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By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Hazard pay worth P500 daily will be granted to employees of the Cebu Provincial Government who report at the Capitol for work during enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

The Cebu Provincial Board, in its first-ever online session on April 13, Monday, approved a resolution authorizing Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to grant P500 as hazard pay to the personnel of the Cebu Provincial Government who continue to report to work amid growing risk of exposure to the 2019 Coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Job-order workers, on contract service, and those assigned at the provincial and district hospitals, aside from regular and contractual employees, are set to benefit from the hazard pay as well.

Administrative Order 26 issued by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte stipulated guidelines on the granting of hazard pay to government workers who physically report to work during the implementation period of the ECQ. 

Garcia, in her press conference on April 14, pointed out that employees entitled to the pay have to be distinguished.

“Kinahanglan nga ma-distinguish kinsa ang entitled ani because we are on skeleton workforce. Dili man na pwede nga iparehas nimo og kabutang sa tua ra sa ilaha, in the safety and comfort of their homes,” Garcia said. (Eleanor Valeros)