Manila, Philippines – Policemen, military officers, and uniformed personnel will be receiving increases on their salaries starting January 15, 2018. This is after Malacañang Palace releases a copy of Joint Resolution No. 1, approved by the Congress on December 2017 and the President by January 1, 2018, itemizing the updated list of uniformed personnel and their corresponding salary hike.
As quoted from the Resolution,
The Modified Base Pay Schedule shall apply to all military personnel under Department of National Defense (DND) and uniformed personnel under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).
In the joint resolution those entry-level officers including the Police Officer 1 (PO1), Fire Officer 1, Jail Officer 1, a private, Apprentice Seaman and Seaman Third class will now be receiving a 100% increase. From Php 14,834.00 to 29,668.00.
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Salary increases for policemen and uniformed personnel has been a promise of President Duterte since he assumed the position.
Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson, Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos said that the salary increase must be reciprocated with better services.
Likewise, he added that this shows that the government is valuing the sacrifices of the uniformed personnel in performing their duties.
Meanwhile, Malacañang is also eyeing the salary increase of public school teachers. In a statement from Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,
Well, it’s very clear. He asked his Cabinet members to find ways to increase the salary of teachers.