Mayor Isko approves P500/day hazard pay to city government’s ECQ workers

Marje Pelayo   •   August 25, 2020   •   892

MANILA, Philippines —  Local government workers who physically reported for work during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) will receive hazard pay amounting to P500 per day.

Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Monday (August 24) signed the ordinance allocating a budget of P151 million for the program under Ordinance No. 8667.

The Mayor said that the P151 million budget will be sourced from the Manila City government’s Personal Services and Special Activities fund and Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses fund.

President Rodrigo Duterte had placed the entire Metro Manila under ECQ from March 17 to May 15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The payment of COVID-19 hazard pay is hereby authorized to city government employees and personnel who physically reported for work in their respective work stations during the implementation of an ECQ at P500 per day per person based on the following computation: P500 x number of days physically reporting for work during the ECQ from March 17, 2020 to May 15, 2020,” Domagoso said, quoting the ordinance.

To avail of the hazard pay, city government workers should be holding regular, contractual or casual positions, or are engaged through contract of service, job order or other similar schemes.

“The personnel shall have been authorized to physically report for work at their respective offices or work stations on the prescribed official working hours by the head of department, bureau or office during the period of implementation of ECQ,” he said.

The ordinance was signed pursuant to Malacañang’s Administrative Order No. 26, series of 2020 which authorized the grant of COVID-19 hazard pay to government personnel who physically reported for work.

Isko Moreno, Willie Ong officially launch tandem for 2022 polls

Robie de Guzman   •   September 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Wednesday formally announced his presidential bid for the 2022 national elections.

Domagoso made the announcement in front of his supporters in Tondo, Manila.

“Kaya buong kababaang-loob inihahayag ko sa inyo mga kababayan ko: Sa darating na Mayo, tanggapin nyo po ang aking aplikasyon bilang Pangulo ng Pilipinas,” he said during his speech.

He also introduced Dr. Willie Ong as his running mate in the upcoming polls.

Mayor Isko was a former actor who grew in the slums of Tondo while Ong is a cardiologist and an internist who has over 16 million Facebook followers.

Ong ran for senator in 2019. He placed 18th overall but he garnered the second highest number of overseas votes for senator.

Moreno will face Senators Panfilo “Ping” Lacson and Manny Pacquiao, who both recently declared their intentions to join the presidential race. Ong will be against President Rodrigo Duterte and Senate President Vicente Sotto III in the vice presidential race.

The official filing of candidacy will start in October.

Mayor Isko, confined at Sta. Ana Hospital

Maris Federez   •   August 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sta. Ana Hospital on Monday confirmed the admission of Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso due to mild coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

In a statement released Monday, Sta. Ana Hospital director, Dr. Grace Padilla, said Domagoso was admitted Sunday night, showing “mild colds and cough and body malaise as presenting symptoms.”

The mayor, however, has no fever.

“His RT-PCR test result turned out positive. Lab tests were taken, and the initial findings of his chest CT Scan result is normal. Our clinical impression: He has a mild COVID,” Padilla said.

Presently, Mayor Isko is maintained on oral anti-biotics and vitamins as supplements. He is stable comfortable and sleeping well, she added.

Padilla also announced that Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna is on her way to recovery as she was admitted last week.

“Thank you for all the prayers and good wishes for the speedy recovery that all of you have given,” Padilla said.

The hospital administration assured that their medical specialists and nursing team will be closely monitoring the local chief executive, and will continue to post updates on his condition.

QC gov’t approves P250M fund for ECQ, MECQ workers’ hazard pay

Marje Pelayo   •   June 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Quezon City government has approved the release of P250 million funding to provide hazard pay to all its eligible workers.

Those qualified for the said benefit include employees who physically reported for work during the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

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

“They deserve no less as they continue to support us in the delivery of our services and programs to the public,” she added.

Quezon City Ordinance No. SP-3025, s-2021 states that “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, a hazard pay of P200 per day will be provided to barangay personnel who occupy plantilla and contractual positions under Ordinance No. SP-3026, s-2021.

“Barangays are also encouraged to draw from their funds and to add up to P300 maximum as hazard pay to their staff who were on-duty during the period,” said Assistant City Administrator for Fiscal Affairs Don Javillonar.

The ECQ was declared in the National Capital Region from March 29 to April 4 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

It was subsequently extended to April 11 then downgraded to MECQ from April 12 to April 30.
Further, MECQ was extended until May 14.

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