October 03, 2022
CEBU City Mayor Michael Rama has urged City Hall workers not to overreact to rumors that the City Government will not renew the contracts of thousands of casual and job order (JO) employees.
Rama told reporters Monday, October 3, 2022, that he still needs to check the list from the evaluation team that scrutinized the performance of the employees.
“G-auna man gud na sila og conclude… nag-react na sila og dili mao. Sayop, akoa pa nang tan-awon (They should not jump to conclusions. I still have to check the list),” he said.
In recent interviews, the mayor announced that he aimed to reduce City Hall’s workforce by half to achieve rightsizing.
Last June 27, Rama did not renew the contracts of 500 casual and JO employees after they failed the evaluation.
In his May 16 memorandum, the employees were evaluated based on the following: “kawatan (thief), tapulan (lazy), hugawan (messy), intregero (intriguer), pala-away (quarrelsome), walay nahibaw-an (ignorant), dili mo bayad og utang (does not pay debts) and mo buko-buko (backstabber).”
The mayor issued another threat last July 4, that he would fire 3,000 employees if they did not perform their duties.
Rama assured that he will tap other government agencies that can provide employment options to employees whose contracts will not be renewed. (IRT, PJB)