Benitez: Only JOs with 3-month appointment will be paid

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Only city government job order (JO) employees with 3-month appointments will get paid, according to Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Benitez.

Benitez made the statement in response to complaints from JO order employees who claimed they have not received their paychecks for several months.

Those who do not have a 3-month appointment are considered volunteers, the city mayor said. (

When asked how many JO employees there are, Benitez said around a thousand.

Some job order employees expressed their concerns about their unpaid salaries on social media.