Mayor Vico to Give Full Salary to City Hall Workers Amid Lockdown, Including Job Orders

As President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon under enhanced community quarantine, millions of workers were affected. A lot still had to go to work but found themselves walking many kilometers from home to their respective offices as public transportations were not available. The streets were nearly deserted.

Others had it worse because they didn’t have to go to work but they fear that they can’t feed their families because they won’t have a salary to expect in the coming days…

Photo credit: Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto / Facebook

Amid the worries that many workers face, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has earned praise for telling Pasig City Hall employees, from regular to contractual ones, to stay at home because he will find a way to make sure they will get their full salary amid the lockdown!

Mayor Vico announced in a Facebook post:

“Sa mga kawani ng ating lokal na pamahalaan:

Wag kayong mag-alala, tuloy-tuloy kayong makakatanggap ng buong sweldo — kahit yung mga Job Order na “no work no pay”. Gagawan natin ng paraan. Basta, mag-ingat, at hangga’t maaari sa bahay lang muna kayo.

Sa mga empleyado namang nasa Frontlines, meron kayong hazard pay, OT, at iba pang benepisyong maaasahan.”

These offices will do their jobs under a work from home arrangement and are authorized to devise a process for reporting their accomplishments:

  • All satellite offices of BPLO and RPT
  • Assessor
  • BAO
  • BCLP
  • Building Official
  • CATO
  • City Perks
  • Civil Registry
  • Cooperative Development Office
  • CPDO
  • GAD
  • IAS
  • Library
  • Livelihood
  • LYDC
  • Museum
  • OSCA
  • PACD
  • Pasig Sports Center
  • PDAO
  • PESO
  • PHRU
  • PLEB
  • PLP
  • RAVE
  • Scholar
  • Tanghalang Pasigueno
  • UPAO
  • YDC

However, the following offices will remain in full operation:

  • Action Line
  • BAC
  • BCEO
  • City Health Office
  • City Veterinary Service Office, PACU
  • DSWD, DayCare
  • Kabataan Patrol
  • Market Administration
  • OPS
  • PCCH
  • PCGH
  • Solid Waste
  • TORO
  • TPMO
  • Youth Home

Meanwhile, the following offices will operate with a skeletal workforce:

  • Office of the City Mayor
  • Budget Office
  • Accounting Office
  • GSO-Building Utility, Central Supply
  • HRDO
  • Treasury
  • Public Information Office
  • Office of the City Administrator
  • Ugnayan sa Pasig
  • Records Management Office
  • Engineering
  • Building Maintenance
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • MIS

The mayor also gave free hand to the Office of the Vice Mayor and other legislative offices to devise their own alternative work arrangements.

As the announcement went viral, many workers wished their own bosses and employers would also do the same… #SanaAll

Sources: GMA News, Business News Philippines, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto / Facebook