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Capitol raises allowance of barangay volunteers

November 28, 2012

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ALL 11,355 barangay volunteers in the Cebu province each received a P2,400 allowance from the provincial government during their general assembly at the Cebu International Convention Center yesterday. The amount is P900 higher than last year’s allowance. A total of 200 retired barangay volunteers were give P10,000 each as a token of appreciation for their […]

Fiscals hope Cebu City Hall restores P18,000 stipend Mayor to study it

November 13, 2012

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As Christmas draws near, Cebu City prosecutors hope City Hall would resume giving them monthly cash incentives. The city government stopped the release of monthly allowances of P18,000 to city prosecutors last June reportedly due to funding problems. “We were informed by a source from City Hall that the budget is tight. I understand they […]

Court ruling needed Are allowances tax-free?

March 27, 2012

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A court ruling is needed to settle the question of whether prosecutors’ allowances from local government units (LGUs) should be tax-free. Regional State Prosecutor Fernando Gubalane, who insists the allowances are tax-free, yesterday said he may seek declaratory relief in court after the Commission on Audit (COA) suspended their allowances from the Mandaue City government. […]

Justice Secretary Let’s avoid conflict of interest

March 27, 2012

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JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima is wary about allowances given by local governments. “I always have reservations about that. I saw that most of our local prosecutor’s offices are receiving allowances from LGUs. I feel that that’s not an ideal situation, and in fact it’s questionable,” said De Lima in an interview with Cebu reporters […]

Fiscal seeks P800 hike in travel allowance

March 26, 2012

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Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro has asked the Talisay City Council to pass a resolution increasing the travel allowance of prosecutors attending cases to Talisay City. In a letter dated March 23, Castro wrote the council asking an P800 increase from the original allowance of P200. Castro is detailed as prosecutor of the office of Talisay […]

Barangay officials to receive allowances

December 5, 2011

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CEBU City barangay captains and councilors will start receiving their P5,000 and P3,000 financial aid from the city starting this week. But Mayor Michael Rama said the city can only release the funds computed starting September when the City Council passed the P28 million appropriation for the allowances as part of Supplemental Budget 2. Rama […]

Case revives issue of ‘judicial independence’ Case revives issue of ‘judicial independence’

November 18, 2011

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  THREE years ago, a handful of Cebu judges said “no more” to allowances given by the Cebu provincial government. The controversy over the stipend—with its potential for raising doubt about a judge’s impartiality in cases involving the host local government—was raised in 2008. It became a controversy after the allowance of RTC Judge Bienvenido […]

JUDGE BACKS OUT: City Hall stipend ties his hands in Rallos land case

November 18, 2011

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    Eventually, it’s difficult to bite the hand that feeds. A judge has decided to let go of handling the long-running land dispute between the Rallos heirs and the Cebu City government over a P133-million money claim that City Hall refuses to pay. In a one-page order, Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge James Stewart […]

Pagcor suspends giving P4-M aid to Cebu City

September 22, 2011

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The Philippine Gaming and Amusement Corp. (Pagcor) has suspended giving its monthly assistance to Cebu City and other local government units pending an audit of how the funds have been used. That’s P4 million a month for Cebu City uses the fund for various items, including the purchase of vehicles for police and barangays. In […]