authority to City Mayor Michelle Nakpil Rabat to enter into a memorandum of agreement with two private facilities which would accommodate persons under monitoring.

Another City Council Resolution also appealed to water and power utility providers to give discounts to their low and middle income customers while the city is under community quarantine.

The resolution also appealed for a five-month grace period for the suspension of penalties and other charges.