Department Of Budget And Management Declared Higher Salary For The Military And Uniformed Men
HIGHER PAY – After the issuance of Congress Joint Resolution No. 1 – where the increase in salary was mandated – it is now applicable to military and uniformed men.
In the past years, there had been an argument about the increase of police and military salaries. Even Ronald Dela Rosa revealed that the president threatened to resign if the increase was not pursued by 2018.
However, just recently, with the approved budget allocation from the approved P3.7 trillion National Budget, Military personnel and officers are now guaranteed to receive higher salaries.
Janet B. Abuel, OIC of the Department of Budget and Management issued the National Budget Circular no. 576 last Tuesday (May 14, 2019). The National Budget Circular no. 576 will serve as the basis for the implementation of the second portion of the increased base salary – approved by the president – for military personnel, military officers and uniformed men.
The Department of Budget Management described the increase in salary ‘retroactive’ in a response to an inquiry forwarded by Inquirer. Saying the increase was not implemented during the government’s operation when under the 2018 reenacted budget at the beginning of the year.
This is according to an article form Inquirer.
The department explained the present situation in their statement:
“The agencies covered by National Budget Circular 576 can already increase the compensation of military and uniformed personnel retroactive Jan. 1, 2019. They may use their available cash to effect the payment, and in case of deficiency, they may request additional cash allocation from the DBM. Overall, the total cash requirements for this compensation adjustment will be considered in the releases to the agencies concerned.”
The implemented increase in base salary will include all personnel in the following agencies and departments:
- Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) under the Department of National Defense (DND),
- Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG);
- Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) under the Department of Justice (DOJ);
- Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) under the Department of Transportation (DOTr):
- National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Namria) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.