Manila allocates P151 M for employees' hazard pay

A P151 million-budget was allocated by the Manila city government for the hazard pay of its employees who physically reported to work during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila. 

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Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso on Monday signed Ordinance No. 8667, authorizing the payment of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) hazard pay worth P500 per day for city government personnel who physically reported for work from March 17 to May 15.

City government workers who may be granted the hazard pay must be holding regular, contractual, or casual positions, or are engaged through contract of service, job order or other similar schemes.

They must also have been authorized by their department, bureau, or office heads to physically report for work.

According to the ordinance, the budget for the COVID-19 hazard pay was sourced from the city government's Personal Services and Special Activities fund and Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses fund.

The ordinance was signed pursuant to Malacañang’s Administrative Order No. 26, series of 2020, which authorized the grant of COVID-19 hazard pay to government personnel who physically reported for work.