- The salaries of cops and soldiers has been raised times two
- It started since the first of January 2018
- PNP Chief director General Ronald dela Rosa revealed about the issue on Monday
As what General Bato said, President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to resign if the salaries of police and military personnel will not be raised in 2018.
KAMI learned that he made the statement in his speech during the mass oath-taking of 753 police personnel promoted for liberating Marawi City and defending their station against the New People’s Army.
"Sabi ni Presidente sa kanyang Gabinete at sa kanyang mga kaibigan sa Congress na if by the end if 2017, if I cannot fulfill my promise to increase, times two, ‘yung sweldo ng pulis at sundalo, magre-resign ako," Dela Rosa shared.
"Hindi n’yo alam ‘yan, ngayon ko lang sasabihin sa inyo. Sinabi talaga ni Presidente na ‘Magre-resign ako dahil wala na akong mukhang ihaharap sa kanila, sinabi ko ‘yan, that was my promise," he added.
General Bato also shared that the Cabinet and Congress puts extra effort in procedures to fulfill the President’s promise. GMA News recently reported that Duterte signed Joint Resolution No. 1 authorizing the increase in base pay of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) in the government on the first day of the year and also took effect at the same day.
"Lingid sa kaalaman ninyo, before the year ended 2017, nag-cramming 'yan, nag-rally ‘yung Gabinete at saka ‘yung Congress na ma-deliver 'yung promise ni Presidente,"
"Totoo nga na nangyari. So magpasalamat tayo sa ating mahal na Presidente," he stated.
Under the joint resolution, an entry-level uniformed officer - Police/Fire/Jail Officer 1, a Private, an Apprentice Seaman, or a Seaman Third Class- who used to receive a base pay of P14,834 shall receive P29,668 this year.
It prescribes a two-tranche increase in 2018 and 2019, while some of the ranks will retain their base pay in the implementation of the modified pay schedule in 2019. The chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, who both have a current base pay of 67,500, will receive P121,143 monthly in 2018 and P149,785 in 2019.
KAMI admires President Rodrigo Duterte on his perseverance for the country and the people of the Philippines!
Life saving cents | KAMI Stories -from KAMI Youtube -your 25 cents can save the life of this baby