Senator Trillanes: PNP, AFP Salary Hike Was Already Agreed By Aquino Administration
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV claimed that former President Benigno Aquino III issued the Executive Order 201, which approves AFP, PNP salary hike.
The senator called on the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte to stop taking credit for the pay hike of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP). Trillanes cited that last February 19, 2016, Aquino issued an EO for the salary increase of Filipino militaries and policemen.
Trillanes alleged that the salary hike of the police force in the Philippines this 2017, was the second tranche of Aquino’s EO. The first tranche was for the allowances, hazard pay, mid-year allowances for soldiers and civilian personnel. Last January 01, 2017, the second tranche was removed.
On Friday (January 20, 2016), Trillanes said that the president’s promise to double the salaries of policemen and militaries remains unfulfilled, so Duterte has nothing to do with pay hike issues. In 2018 up to 2019, the third and the fourth tranche will be respectively implemented.
“Our military and police personnel should be aware that their allowances, together with the salaries of all government employees, have significantly increased since 2016, and will continue to increase until 2019,” said by Trillanes quoted by Philstar.
The military and police would a provisional allowance ranging from P547 to P35, 260 monthly, while officer’ would receive an allowance ranging from P3, 000 to P18, 000, under the second tranche.
The senator reacts on Marine Col. Edgard Arevalo, AFP public affairs office chief, expressing the gratitude of military and policemen to President Rodrigo Duterte for increasing their salary.
The pay hike was ordered by the president during the 3rd quarter of 2016. President Duterte vows to double the salary of the military and policemen before his term ends on 2022.