Former running mate of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte , Senator Alan Peter Cayetano revealed to the media at the opening “36 buttons” last June 12 at the Abreeza Mall that he proposed to Duterte the bill together with upcoming PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa to increase the salaries of the policemen with a minimum wage of Php 50,000 who ranked police officer 1 while PNP Generals will receive a monthly salary of Php 100,000 before giving a copy to incoming Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno to review his proposal.
Nowadays, a police offer receives a monthly wage of Php 20,000. Cayetano is hopeful that the Congress will approve his proposal before Christmas this year so that it will implement and a big help for the families of policemen.
The monthly increase for PNP Officers is easy according to Cayetano but complicated to increase the salaries of military officials. Duterte was satisfied to the senator’s proposal but some associates of the Congress might continuously propose a bill to increase the salaries of other public officials which is impossible.
If our country’s economy will continue to perform well then there is a possibility that the other workers of the government will also receive an increase to their salaries but for now the Duterte government is focusing on the law and police enforcers. The senator also expressed his desire to have an additional budget for the PNP officials who will retire.