Last tranche of salary increase for Muntinlupa City government employees announced

In the progressive City of Muntinlupa, Mayor Ruffy Biazon announced the last tranche of salary increases for City Government employees, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The raise of the salaries is in accordance to law and it will take effect very soon.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon announced on Jan. 23 that city government employees will get their salary increases by the end of the month.

This is based on Republic Act 11466 or the Salary Standardization Law of 2019.

The fourth and last tranche of the salary increases for qualified government employees took effect on Jan. 1, according to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The first tranche of the salary increase took effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

“Good news para po sa kawani ng pamahalaan. Pagdating po ng katapusan ng buwang ito ay pai-implement na ang fourth tranche ng Salary Standardization Law (Good newas for employees of the government. By the end of this month, the fourth tranche of the Salary Standardization Law will be implemented),” said Biazon during the flag raising ceremony at the Muntinlupa City hall on Jan. 23.

Under RA 11466, the monthly salary of a government employee under Salary Grade 1 will increase to P13,000 (under Step 1 level) in the fourth tranche compared to P11,551 in the first tranche.

The government recognizes the indispensable role of its dedicated personnel in serving our beloved country. We are firmly committed to help them amidst rising prices of goods and services. We hope this latest salary increase will cushion the impact of inflation,” said Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman.

According to DBM, RA 11466 covers all positions for civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual in nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or created in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches; constitutional commissions and other constitutional offices; state universities and colleges (SUCs); and government-owned or controlled corporations (GOCCs) not covered by RA 10149.

The law also applies to all positions for salaried LGU personnel, whether regular, contractual or casual in nature, elective or appointive; on full-time or part-time basis, now existing or thereafter created in LGUs, and all positions for barangay personnel which are paid monthly honoraria, the DBM added.

Excluded under the law are those engaged without employer-employee relationship and funded from non-Personnel Services (PS) appropriations/budgets.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? As a local resident, do you think the salary hike for City Government employees is justified?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Muntinlupa City offers online business permit processing and extends deadline to January 31, 2023

Recently in the progressive city of Muntinlupa, the City Government made things more convenient for local business to renew their business permits by offering online business permit processing as well as moving the deadline to January 31, 2023, the Manila Bulletin reported.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

The Muntinlupa City government is offering an online business permit processing for the convenience of taxpayers.

The Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO) encouraged people, especially those who are unable to visit the Business Permit Renewal Hub at the Muntinlupa Sports Center in Barangay Tunasan, to avail of the Business E-Payment System (BESt) as a more convenient alternative to the renewal process.

In addition, the Muntinlupa City Council passed a resolution granting the request of BPLO officer-in-charge Engr. Allan Cachuela to extend the business permit renewal deadline to Jan. 31 to give business owners the chance to comply and avoid penalties.

Mayor Ruffy Biazon welcomed these developments and urged Muntinlupeños to beat the deadline by taking these opportunities that support grassroots businesses–a key component of his economic agenda.

Entrepreneurs who wish to renew their permit may visit the Muntinlupa City government website (https://muntinlupacity.gov.ph/). They must first send their business account details and active company email address to bplo.muntinlupa@yahoo.com or through a personal message to the BPLO Muntinlupa Facebook page. For security, entrepreneurs must send their details via message and not put them in the Facebook comments.

An official notification will be sent to the provided email address. Afterwards, the applicant must create a BESt account and undergo verification through email. Once verified, entrepreneurs must sign into the BESt portal, choose the business permit renewal option, and provide the necessary details and business information. Payment fees can then be settled via Development Bank of the Philippines or Landbank.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? If you are trying to renew your business permit, are the latest announcements good enough on making things convenient for you?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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German vlogger arrested by Muntinlupa police officers for allegedly raping minor in motel

Recently a German national who published online a video of his own acts of picking up a local girl in the Alabang area and paying her got apprehended by Muntinlupa City’s police officers for allegedly committing rape, according to news report by the Manila Bulletin. The video, which was posted on Facebook and YouTube, caught the attention of Mayor Ruffy Biazon who wanted the vlogger declared persona non grata. The German national goes by the online identity as “Mr. Pogi German”. In the news report of GMA Network, it was stated that the suspect has been overstaying here in the Philippines according to the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

A German vlogger who posted a video on Facebook and YouTube that showed him picking up a girl in Alabang, Muntinlupa, paying her P1,000 as “help” and kissing her was arrested by the police for alleged rape.

Marcel Messall, more popularly known as “Mr. Pogi German” on his social media accounts, was nabbed by the Muntinlupa police on Jan. 10.

Based on the report by Muntinlupa police chief Col. Angel Garcillano, the girl that Messall picked in Alabang turned out to be 17 years old, a minor, and not 18 as he claimed in the video.

Messall, 29, a resident of Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal, was nabbed by combined elements of the Muntinlupa police’s Alabang Substation and Intelligence Section.

Based on the investigation by the police, the victim had a chat with Massell on the Messenger app. They met in front of a mall in Alabang and he invited her to go to a motel.

The police said, however, Messall “insisted to have a sexual Intercourse with the victim but the latter refused to it. The suspect forced to undress the victim” and had sex with her.

The victim told her mother what Massell did to her and they went to the Women and Children Protection Unity of the Muntinlupa police to report the incident.

Messall will be charged with violation Republic Act 8353 (The Anti-Rape Law of 1997) in relation to Republic Act 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act).

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon on Jan. 9 condemned Massell’s video showing him picking up the woman in Alabang, bringing her to a motel and kissing her–all caught on video, which he uploaded on Facebook and YouTube.

Biazon asked the Muntinlupa City Council to declare “MR Pogi German” persona non grata in the city after the mayor was tagged by a netizen in the latter’s video, which was uploaded on Jan. 7 on Facebook.

Messall’s video, titled “I’ve Met a 18 Years old Filipina Pick Up Girl from alabang Muntinlupa,” has garnered 10 million views, more than 13,000 comments and more than 256,000 reactions as of this writing.

“Sa una, akala ko papakita pa niyang nagmamagandang loob siya na tinutulungan yung 18-year-old single mother na mabigyan ng kaunting panggastos. Akala ko ang ending ay kunwari dinala niya ito sa kwarto tapos bibigyan nya ng pera tapos hahayaan na niya. Pauuwiin na niya, binigyan ng aral. Obviously hindi iyon ang nangyari. Meron pang scene na pinost sa kanyang vlog na nagtalukbong sila dun sa kumot (Initially, I thought he was doing a good deed of helping the 18-year-old single mother by giving her money to spend. I thought the ending was him bringing the woman to the [motel] room and then he would give money and let her go. He would send her home after lecturing her. Obviously, this did not happen. There is a scene that he posted on his vlog that they hid under the sheets),” said Biazon.

The mayor said, “Ang parang lumalabas sa akin, parang napopromote na dito sa Muntinlupa, with P1,000 may makukuha ka (For me, it seems that it is being promoted that in Muntinlupa, with P1,000 you can get [a woman]). That is something we should not tolerate.”

“Mr. Pogi German” even encouraged other women to participate.

“Who wants to be the next girl for my content?! Tara na pm me!!!” he wrote.

“Obviously, pinagkakakitaan niya rin ito. Ang masama dito, he is actually promoting prostitution (Obviously, he is making money out of this. The bad thing is he is actually promoting prostitution),” said Biazon.

For added insight, watch the Tagalog news video of GMA Network below.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Have you seen the controversial video online already? If you did, are you convinced that prostitution and rape really happened? Do you think that Muntinlupa could be a hot spot for prostitution and rape now?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Landmark ordinance of Muntinlupa City signed into law by Mayor Biazon

Recently in the progressive city of Muntinlupa, Mayor Ruffy Biazon signed into a law a landmark ordinance that deals with poverty in varied ways, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon signed a landmark ordinance on Jan. 5 that will address poverty by providing wide-ranging services to pregnant women and their children including nutrition, childcare and scholarship programs.

Ordinance No. 2022-035, or the Womb to Work Program Ordinance, was signed by Biazon after the Muntinlupa City Council passed it.

The Womb to Work Program is a program that aims to provide a solution to poverty in our city. The program is designed to take care of a pregnant woman until she gives birth. We will help from schooling until employment to become a productive Muntinlupeño. This is part of our 7K Agenda,” said Biazon after signing the ordinance.

The ordinance states that the Muntinlupa City government is aligned with the 3rd National Plan of Action for Children, which aims to have children with “better quality and improved way of life; that children are well nourished, have healthy lives and are active learners with good quality education; that children are safe and free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation; (and) that children are actively participating in decision-making processes affecting their lives according to their evolving capacities.”

In implementing the ordinance, the city government will have the following goals:

Reduction of maternal mortality, new born deaths and under five deaths reduction of morbidities by ensuring maternal and child health care, including new born care, with time tested and proven interventions and ensuring adequate essential supplies, drugs, access to health care and medical facilities;

End children’s hunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition by drawing on broader and multi-sector nutrition sensitive programs that address the underlying effects of malnutrition and nutrition specific programs that address the immediate causes of malnutrition focusing on the first 1,000 days of a child’s life through infant and young child feeding, complementary and supplementary feeding;

– Combatting water-borne and communicable diseases;

– Prevention and treatment of substance abuse;

– Reduction of childhood disabilities, deaths and injuries from accidents and road crashes;

– Universal access of adolescents to reproductive health care services;

Access to quality early child care and development with the expansion an accreditation of day care services and child development centers and mandatory kindergarten to make young children ready for school;

– Inclusive and quality basic education, alternative delivery modes, flexible learning options and alternative learning systems

The qualified pregnant or lactating women residing in Muntinlupa under the ordinance are those who are registered in the Womb to Work Program; live in informal settlements; with total household income below minimum wage; lack access to health and nutrition services; solo parents; with debilitating sickness; nutritionally at risk; belong to indigenous groups, farmers and fisherfolks; and other similar or analogous cases.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Do you think the newly signed ordinance is indeed a landmark ordinance?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Ten earliest taxpayers recognized by Muntinlupa City Government

During the first day of the processing of the renewal of business permits in the City of Muntinlupa, the City Government formally recognized the first ten taxpayers who made it, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. The said taxpayers were also rewarded.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

The Muntinlupa City government recognized the 10 taxpayers who were the earliest to pay their taxes during the first day of the renewal of business permits on Jan. 3.

Mayor Ruffy Biazon, together with City Administrator Allan Cachuela, city councilors and department heads, awarded the top 10 earliest taxpayers at the Muntinlupa Sports Center in Barangay Tunasan, where the renewal of business permits is being done until Jan. 20.

The top 10 earliest taxpayers on Jan. 3 are Elmer Jesalva (RJ Sari-Sari Store), Erchie Tamon (Erchie Appliance & Parts), Ma. Pinky Begona (MPLG Bagona Trading), Althea Ador (OOST & VOOST Inc.), Denise Dador (Block Devs Asia Inc.), Almer Cesar Piedad (ALFG Trucking Services), Joceln Jalac (Edson Dacana Apartment), Kimberl Lauveles (Beecube Inc.), Arnold Bantiligan (Bob Garon Vandelvort Consultancy) and Laudemer Waminal (Chaulamber Enerprises).

Jesalva has been the No. 1 earliest taxpayer in the last three years. The top 10 received certificates of recognition and baskets of groceries from the Muntinlupa City government.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development. If you are running a business within Muntinlupa, have you ever tried becoming one of the ten earliest taxpayers whenever the business permit license renewal processing happens?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Processing and renewal of business permits in Muntinlupa City ongoing

Since January 3 – the first business day of the year 2023 – the City Government of Muntinlupa has officially started the issuance and renewal of business permits and applicants for such permits are welcome to visit the Muntinlupa Sports Center in Barangay Tunasan, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

The Muntinlupa City government has started the issuance and renewal of business permits on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The renewal of business permits will be held from Jan. 3 to 20 at the Muntinlupa Sports Center in Barangay Tunasan.

Business owners can also apply for a permit online through the Business E-Payment System (BEST) at https://best.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/Accounts/Login.aspx.

Please make sure that you have all the requirements for a smooth transaction,” said Mayor Ruffy Biazon.

According to the Muntinlupa Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), the requirements for the renewal of business permits this year are:

1 BIR Monthly/Quarterly Payments for 2022 (photocopy and original), Form No. 2550Q/2551Q/2550M, Form No. 1701Q/1702Q

2. Audited financial statements duly filed before the SEC/BIR (for the period covering two years prior) / Annual Income Tax Return

3. Previous Mayor’s Permit

More requirements can be seen in the full news article of the Manila Bulletin.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident who runs a local business, have you tried having your business permit renewed already? Do you prefer to have it renewed online or over the counter?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Police officers seize multiple pieces of firecrackers and penalize open pipe muffler ban violators in Muntinlupa City

In the progressive city of Muntinlupa, the prohibitions on the use of firecrackers and open pipe mufflers wer put into action as the local police seized thousands of pieces of firecrackers and penalized many open pipe mufflers ban violators, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

More firecrackers were seized while 60 persons were penalized for using open pipe mufflers in Muntinlupa on New Year’s Eve.

According to the Muntinlupa City government, as of 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, nearly 4,000 pieces of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices including 52 improvised “boga” were seized by the Muntinlupa police in different operations.

Muntinlupa police chief Col. Angel Garcillano said the confiscated firecrackers will be turned over to the Southern Police District (SPD) headquarters for consolidation and destruction.

Muntinlupa City Ordinance No. 14-092 prohibits “the manufacture, display, sale, distribution, possession or use of firecrackers or pyrotechnic devices and such other similar devices and the exploding of firecrackers or other similar explosives within the territorial jurisdiction of Muntinlupa City.”

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Were you able to spot the presence of firecrackers in your local community recently? How disturbing to you were the open pipe mufflers?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Cash incentives for Muntinlupa City Government employees announced

Employees of the City Government of Muntinlupa should be very happy right now as Mayor Ruffy Biazon officially announced the release of cash incentives, according to a news report by the Manila Bulletin. They will receive the said incentives very soon.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Good news for employees of the Muntinlupa City government.

Mayor Ruffy Biazon announced the release of the Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) amounting to P5,000 and P10,000 to regular, casual, job order and contractual employees of the city government before the year ends.

“Katulad ng inanunsyo ko sa Employees’ Night, bago matapos ang taon ay matatanggap po ninyo ang Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) na nagkakahalaga ng maximum P10,000 for regular at casual employees, at maximum na P5,000 naman para sa job order at contractual employees (Like what was announced during the Employees’ Night, before the year ends, you will receive the Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) amounting to a maximum of P10,000 for regular and casual employees, and maximum of P5,000 for job order and contractual employees),” said Biazon on Dec. 27.

The SRI is in accordance with Administrative Order No. 1 approved by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. that authorized local government units (LGUs) to give incentives to employees as long as there are funds available.

Biazon said upon the release of the memo, he ordered the city budget department, personnel, accounting and treasury to study the proposal and find funds for the incentive.

“Thankfully, mayroong savings ang Lokal na Pamahalaan na sapat para magamit sa nabanggit na incentives for employees. Maraming salamat sa ating Local Finance Committee for the swift action. (Thankfully, the local government has enough savings to be used for the said incentives for employees. Thank you to our Local Finance Committee for the swift action),” he added.

The mayor also thanked the Muntinlupa City Council for immediately approving the measure through a special session held on Dec. 27.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Do you believe the City Government workers deserve the cash incentives? Do you personally know anyone who works for the City Government?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.

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Muntinlupa Mayor Biazon warns public about scammers

In the progressive city of Muntinlupa, Mayor Ruffy Biazon told the public to be aware of scammers who defraud them, according to a Manila Bulletin news report. It should be noted that scammers are using new tactics (example: the usurpation of authority) to fool people and take something away from them, especially now that the Christmas season is ongoing.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon warned the public against scammers who are using his name or those of officials of the city government to defraud people.

“Binabalaan ko po ang publiko na mag-ingat, lalo na ngayong panahon ng Pasko, may mga scammers o mga nananamantala (I warn the public to be careful, especially this Christmas season, against scammers or those who take advantage),” he said.

On Dec. 15, he said, several people went to the Muntinlupa City hall to report scamming incidents.

A scammer who pretended to be Biazon called one business establishment in Muntinlupa and reserved its venue for six hours and even ordered food. The establishment eventually found out it was a scam.

Other residents received text messages from people who also pretended to be Biazon and asked them to send cell phone loads.

“Nakakatawa nga, Mayor Biazon nanghihingi ng load (It is funny, Mayor Biazon asking for load),” he said.

Some restaurants also received orders from people who pretended to be the mayor. One restaurant even recorded one phone call of the scammer.

“Wag basta basta maniniwala sa mga natatanggap na tawag at nagpapakilala bilang Mayor Biazon o opisyal ng Pamahalaang Lungsod, lalo pa kung mukha itong kahina-hinala (Don’t believe easily when you get phone calls and say they are Mayor Biazon or official of the city government, especially when it appears to be suspicious),” the mayor warned.

He added, “Nakakalungkot dahil kahit panahon ng Kapaskuhan ay walang pinalalampas ang mga scammer na ito. Mag-ingat po tayong lahat (It is saddening that because it is the Christmas season, these scammers will not miss any opportunity. Please be careful).”

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Did you encounter any scammers online or in person this Christmas season? If you are running business eager to make money during the Christmas season, have you developed a strategy to determine if there are scammers among your customers?

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Muntinlupa City a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) awardee this year

The progressive City of Muntinlupa has been named by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) awardee this year and Mayor Ruffy Biazon received the award on behalf of the city during the awarding ceremony, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.

To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…

Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon received the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Biazon and Vice Mayor Artemio Simundac attended the SGLG awarding ceremony held on Dec. 14 that was led by DILG Sec. Benjamin Abalos Jr. and Executive Secretary Lucas Bersamin.

The Seal of Good Local Governance is an “award, incentive, honor, and recognition-based program [that] aims to boost LGUs’ drive to constantly progress and/or sustain their notable performance across various governance areas.”

Congratulations, Muntinlupa City! We are an SGLG (Seal of Good Local Governance) Awardee this 2022! Thank you to all employees of the city government including Cong. Jimmy Fresnedi for his excellent leadership when he was the mayor. #MuntinlupaNakakaproud,” said Biazon.

According to the DILG, out of the 1,715 local government units that were assessed, 18 provinces, 60 cities, and 274 municipalities in the country passed the 2022 SGLG criteria.

Muntinlupa is one of the five LGUs in the National Capital Region (NCR) which passed the SGLG assessment. The other awardees are the cities of Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Navotas, and Quezon.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Are you delighted to see the city formally declared an awardee of the prestigious SGLG award under the DILG?

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