THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday announced that its 160,000 personnel will be receiving starting in April the first tranche of the additional benefit package contained in Executive Order (EO) 201 signed by President Benigno Aquino 3rd that took effect on January 1, 2016.
PNP Spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor said that the grant of the additional benefits, in
the form of a monthly provisional allowance for military and uniformed personnel, officers’ allowance and increased hazard pay, will be implemented next month.
The corresponding increase differentials for the months of January, February and March this year were released on March 23, 2016 through the individual Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) ATM accounts of PNP personnel, Director Danilo Pelisco, the head for Comptrollership, said.
EO 201 mandates the implementation of a modified salary schedule for civilian personnel and additional benefits for military and uniformed personnel over a four-year period or from 2016 until 2019.
The first tranche of the monthly provisional allowance for uniformed police personnel ranges from P342 for Police Officer 1 to P2,651 for Senior Police Officer IV; and P4,092 for Inspector to P9,708 for Chief Superintendent, Mayor said.
He added that the hazard pay of uniformed PNP personnel will be increased from the current monthly rate of P240 to P390 this year, with subsequent annual increases up to P840 in 2019.
Police commissioned officers with ranks from senior superintendent to director general will receive monthly officers’ allowances ranging from P1,000 to P9,000 in the first tranche of implementation.
PNP non-uniformed personnel (NUP), meanwhile, will receive the first tranche of the modified salary schedule in April, with corresponding salary increase differentials payable on March 23, 2016.
EO 201 also entitles all state workers to midyear and year-end bonuses beginning on 2016 equivalent to one-month basic salary.