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Lacson extends ‘lifetime thank you’ to Duterte for pension hike of retired MUPs

/ 04:59 PM June 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson on  Thursday extended his gratitude for the pension increase of some 220,000 retired military and uniformed personnel (MUP) in government.

This comes after President Rodrigo Duterte signed Congress Joint Resolution No. 1, which authorizes an increase in the base pay of MUPs.

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“On behalf of the 220,000 MUP retirees, let me say a lifetime ‘THANK YOU’ to PRRD for Joint Resolution No 1,” Lacon said in a tweet.

“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 added.

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on Tuesday released the requirements of retired military uniformed personnel  Armed Forces of the Philippines – General Headquarters (AFP-GHQ), Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

The DBM said it released P29.9 billion to the AFP-GHQ, P21.7 billion to the PNP, P1.9 billion to the BFP, and around P731 million to the BJMP.

Meanwhile, the release order for uniformed personnel of the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority shall be issued upon its submission of the required Special Budget Request to the DBM.

“Accordingly, the recently released amounts already include the adjustment of the pension of the retired MUPs as indexed to the base pay scale of MUP in the active service covering the period June to December 2019 based on the available funds as certified by the Bureau of the Treasury,” the DBM said.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

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