THE families of the 44 police commandos killed in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last month have received varying amounts of benefits from the government, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said over the weekend.
PNP chief information officer Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr. said each family received P250,000 from the Office of the President (OP). This is on top of the Basic Life Insurance and Special Financial Assistance from the PNP, the amount of which depends on the rank of the SAF member.
The maximum amount received by the beneficiaries is about P764,000 while the lowest is P407,000, Cerbo said.
The PNP spokesman added that the PNP is now in the process of computing the unused leave credits of the slain policemen which will be converted into cash and deposited in their ATM accounts on February 25.
Cerbo added that starting March 16, the families of the slain SAF commandos will receive monthly pensions from the PNP.
Meanwhile, the National Police Commission is processing the documents for burial and gratuity benefits, the PNP spokesman said.