IRA Not for Bonuses - DILG

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IRA Not for Bonuses - DILG


MANILA, Philippines - Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo Monday cautioned provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, and barangay officials against using their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) funds for gift-giving and bonuses, stressing that they should only be used for developmental projects.In his memorandum circular, Robredo said IRA should not be used for: Administrative expenses such as cash gifts, bonuses, uniforms, supplies, meetings, communication, water and light, petroleum products, salaries, and the like; wages or overtime pay, and traveling expenses, whether domestic or foreign."He added that the IRA should never be used for expenses such as registration or participation fees in training, seminars, conferences, or conventions; construction, repair, or refurbishing of administrative offices; purchase of administrative office furniture and fixtures, equipment, or appliances; and maintenance or repair of motor vehicles, with the exception of ambulances.The IRA, Robredo said, should be set aside for beneficial programs such as livelihood and employment, school buildings, hospitals, health centers, and other projects that would help improve the welfare of their constituents. …

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