Dagupan Mayor donates 4 months salary as cash gift to Job Order workers

  • Dagupan City Mayor Marc Brian Lim donated four months of his salary and year-end bonus to give as cash gift to the city’s Job Order workers
  • He said he wants to give them a gift since he knows they are not entitled to bonus or cash gift unlike regular employees
  • Back in April, Mayor Lim also donated his 8 months salary to buy COVID-19 test kits for the city’s mass testing

Dagupan City Mayor Marc Brian Lim has donated his salary and bonus to give as cash gift to the Job Order (JO) employees of the city.

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Mayor Lim announced that the JO workers of the city will have more blessings to expect this year as a cash gift will be given to them. He donated four months’ worth of his salary and year-end bonus, to be divided equally to all the city government’s job order (JO) employees. According to estimates, each job order employee will receive at least P1,000.

During the lighting of the giant Christmas tree and decors in the city’s central business district, Mayor Lim apologized that the amount is meager but he hopes the workers appreciate it and continue to work for the city.

“Pasensya na kayo, medyo maliit lang ‘yon. Pero at least mayroon kayong matatanggap. I hope that you continue to believe in our leadership but most important of all, I hope you continue to believe in the city of Dagupan that whatever challenges we are facing, it is worth fighting for,” Mayor Lim said.

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The generous mayor said he chose to donate his salary because he knows the JO employees are not entitled to a bonus or cash gift unlike the others.

This isn’t the first time Mayor Lim donated his salary as an act of good deed. Back in April, he also donated eight months’ worth of his salary to buy COVID-19 test kits for some of his constituents.