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‘Di lang thank you! Joy Belmonte OKs P250M for QC workers’ hazard pay

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Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has approved P250 million to fund the grant of hazard pay to all of the local government’s eligible workers who physically reported for work during the implementation of enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ.

In a statement, Belmonte said the workers deserve more as they continue to help in the delivery of government services to the public.

“All our workers on-duty deserve to be fairly compensated for their sacrifices especially since they face the inevitable risk of contracting the virus,” she said.

Under Ordinance No. SP-3025, s-2021 all workers who occupy a regular, contractual or casual position or those engaged through a contract of service, job order, or similar schemes are all qualified to receive P500 hazard pay per day of duty.

Meanwhile, barangay personnel who occupy plantilla and contractual positions will be given by the city a hazard pay of P200 per day under Ordinance No. SP-3026, s-2021.

Metro Manila was placed under ECQ from March 29 to April 4, and was subsequently extended until April 11.