Piddig, Laoag City has implemented a four-day work week for its municipal government employees to save on fuel and electricity, among others.
Mayor Eduardo “Eddie” Guillen said in an interview that the shortened work week is aimed at improving the productivity of employees while trying to promote stronger families by giving them more time to bond at home.
“The four-day work is also in anticipation of a looming food crisis,” said Guillen as the Politiko added.
He also noted that Fridays will be “Food Production Day” for employees to establish their own food garden.
Mayor Guillen also said that the municipality will also be distributing vegetable seeds for all barangays to have their own community gardens while all idle lots in the Poblacion will be planted with fruit-bearing trees and vegetables.
Excepted from the mayor’s order are frontline service workers such as those who work in healthcare, janitorial services, and radio communication who are required to report daily.