Share this on:
 E-mail
5
VIEWS
0
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view omeroscar's profile
    Posted February 21, 2014 by
    omeroscar
    Location
    Manila

    More from omeroscar

    Phl village officials to receive benefits

     
    A lawmaker is proposing the grant of retirement pay of not more than P100,000 to village officials in the Philippines after their service.
    Rep. Mercedes Alvarez of Negros Occidental province said the provision of the additional benefit would serve as recognition to their vital contribution to the realm of public service.
    At present, Alvarez said, village officials only receive honoraria or allowances despite the fact that they are the first representatives of the government approached by their constituents for basic services and needs.
    "The officials and employees of the barangays are the frontliners in public service and are also the first responders to any situation in their respective barangays," Alvarez pointed out.
    House Bill 3763 provides that all village officials shall be entitled to a lump sum retirement pay equivalent to a one-year honorarium but in no case shall not exceed P100,000 to be taken from the barangay retirement fund.
    To avail of such benefit, the measure requires that the retiree is at least 60 years of age with a minimum of nine years of service at the time of the retirement.
    Under the bill, the term retiree includes all village officials, including members of peace and order, health and daycare workers.
    The Alvarez proposal also calls for the creation of the Barangay Retirement Fund (BRF), which shall be used to fund the retirement of village officials mentioned in this Act.
    The amount equivalent to one percent of the share of the national government under Section 284 of the Local Government Code of 1991, as amended, shall be used for this purpose.
    Alvarez said it should be the responsibility of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to administer and ensure the appropriate disbursement of the fund.
    The bill amends for the purpose Section 393 of Republic Act 7160, as amended, otherwise known as the "Local Government Code of 1991."

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story