Duterte approves pay hike of military and uniformed personnel
President Rodrigo Duterte has finally signed the joint resolution of Congress authorizing the increase in base pay of military and uniformed personnel (MUP).
Duterte signed Joint Resolution No. 1 on Jan. 1, which will increase the base pay of all military personnel and uniformed personnel under the Departmet of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (Namria).
“There is a need to adjust the compensation package of MUP in order to make it more commensurate with their critical role in maintaining national security and peace and order, taking into consideration their exposure to high-risk environments in the performance of their duties,” the joint resolution read. /atm
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