Salary increase for all Lapu-Lapu Town Hall employees in sight

ALL Lapu-Lapu City Hall employees can expect a salary increase if the 2022 annual budget is approved by the City Council.

Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan announced this during his first flag-raising ceremony at the start of his second term on July 4, 2022.

Chan noted that the salary increase for all city hall employees was included in the proposed annual budget of 3 billion pesos which was not approved by the previous council.

which was dominated by the opposition bloc.

All of the city councilors who won the May 9 elections are allies of Chan, including city council president, reelected vice mayor Celedonio “Celsi”

Sitoy.

With that, the re-elected mayor urged the city council to approve the annual budget during its ordinary session this week, which will also cover the repair of facilities that

were damaged during the onslaught of Typhoon Odette.

The city is currently using the re-enacted 2021 annual budget amounting to 2.7 billion pesos.

“I am sure that in my second term, with the support of the city council and the support of our new congresswoman Cindi King-Chan (wife of Mayor Chan), ma-implementar na

ang atong mga proyekto (our projects will be implemented),” the mayor said, while asking for the cooperation and support of his constituents.

Chan had previously expressed hope for resolving long-standing issues regarding drainage, flooding, traffic in the city, as well as repairing structures damaged by Odette such as

multipurpose gymnasiums and schools.

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