President Duterte approves Resolution for pay hike of military and uniformed personnel

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Manila, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has just signed the joint resolution authorizing increase in military’s base pay and other uniformed personnel in the government.

On Tuesday, the Palace released the Congress’ Joint Resolution No. 1 covering all military and uniformed personnel under the Department of Defense (DND), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Also includes the Philippine Coast Guard, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).

According to joint resolution signed by President Duterte on January 1, the uniformed personnel need the compensation package.

The said pay hike will commensurate their critical role in keeping the country safe and the citizens protected.

The joint resolution also provides that modification of the base pay for the MUP “shall be aligned with the objective of maintaining fiscal integrity and pursuing pension reform.”

The House of Representative passed the Resolution to the Senate on December 11, and 13, 2017.

Source: PNA 

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