No Salary Increase For Police Officers in 2017 Budget. -- Budget Sec Diokno


There would be no salary increase for policemen in the 2017 National Budget, said Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Thursday.

Despite next year’s budget increasing by 11.6 percent from P3.002-trillion in 2016 to P3.35-trillion, the promised pay hike for officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) would not be included.

During the campaign season, then-mayor Duterte promised to increase police’s salaries from P50,000 to P100,000 per month if he became president. He said the additional compensation would be a “morale boost” for the country’s law enforcers and an added incentive to stay away from criminal activities.

In an ambush interview, Diokno explained  “Wala pa ‘yun [pay hike for police]. Pero kasali na sila dun sa salary standardization.” 

The standardization law assures fairness to all public servants. If the employees of one department received a pay hike, the law requires the government to increase the pay of employees from other departments.

Senator Edgardo Angara earlier pushed for the Magna Carta for PNP to give a separate pay scale for police and soldiers, so they will be compensated at least P50,000 per month.


No Salary Increase For Police Officers in 2017 Budget. -- Budget Sec Diokno

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