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Duterte vow to double cops’ pay will inspire them to do better

/ 04:21 PM May 24, 2016
NP / MAY 16, 2016Policemen perform pass in review after their flag ceremony at Philippine National Police, Camp Crame Headquarters, Quezon City, May 16, 2016. Presumptive president-elect Rodrigo Duterte plans to increase the salaries of policemen to P75,000 to P100,000.INQUIRER PHOTO / NINO JESUS ORBETA Notes:

Policemen pass in review after the flag ceremony at Philippine National Police, Camp Crame Headquarters in Quezon City on May 16. NIÑO JESUS ORBETA/INQUIRER
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Doubling the salary of policemen, as promised by incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, will certainly encourage the cops to do their jobs better as it will boost their morale.

The spokesperson of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday thanked Duterte for his promise not just to increase but to double the salaries of the members of the 160,000-police force.

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During the campaign period, Duterte repeatedly stated in his speeches his plan for the salaries of cops.

He said the increase would be implemented so that members of the PNP, perceived to be one of the most corrupt government agencies, would no longer engage in corrupt activities.

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“Kami ay nagpapasalamat sa ating butihing Pangulo. Ang kaniyang tiwala at pagbibigay ng dagdag na sweldo para sa ating kapulisan ay malaking boost sa morale nga ating mga pulis para magtrabaho ng maayos,” PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said in a press briefing at Camp Crame.

Increasing policemen’s income, however, would also mean that much would be expected of them.

“Kung binigyan tayo ng marami, marami rin dapat tayong i-produce. Sinasabing much is given, much is demanded,” Mayor said.

Mayor urged all PNP personnel to shape up and prove to the people that they are deserving of a higher pay, which would come from the taxes of the people.

As for the unscrupulous members of the PNP, the spokesperson advised them to leave the organization as early as now.

“‘Yung mga pulis na gagawa ng masama, tiwali at labag sa batas ay dapat lamang mawala sa organisasyon, dahil nga tayo ay binigyan na ng maayos na benepisyo ay dapat lamang na mas maging maayos pa ang aming trabaho—paglilingkod sa ating mamamayan,” he said. RC/rga

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