DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 13 (PIA) -- Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo opens the first Monday flag ceremony with encouragement and excitement to over a thousand employees to prepare the Year 2020.
The mayor urged the assembled government workers to be prepared for an exciting year full of events and implementation of various infrastructure projects that will be benefit both citizens and visitors of the city.
In his message, Remollo urged government workers to be prepared for an exciting year, which promises to be full of events and positive development for the city and the people.
This includes the construction of two concrete bridges in Colon Extension and near the Bureau of Internal Revenue in Taclobo, the completion of the Central Materials Recovery Facility and sanitary landfill in order to close the dumpsite, shoreline protection along Rizal Boulevard and Brgy. Tinago, adoption of PediGrab, and upgrade of the CCTV system that may include facial recognition.
This year, Dumaguete City will once again host the Central Visayas Regional Athletics Meet this February with more than 10,000 athletes and guests and nearly 3,000 outstanding international athletes who will compete in ASEAN Schools Games in November.
Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno Depositario announced other upcoming sports events include National Beach Ultimate Frisbee Open on Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, Philippine Collegiate Champions League Regional Elimination Basketball Event on Feb. 3 to 7, Visayas Beach Ultimate Frisbee Open Feb. 29, Little League Visayas Regionals on April 22 to 15, Little League Nationals on May 21-28, among others.
Remollo also said there will be another round of salary increases in tranches for regular employees.
It can be noted that because of higher tax collection, the city was able to comply in granting the salary increases for regular employees in four tranches beginning 2016 up to 2019, he said.
When the mayor assumed office, all job order employees were granted a total of P70 across-the-board daily wage increases while the casual plantilla had a raise of P 50/day in recognition of their industry and dedication to service.
Remollo stressed that both the city officials and employees must work with industry and integrity to earn the trust of the people and translate the taxes paid into more services and benefits for the citizens. (jct/ PIA7 Negros Oriental with reports from CPIO Dems Demecillo)