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Inaalagaan ni Duterte! Police, military to get chunk of P3.7T 2018 budget

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by Xave Gregorio

Police and military personnel are getting a chunk of the P3.767 trillion 2018 budget signed on Tuesday (December 19) by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte said part of the 2018 budget will be going to the proposed salary increase of the policemen and military personnel.

“This will also fulfill my campaign promise of doubling the basic pay of our soldiers and police officers, which will take effect on the very first day of 2018,” Duterte said.

The President said the 2018 budget, which is 12 percent higher than the P3.35 trillion 2017 budget, will also be funding infrastructure development, free education in state universities and colleges, universal healthcare, free irrigation and the maintenance of peace and order in the country.

Just before Congress went on a break for the holidays, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed a resolution approving of the doubling of the basic pay for police and military personnel.