Payday robberies…

TRIBUTE TO BOLOC-BOLOC HEROES. The entire community of Dumaguete City and Sibulan honor the members of the Bureau of Fire Protection, City Rescue Team and employees of the City Engineer’s Office who risked their lives in the search and retrieval of the remains of the victims who perished after the collapsed of the manmade tunnels in Boloc-boloc, Sibulan. The awarding ceremony held after the traditional Monday flag raising was attended by Mayor IPE Remollo, Councilor Manuel Arbon, Councilor Lilani Ramon, Vice Mayor Franklin Esmeña Jr., Councilors Alan Cordova, Michael Bandal, Karissa Tolentino- Maxino and Liga ng mga Barangay President Dione Amores. Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno T. Depositario who was ordered to facilitate the pay increase of the responders in recognition of their dedication to service beyond what is required of them.

ZD’s TRIVIA

Do you know that wittingly or unwittingly, there could be  regular payday robberies going on in various local government units here or elsewhere?

WHILE strolling  at the scenic Dumaguete boulevard one evening we saw a stocky male senior citizen gazing at the horizon as if recalling good or maybe sad memories of his life . When we approached him, he turned out to be a retiree from one of the city government departments.

Although he was smiling , but as if in deep amusement of his past retirement , he relayed to us the sad part. He said, he worked as a city government casual all his life for 21 years.

When he retired, at 60 instead of receiving almost P500,000 he only got over P200,000 or almost P300,000 short of what he was expectantly computing. The  retirement plans of this poor government casual were shattered.  Why?

Because To his dismay, he had huge deductions form UNPAID GSIS loans and another UNPAID loan which turned out to be his bonus in his last two Christmases with the government.

First he was surprised why his GSIS LOAN remained unpaid for years since he was persistently, and consistently, and regularly  deducted every pay day for that loan.

Second, why did  his gift or bonus of about P20,000 end up as a loan which he was also being deducted upon,  every single pay day?

It is true that most government employees, casuals or regulars, even officials , notice big deductions from their paychecks but they themselves  do not bother to check why and for what purpose. That is their mistake of a lifetime.

Multiply these with over a thousand or more  casuals, job orders and regulars,  who might be potential victims, you have a multi million peso robbery inside  any government office every single pay day.

This can happen anywhere.  we are not saying that this is , this was or  has been happening. What we are urging are those poor government casuals and job orders and even regular employees,  who are regularly deducted pay money  every pay day, without knowing for what purpose.

If you are in doubt of a salary deduction,  and  you a potential  victim, please report to this media or any KBP member station  and we will help you clarify  with the city mayor or governor,  whom we are sure will just  be too willing to catch the thief,  and help stop this anomaly if any.

We say this to all government employees: casuals or regulars,  anywhere at city hall, the capitol or any LGU. Check if your salary deductions were indeed correctly deducted from your legitimate  loans . Don’t pay fictitious loans.. You might retire one day only to know that half of it went to  deductions from  fictitious  unpaid loans which you never availed. And it will then be too late to trace the paper trail.