Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla.
Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico  “Mic”Petilla.

TACLOBAN CITY , (PNA) -– Capitol employees will be having a merrier Christmas as they are set to receive their PHP20,000 signing bonus.

The amount is being released as an additional incentive for the holidays, as the performance enhancement incentive (PEI) for state workers have already been released to them.

Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla in his announcement made during the Capitol Christmas Party said, the employees more than deserve their bonus this year for working hard in helping the provincial government build back and recover from the devastation of the typhoon two years ago.

Announcement of the amount of additional cash gift has become an awaited yearly tradition during the Christmas Party of the provincial government, which was held again at the Leyte Academic Center Gymnasium in Palo town.

Petilla said this year’s celebration can be totally felt as many have already brought their lives back into normalcy.

Meanwhile, the governor also lauded the employees in their effort in making sure the success of several projects initiated under his administration.

Capitol employees, on the other hand, welcomed the release of the signing bonus. Last year, the provincial government provided extra cash gift of PHP15,000 and PHP10,000 in 2013.

Job order employees will also receive PHP8,000 this year.

Capitol employees are also set to enjoy a salary increase next year pursuant to the approved Salary Standardization approved by President Benigno Aquino III.

The provincial capitol of Leyte employs more than 2,000 workers. (PNA)