• PNP announces pay increases for policemen starting from April

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    THE 160,000 personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) will start receiving from April the first tranche of their additional benefit package contained in Executive Order 201 that took effect on Jan. 1.

    Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, PNP spokesman, said in a statement the additional benefits will be in the form of monthly provisional allowance for military and uniformed personnel, officers’ allowance and increased hazard pay.

    In the same statement, Director Danilo Pelisco, PNP head for comptrollership, said the corresponding increase differentials for the months of January, February and March were released to PNP personnel last March 23.

    EO 201, issued by President Benigno Aquino III on Feb. 19, orders the implementation of a modified salary schedule for civilian personnel and additional benefits to military and uniformed personnel over a four-year period between 2016 and 2019.

    Mayor said in the statement that the first tranche of the monthly provisional allowance for uniformed police personnel ranges from P342 for Police Officer 1 to P2,651, Senior Police Officer IV; and from P4,092 (Inspector) to P9,708 (Chief Superintendent).

    He added that the hazard pay for uniformed PNP personnel will be increased from the current monthly rate of P240 to P390, with subsequent annual increases of up to P840 by 2019.

    Police Commissioned Officers with rank of Senior Superintendent to Director General, on the other hand, will receive a monthly officers’ allowance ranging from P1,000 to P9,000 as part of the first tranche of implementation.

    PNP Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP), meanwhile, will receive the first tranche of the modified salary schedule in April, with a corresponding salary-increase differential, payable on March 23.

    EO 201 also entitles all state workers to midyear and yearend bonuses equivalent to one-month basic salary starting from 2016. ANTHONY VARGAS

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