MEMBERS of the 150, 000-strong Philippine National Police (PNP) will have an early Christmas.
This came after the PNP announced on Thursday that Malacañang will release this week the year-end bonus for government workers including the P1.8 billion for the year-end bonus of active duty police personnel.
The PNP spokesperson, Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, said in a statement that the PNP Directorate for Comptrollership has released the policemen’s bonus of P1,837,449,867.23 through the PNP Finance Service.
The PNP spokesperson added that the amount was released through the Finance Service and was subsequently credited to the individual ATM payroll account of active duty uniformed police personnel and non-uniformed personnel.
Chief Supt. Felixberto Lagiwid, director of the PNP Finance Service, said also in a statement that police personnel who are not yet enrolled in the ATM payroll system will receive checks thru the Regional Finance Service Offices (RFSOs).
The police official explained that the year-end bonus represents 50 percent of the 13th month pay and other cash benefits mandated by
the law for all government workers.
The first tranche of the 13th month pay for the year was released in May 2014.
Mayor said, as an administrative policy, the release of the 13th month pay to PNP personnel with pending administrative and criminal cases is deferred.