Malaki na take home pay! Legarda assures soldiers, cops of salary hike
It is about time that the base pay of soldiers and policemen is increased to better compensate for the hazards they face in the course of performing their duties to protect the Filipino people.
Sen. Loren Legarda stressed this on Friday adding that the increase in the salary of the military and uniformed personnel (MUP) is funded under the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
She said that P62.8 billion was allocated under the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) for the increase in the base pay of soldiers, policemen, jail officers, firemen, and uniformed personnel from Phil. Coast Guard and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).
“This is good news for our soldiers, policemen and other uniformed personnel in government because they will now receive the long overdue salary increase that they deserve,” she added.
The base pay schedule of MUP was last increased eight years ago, said Legarda, a reserve officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
“We cannot overemphasize the value of the arduous mission our soldiers and policemen have to undertake in order to maintain peace and order by protecting the people and the State from lawless violence, invasion, rebellion, terrorist acts and other activities that might affect public safety and bring harm to the independence of our nation,” she said.