THE Philippine National Police leadership yesterday welcomed the increase in pension of retired police officers and men as ordered by President Duterte. Following the presidential order, the Department of Budget and Management released P21.7 billion for the retired police personnel’s adjusted pension needs.
“The PNP welcomes the release of funds by the Department to Budget and Management for pension adjustment of retired PNP personnel covering the period June to December 2019 which is equivalent to the base pay scale of active duty police personnel pursuant to the approval by President Duterte of Congress’ Joint Resolution No. 1 that authorizes additional pay for retired military and uniformed personnel,” said PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde.
“The PNP leadership is grateful for this much-deserved pension increase for PNP retirees in recognition of their long years of faithful public service. This manifests the genuine concern of the Duterte administration for the welfare of the men and women of the uniformed services in both active and retired sectors,” he added.
Last week, former PNP chief-turned Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ M. Lacson extended his gratitude for the pension increase of some 220,000 retired military and uniformed personnel (MUP) in government after President Duterte signed Congress Joint Resolution No. 1, which authorizes an increase in the base pay of MUPs.
“On behalf of the 220,000 MUP retirees, let me say a lifetime ‘THANK YOU’ to PRRD for Joint Resolution No 1. No other President has shown such concern for those who served and offered their lives for country and people. All we have to do is continue breathing for as long as we can,” the senator said in a tweet.