NegOcc gov ‘finding ways’ to grant extra bonus


The additional bonus for provincial government employees of Negros Occidental remains uncertain, according to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

“But we are finding ways to do it. By next week probably we have an idea already how much savings we have and from then on we will make our decision,” said Lacson.

What is clear, according to him, is that the Commission on Audit “has constantly disallowed our excess in the salary cap.” (

The governor added that “we would like to not violate the salary cap, that is how we are being guided.”

Provincial government employees have started receiving their P5,000 cash gift and 14th-month pay, which is equivalent to a month’s salary.

Lacson had earlier said there is no additional bonus for Capitol employees due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.