The Sangguniang Bayan approved an ordinance granting financial assistance to Barangay workers and volunteers, specifically for their medical needs, on March 27, 2017.
The ordinance, penned by Hon. Marie Claudette Quimpo, aims to recognize the hard work and service of the Barangay workers and volunteers. It is also in response to the budgetary limitations of each barangay that bar them from providing additional financial aid to their workers.
All Barangay workers and volunteers are entitled to annual financial assistance worth P3,000 in the event that they become incapacitated for work, be confined in a hospital due to sickness, or in need of medical laboratory attention. To process claims, the Barangay workers must submit the necessary documents to the Municipal Budget Office.
This ordinance is in support of Serbisyong May Malasakit.