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Duterte OKs benefits program for slain cops, soldiers

The Program also covers uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Philippines Coast Guard, as well as members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit/Active Auxiliary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order No. (EO) 110, institutionalizing the comprehensive social benefits program (CSBP) for military and police personnel killed and wounded in action.

This aims to provide “speedy, sustainable, and rationalized” social benefits and assistance to the fallen soldiers and police officers, as well as their qualified beneficiaries.

“There is a need to enhance and rationalize existing assistance and benefits given to police, military, and their support units through a CSBP in recognition of their invaluable contribution to the pursuit of just and lasting peace,” said Duterte in signing EO 110 last April 7.

The Program also covers uniformed personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Philippines Coast Guard, as well as members of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit/Active Auxiliary of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

The benefits and assistance to be provided under the CSBP are as follows:

*Special Financial Assistance – A lump sum amount provided to killed-in-action/killed-in-police-operation (KIA/KIPO) personnel, wounded-in-action/wounded-in-police-operation (WIA/WIPO) personnel with total permanent physical disability (TPPD), and WIA/WIPO personnel with major and minor injuries;

*Social welfare assistance – Enrollment in the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program – Modified Conditional Cash Transfer under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), or in lieu thereof, a monthly rice subsidy of 20 kilos or its cash equivalent based on prevailing market price;

*Shelter assistance – A housing unit in existing AFP or PNP (Philippine National Police) housing sites, or construction of a housing unit in the land owned by the beneficiary or financial assistance for the repair of an existing housing unit, in coordination with the National Housing Authority (NHA);

*Health and medical care assistance – Payment of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) premiums and medical assistance for hospitalization and provision of maintenance medicines from the Department of Health (DOH);

*Educational assistance – Educational assistance to a maximum of two children or other qualified beneficiaries of the KIA/KIPO personnel or WIA/WIPO personnel with TPPD; and provided further, that the said beneficiaries are not covered by existing scholarship programs of the AFP-Educational Benefits Systems Office and the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM), and the Department of National Defense (DND)-Commission on Higher Education (CHED)-Philippine Association of State Colleges and Universities Study Grant Program; and

*Employment assistance – Such reasonable assistance for the employment of the beneficiaries of the KIA/KIPO personnel and WIA/WIPO personnel with TPPD to be facilitated by the DILG (Department of the Interior and Local Government) or DND.

EO 110 mandates the DILG and DND to jointly lead the implementation of the CSBP.

It also created regional working groups (RWG) in each administrative region to assist the national government in implementing the CSBP, through the effective and efficient delivery of the benefits to the beneficiaries at the local level.

The RWD in each region shall be composed of the regional directors of the DILG, DPWH, DepEd, DOLE, DOH, DTI, DSWD, CHEF, TESDA, BSP, NHA, PhilHealth, NAPOLCOM, PNP, personnel officers of the AFP and commanders of the AFP major services, unified commands, and other major ground units.

The funding for the implementation of the Order will be sourced from existing appropriations of the implementing agencies of the component benefits under the CSBP, and such other appropriate funding sources as the DBM may identify, subject to existing budgeting, accounting, and auditing laws and regulations.

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