Bukidnon allots P101M for extra cash gifts

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 16 Dec) – The Bukidnon provincial board approved two supplemental budgets today, including allotment of a total of P101.3 million for extra cash gifts or “performance enhancement incentives (PEI).”

But there is still no official document yet showing how much of the PEI allotment will be released to the provincial government’s 1,423 regular employees, including 27 department heads, and 840 casual employees.

The board allocated P45 million of the P68.6 million Supplemental Budget No. 5 of the Economic Enterprise for the PEI. It also allocated P56.3 million of the P125.8 million Supplemental Budget No. 6 of the General Fund for PEI.

About P62.7 million of SB No. 05 is sourced from “subside from general fund” to the economic enterprise. The rest were taken from “reversion of accounts payable” such as hazard pay for Provincial Indigency Health Project (PIHP) (P860T), subsistence allowance (P3.2 million), salary differential (P1.3 million), and payables (P507T) .

Most of the additional budget in Supplemental Budget No. 06 is sourced from “savings from non-office” accounts for a total of P81.1 million. A total of P43.8 million was also sourced from “savings from different offices” with P34.2 million from the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) and P9.6 million from “personal services”.

The joint certification of availability of funds released by provincial accountant Richel Okit and acting provincial treasurer Teodora Dinlayan lumped under savings from “non-office” about P78.9 million. The other items in “non office” are MOOE of P1.4 million from SP (Sangguniang Panlalawigan) Special Allocation and MOOE of P793T from allocation for the Organic Agriculture Act (RA 10068).

Which offices were able to have how much savings was not shown in the document.

Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. announced during the Monday convocation program on December 2 that the PEI would be around P60,000 per employee.

The provincial government was reported to have released PEIs of P70,000 to regular and casual employees last year. It was P60,000 in 2011, and P80,000 in 2010.