Soldiers, Police & Uniformed Personnel to Receive Their 100% Base Pay Hike Starting 2018

Members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Philippines (PNP), and other uniformed personnel will receive their paychecks with a 100 percent increase in base pay on the first payday of 2018, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno revealed on Wednesday.


Secretary Diokno was quoted as saying "The Senate President and House Speaker signed yesterday the joint resolution increasing the pay of military and other uniformed personnel in government," Diokno told reporters.

The Budget secretary added further that "So by January umpisa na 'yan," he said, noting that Pres. Duterte is expected to sign into law the joint resolution this week.



President Rody Duterte once promise to double the base pay of soldiers, cops and other uniformed personnel and approving the joint resolution is a fulfillment of the President's promise.

Based upon the joint resolution, uniformed personnel's base pay will be increased by 100 percent starting from Police Officer (PO) 1 in the Philippine National Police or a Private in the Armed Forces of the Philippines and equivalent ranks in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Public Safety College, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority.

Sec. Diokno was quoted as saying "A PO1 and those with equivalent ranks will enjoy a 100 percent increase, resulting in monthly base pay of P28,668," Diokno said.



Effective January 1, 2018, overall, the salary adjustments will result in a 58.7-percent average increase for all military and uniformed personnel (MUP) ranks.

The second tranche of base pay increase for the ranks of PO IV up to Director General and equivalent ranks was allowed through House Joint Resolution No. 18 and Senate Joint Resolution No. 11. The increase in base pay for soldiers, police, firefighters, and jail guards will cost P64.2 billion for 2018.

Sec. Diokno noted that the increase will be funded from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Funds and from the available allotment in the respective budgets of the agencies concerned.

Source: PNA / PIA

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