MANILA (Mabuhay) – Acting Makati Mayor Romulo Peña is seeking a dialogue regarding employees’ salaries with suspended Mayor Junjun Binay, who maintains that he is the one authorized to act on the matter.
Peña is personally attending to matters to make sure the employees get their salaries, given the struggle for the top post of the city’s local government.
Binay is still holding office at the new city hall, while Peña is currently at the old one.
“Nagfo-focus na kaming mabuti doon sa mga dapat naming tinatrabaho regarding doon sa mga sweldo ng ating mga empleyado,” Peña said.
He added: “Kinaklaro rin namin sa kanila na kami na ‘yung kinikilala ng Landbank kasi dalawa yata ‘yon, ilan ‘yung bangko namin.”
The report also said Peña wants to talk to Binay regarding the employees’ salaries next payday.
For his part, Binay said, “Makakasweldo ‘yung mga employees. Tapos na, naihanda na ‘yon. Ano’ng kailangang pag-usapan? Wala, eh.”
Binay said he was signing vouchers, saying that the banks the city government are affiliated with, namely, Landbank and Philippine National Bank, recognize his signature on the said documents.
Both banks have not released official statements on the matter.
It added that Peña is also waiting for the treasurer that will be appointed for him by the Department of Finance. (MNS)