San Fernando City adopts 4-day workweek

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SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union: The city government once again adopts a 4-day workweek starting April 4 as cost-cutting measure expected to generate significant savings on electric bills and other related office operating and maintenance costs. Mayor Pablo Ortega, in issuing the executive order for the scheme, stated that the measure will also give employees more time to enjoy the rest of the week with their families this summer. He cited Administrative Order 117 issued by former Pres. Gloria Arroyo in March 2005 directing all government offices to implement a four-day workweek for the months of April and May to cut operational costs. City employees will report for work from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays until May 31, 2016. Ortega said that personnel in front line services – health office and public safety – are not covered by the order. A skeletal force at the City Civil Registrar, General Services Office and City Treasurer’s Office will be implemented to ensure uninterrupted service.

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  1. I personally think this is not a very good idea because more time spent on family, husbands, wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, will only increase the population of the country, and I hope no other place will adopt this concept because the whole country will be hurting and suffering as the result of this long weekends.