The Pasig City government will start regularizing its employees with short-term renewable contracts and has worked for the local government for 15 years or longer, Mayor Vico Sotto said Monday.

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto on his first speech as mayor, July 01, 2019 at Pasig City Hall. (KEVIN TRISTAN ESPIRITU)

This is the second phase of Sotto’s sweeping reforms to regularize contractual and job order employees of the local government.

“More regularizations to come. Naka-usap ko na yung HR Department natin at magsisimula na tayo doon sa 15 years and above in service (More regularizations to come. I have already talked to our HR [Human Resources] Department and we will start with employees with 15 years in service and above),” Sotto said.

The mayor added,“646 employees in total po ‘yan. Expect niyo ma-regularize na kayo hopefully magawa natin by this year pero pinakalate naman niyan is early next year (There are 646 employees in total. Expect that you will be regularized, hopefully we can do this by this year or early next year).”

Since the start of his administration in 2019, Sotto has begun regularizing contractual employees of the local government with 20 years in service or more.

The mayor said only five of such city hall employees are yet to be regularized for they were not able to submit their requirements last time.

On his 31st birthday last June 17, Sotto signed the appointment papers of over 100 city hall employees and made them permanent employees of the local government.

“Ang pangarap natin para sa Pasig ay isang local na pamahalaan na una, insolated sa politics, pangalawa, may meritocracy na tunay (Our dream for Pasig is to have a local government with first, insolated in politics, and second, with meritocracy that is authentic),” he said.

Pag ganoon po tayo, ibig sabihin, talagang magiging mas maganda pa ang serbisyo ng ating pamahalaan sa atin (If we are like that, it means that our government will be able to serve us better),” he added.

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