Standardize pay for gov’t uniformed personnel pushed



Muntinlupa Rep. Rodolfo Biazon. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — A lawmaker on Tuesday proposed a bill which would standardize the pay, allowances and benefits for the government’s uniformed personnel.

Muntinlupa City Representative Rodolfo Biazon, chairman of the House committee on national defense and security, has filed House Bill 6536 entitled “An Act Standardizing The Base Pay, Allowances And Other Benefits Of All Law Enforcement Uniformed Personnel Rendering Government Service,” saying that it was time to resolve the general perception that government work “entails a financial sacrifice brought about by low salaries and allowances.”

Under the proposed measure, the term uniformed personnel pertains to members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), Bureau of Customs (BoC), Bureau of Immigration (BI), and the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Survey (BCGS) who are “regular members of the civil service who are armed and wear uniforms and primarily involved in the enforcement of laws.”

The lawmaker lambasted the “oftentimes not commensurate” salaries and allowances for uniformed personnel, saying “such a situation causes demoralization in the ranks which adversely affects the professionalism expected from them.”

Despite the government’s efforts to standardize compensation for its workers, Biazon said that unlike with the AFP and the PNP where personnel receive similar salaries and allowances, employees of agencies like the BI, BoC and BuCor are still receiving less.

Once enacted as a law, HB 6536 will effect standardization of uniformed personnel’s pay, allowances and benefits, “taking into account the similarity in the nature of the responsibilities pertaining to, and the qualifications of their positions.”

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  • magiting78

    Salaraies of Public employee should be higher than those in Pvt sector…duties of these personnel are 24/7 they should be compensated….

  • ThePatriot

    Itaas muna minimum wage, sino ba makakain ng 260 per day… ano ba yan… ang lalaki na ng sweldo ng public servants kompara sa mga regular na worker..

  • Pedro

    SENATO SIR, pag tinaasan na ba sweldo nyang mga iyan, hindi na ba mangungurakot yan?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Dapat itaas din sahod ng congressman sa level ng mga top executives sa private sector kapalit ng pagpapatigil sa pork barrel.  Panahon na upang ang serbisyo publico at hilig sa paggawa ng batas ang pangunahing dahilan sa pag-kandidato.  Kelangan mawala sa kongreso ang  mga tumatarget lamang sa pork barrel. Kelangan din mabawasan ang insidente ng election-related violence na sanhi ng agawan sa premyong pork barrel.   

  • Kiko Martin

    Agree ako jan sir your honor.pero dapat tingan nyo rin yung mga nasa private sector na mangagawa specially sa econic zone.calabarzon o sa iba pang dako.minimum nila 315,ang regular worker daily rate 344 in 10 years.please lang silipin nyo naman.walang maggawa ang mga empleyado dahil wlang union d2.Pls lang po…

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