Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Close  
  • share this

With ‘2 wives,’ Duterte wants a raise

/ 07:26 AM February 24, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Should President Duterte get a raise?

With his heavy workload, the President wishes he would be paid something to the tune of P1.5 million.

ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking at Camp General Adriano Hernandez in Iloilo on Thursday, Mr. Duterte said his monthly salary amounted to only about P200,000 a month, with no meal or representation allowance.

“I get so tired and you know how much I earn? 200. I have two wives,” Mr. Duterte said.

FEATURED STORIES

“My ideal salary, if I would estimate it, I should be getting—no joke—one million, five hundred (a month),” he said.

Salary Grade 33

 

The President’s salary, which is Salary Grade 33, would bring his 2018 monthly pay to P298,083, according to Executive Order No. 201 signed by President Aquino in 2016.

The executive order modified the salary schedule for civilian government personnel and granted additional benefits for both civilian and military and uniformed personnel.

Next year, the President is set to get another increase under the salary schedule—to be implemented in four tranches

—even though it won’t be high enough to give him P1.5 million a month.

ADVERTISEMENT

Fourth tranche

 

In the fourth tranche of the salary increases, which would be given in 2019, the President’s salary would go up to P399,739.

Any new order increasing the President’s salary would not benefit Mr. Duterte.

The Constitution states that no increase in the President or Vice President’s compensation should take effect until the expiration of the term of the incumbent during which the increase was approved.

For one so underpaid, Mr. Duterte said his schedule was so demanding that even the constant saluting became exhausting.

 ‘Very tiring’

 

“It’s very tiring, you keep on flying and saluting,” he said, eliciting laughter from the crowd at the army camp.

When he leaves the house,  he has to return the salute of the security officer at the door, he said. He has to salute the Coast Guard officials guarding this barge as well as the officers inside it. He also has

to salute those who meet him upon disembarkation.

He also regularly shuttles between Manila and Davao City, his hometown. —WITH A REPORT FROM INQUIRER RESEARCH

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Benigno Aquino III, Camp General Adriano Hernandez, Executive Order No. 201, Philippine news updates, President Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

PH films in Germany, Indonesia and Canada

September 20, 2018 12:40 AM

entertainment

La Diva reunion in the works

September 20, 2018 12:30 AM

entertainment

‘Nun’ star on benefits of watching horror films

September 20, 2018 12:20 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.