ANGELES CITY — An ordinance granting awards and incentives to barangay officials who have served three consecutive terms has been proposed at the city council here.
“This will somehow motivate incumbent first and second termer officials to work even better since they know they can receive such incentives if they get three terms,” said councilor Amos B. Rivera, principal author of the proposed measure.
“For the third termer, it’s the city’s gesture as a form of reward for their service and sacrifices,” he added.
According to Rivera, the current benefits granted to all barangay officials are “very minimal compared to the overwhelming tasks they have to perform under existing laws particularly in the area of peace and order and community relations despite the limited resources made available to them.”
Under the proposed ordinance, barangay captains and kagawads who have rendered service for three consecutive terms will be given an award as “distinguished public servant” and a gratuity in recognition of their service rendered to the city in the amount of P200,000 and P100,000 respectively.
At present, Rivera said, the barangay officials receive, at an average, an honorarium of P25,000 per month for barangay captains and P19,000 per month for kagawads, noting that the barangay officials get their honorarium depending on the budget of their respective barangays.