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Duterte orders financial aid to CAFGU members

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order (EO) granting financial support to qualified members of CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) units.

Under EO 94, qualified members of CAA units will receive a monthly allowance of P2,000 beginning July 1, 2019.

“Only duly-appointed members of the CAA units appearing in the roster maintained by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and actually rendering services shall be entitled to the financial support herein set forth; provided, that those who are in the roster and have been appointed but are stil undergoing training as of the aforementioned date, shall be entitled to a prorated portion of said financial support upon the satisfactory completing of the prescribed training,” Duterte’s directive said.

It stated that the funding requirements for the grant of financial support will be sourced from the current year’s available appropriations.

The funding requirements for the succeeding year shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act, subject to the submission of the actual number of qualified CAA members to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

EO 94, signed by Duterte last November 8, 2019, also directs the DBM and the Department of National Defense to jointly issue appropriate guidelines to implement this Order.

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