ANGELES CITY – All 4,695 employees here – elected, co-terminus, casual, and Contract of Service received 10 kilos of rice and food packages on December 7, 2023 from the city government, under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo ‘Pogi’ Lazatin Jr.
Among the beneficiaries of the rice subsidy and food packages are the 13 elected officials in the city; 1,232 permanent, casual, and contractual personnel; and 3,450 COS employees.
Flordeliza Santos, president of the Association of Government Employees for a New Dynamic Angeles City (AGENDA), expressed gratitude to Mayor Lazatin for his kindness not just to the city hall employees, but also to their families.
“Hindi po namin inaasahan na bukod sa mga benepisyo na bonus ay may rice subsidy at food packages pa. He is truly working hard to show his appreciation to the employees by providing us with these kinds of benefits despite the effects of the pandemic,” Santos said.
According to her, this is heartwarming news apart from the P18,000 additional benefits for the 1,232 permanent, casual, and contractual workers and P3,000 year-end gratuity for 3,450 COS personnel.
“Mula noong unang pag-upo po niya bilang mayor hanggang ngayon po ay hindi nagbago ang kanyang malasakit sa ating mga employees. Muli po, maraming salamat po Mayor Pogi! Mabuhay po kayo,” Santos furthered.
Aside from the 10 kilos of rice and food packages, all employees will get a chance to win prizes in this year’s City Hall Employees Recognition Night.
Mayor Lazatin will award certificates of recognition and cash incentives to 87 city hall employees for the year 2023.