Mayor Belen Fernandez has led the city government in paying tribute to Job Order Employees (JOEs) who have shown outstanding performance and unfaltering dedication to their duties despite setbacks on their budget allocation on June 26, 2023 during the regular flag raising ceremony at the City Plaza.
Calling them ‘lingkod bayani’, the local chief executive said there are neither small nor big roles that JOEs cannot perform which have helped the city survive and rise up from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Sa kabila ng iba’t-ibang hamon, malaki ang inyong pagdamay at pagmamahal sa siyudad ng Dagupan kahit nakatatanggap kayo ng maaanghang na salita at hindi pagkilala ng ilang opisyal at tawaging ‘multo’ o ‘walang silbi’”, she stated as she congratulated them while receiving their certificates of recognition.
Moreover, Mayor Fernandez highlighted the oftentimes unnoticed contribution of JOEs to the local economy as they perform their jobs during emergencies, vaccination activities, market and street clean ups and other tasks within their respective offices.
The local chief executive likewise announced an annual increment on salaries of JOEs from 9,000 pesos to 12,000 pesos in 2024; 12,000 pesos to 14,000 pesos in 2025; and 14,000 pesos to 16,000 pesos in 2026 in recognition of their hard work.
Furthermore, JOEs may also avail of housing opportunities under the Pambansang Pabahay Para sa Pilipino or 4PH of the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development that will be located in Sitio Sta. Maria in barangay Bonuan Boquig, according to Mayor Fernandez.
A flagship program of the Marcos administration, the 4PH envisions to provide decent and affordable housing to Filipinos and address housing backlogs.
(Dagupan CIO News)