Employees of Malacañang Palace and Davao City Hall would celebrate a good Christmas this year after President Rodrigo Duterte and Mayor Inday Sara Duterte gave P50,000 bonus to their staffs.
The President decided to raise the bonus of Malacañang employees after he was got informed that his daughter, Inday Sara gives a higher premium to Davao City hall employees.
Initially, Duterte said that Palace employees will only receive P40,000 bonus, but he changed his mind after he realized that Davao City Hall staff received a higher bonus.
“P30k papunta ng P40k ‘yan. Wow, huwag niyo akong kalimutan ah, maski ballpen na lang. Okay na ‘yan o kulang pa?”
He announced the good news during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony held in the Palace grounds.
“Sabi ni Inday bakit naman kayo, Maynila, National Capital (Region) P40k, ang bigay doon sa Davao P50k,” he said.
“So, hindi tayo magpalugi sa Davao. Sabi ko wala akong pakialam magnakaw ka na, dispakulhin mo ‘yang pera basta gawain mong P50k. It’s gonna be P50k. Okay na ‘yan,” Duterte added.
The President announced it several days after Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that employees working for government agencies generated savings will receive a cash incentive of not exceeding P25,000.