Only SK chairs entitled to salaries

Only SK chairs

The implementation of the ordinance granting honoraria and incentives to the Sangguniang Kabataan Members, secretaries and Treasurers of all 30 barangays in Dumaguete City has been put on hold after the Department of Budget and Management rendered a contrary opinion stating that only SK Chairpersons are entitled to benefits by virtue of their position.

Earlier, the City Council passed an ordinance granting P 1,000 monthly honoraria for all SK officials. But DBM Region 7 Director Imelda C. Laceras asserted that the grant of benefits “is not allowed in the absence of any legal bases.”

Nevertheless, the City Government will continue to study other means on how to provide incentives and benefits to deserving SK officials for the services rendered.