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Quezon LGU gives special ‘stress leave’ for single employees this Valentine’s

by Kiko Cueto

SINGLE this coming Valentine’s Day?

One can only say the proverbial “sana all” as single employees working at the municipal government in General Luna, Quezon are entitled to a two-day ‘special stress leave with full pay’ this month.

General Luna Mayor Matt Erwin Florido issued an executive order to which single local government employees can avail themselves of a special leave with full pay on Feb. 15 and 16.

Likewise, the order explained that Valentine’s Day can be a source of stress to many single individuals, thus, they decided to give single employees an opportunity for “self-care and rejuvenation.”

Mayor Florido also said that the leave aims to “address the psychological well-being of employees by providing them with the necessary time for self-care and stress relief.”

And to show “love” to his employees, Florido said he would shoulder the funds to pay workers who would avail themselves of the special leave.

Meanwhile, single employees who opt to report for work on Feb. 15 and 16 will get double pay.

“Ilang araw na lang at sasapit na naman ang Valentine’s Day. Sa ating mga single employees, ramdam ko ang inyong pinagdadaan lalo na at papalapit na ang Araw ng mga Puso,” Florido said on Facebook.

“Mahal ko kayong lahat, kaya naman muli nating inihahandog ang espesyal na pribiliheyo upang mag-enjoy naman kayo ngayong darating na Valentines,” he added.

The “single” employees simply need to apply for the special leave and should be submitted to the human resources office.   

To verify the applicant’s single status, a “confidential investigation” will be conducted by a specialized Verification Committee, the executive order said.

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