DIGOS CITY, DAVAO DEL SUR – Governor Douglas Cagas announces the distribution of Christmas bonuses for the end of year 2017. Php 5,000 is to be given for each job order in while each regular employee is entitled to an additional 25,000. The issuance comes after calls for the repeat of last year’s financial incentives and the finding of sufficient legal justification. Provincial Board Member Lani Gabutero’s cites legal justification for the releases under the Local Government Code, which coincidentally was co-authored then Congressman Douglas Cagas in 1992. The aforementioned provisions of the Local Government Code authorize issuance of bonuses subject to some conditions the province has already met.
The announcement came as the provincial capitol celebrated its Christmas party. The Christmas bonus is on top of the 14th month pay and Performance Enhancement Initiative Bonus of the National Government. The City Government of Digos has already released a similar Christmas bonus for their employees.