Pres. Duterte signs resolution doubling cops, soldiers’ pay

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The military and other uniformed personnel (MUP) will finally get a 100% increase in their base pay starting Jan. 1, 2018 after President Rodrigo Duterte signed joint resolution for this purpose.

The joint resolution authorizing the increase in base pay of military and uniformed personnel in the government and for other purposes said that the modified Base Pay Schedule shall apply to all military personnel under the Department of National Defense (DND) and uniformed personnel under the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA).

Based on the modified pay schedule contained in the joint resolution, a Police Officer 1 or a private in the military would enjoy an increase in pay to P29,668 per month starting January 1, 2018.

For the highest ranking officials or the director general of the Philippine National Police and general of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, they would receive a monthly salary of P121,143 starting January 1, 2018 and a monthly salary of P149,785 beginning January 1, 2019.

The modified Base Pay Schedule for MUP, to be implemented in two (2) years, shall be as follows:

Modified Base Pay Schedule of Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) Beginning January 1, 2018
DNDDILGPCGNAMRIAMonthly Base Pay
BJMPPNP and PPSC
Candidate SoldierCandidate Coastguardman18,587
PrivateFire/Jail Officer IPolice Officer IApprentice Seaman/Seaman Third ClassApprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class29,668
Private First ClassSeaman Second ClassSeaman Second Class30,261
CorporalFire/Jail Officer IIPolice Officer IISeaman First ClassSeaman First Class30,867
SergeantPetty Officer IIIPetty Officer III31,484
Staff SergeantFire/Jail Officer IIIPolice Officer IIIPetty Officer IIPetty Officer II32,114
Technical SergeantPetty Officer IPetty Officer I32,756
Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer ISenior Police Officer IChief Petty OfficerChief Petty Officer33,411
Senior Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer IISenior Police Officer IISenior Chief Petty OfficerSenior Chief Petty Officer34,079
Chief Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer IIISenior Police Officer IIIMaster Chief Petty OfficerMaster Chief Petty Officer34,761
First Chief Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer IVSenior Police Officer IVFirst Master Chief Petty OfficerFirst Master Chief Petty Officer35,456
CadetCadetCadet35,456
Probationary Second LieutenantProbationary Ensign35,456
Second LieutenantEnsignEnsign39,356
First LieutenantInspectorInspectorLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant Junior Grade43,685
CaptainSenior InspectorSenior InspectorLieutenant Senior GradeLieutenant Senior Grade49,801
MajorChief InspectorChief InspectorLieutenant CommanderLieutenant Commander54,799
Lieutenant ColonelSuperintendentSuperintendentCommanderCommander61,375
ColonelSenior SuperintendentSenior SuperintendentCaptainCaptain68,740
Brigadier GeneralChief SuperintendentChief SuperintendentCommodoreCommodore76,989
Major GeneralDirectorDirectorRear AdmiralRear Admiral86,228
Vice AdmiralVice Admiral96,575
Lieutenant GeneralDeputy Director GeneralAdmiralAdmiral108,164
GeneralDirector General121,143
Modified Base Pay Schedule of Military and Uniformed Personnel (MUP) Beginning January 1, 2019
DNDDILGPCGNAMRIAMonthly Base Pay
BJMPPNP and PPSC
Candidate SoldierCandidate Coastguardman 18,587
PrivateFire/Jail Officer IPolice Officer IApprentice Seaman/Seaman Third ClassApprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class 29,668
Private First ClassSeaman Second ClassSeaman Second Class 30,261
CorporalFire/Jail Officer IIPolice Officer IISeaman First ClassSeaman First Class 30,867
SergeantPetty Officer IIIPetty Officer III 31,484
Staff SergeantFire/Jail Officer IIIPolice Officer IIIPetty Officer IIPetty Officer II 32,114
Technical SergeantPetty Officer IPetty Officer I 32,756
Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer ISenior Police Officer IChief Petty OfficerChief Petty Officer 33,411
Senior Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer IISenior Police Officer IISenior Chief Petty OfficerSenior Chief Petty Officer 34,079
Chief Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer IIISenior Police Officer IIIMaster Chief Petty OfficerMaster Chief Petty Officer 34,761
First Chief Master SergeantSenior Fire/Jail Officer IVSenior Police Officer IVFirst Master Chief Petty OfficerFirst Master Chief Petty Officer 38,366
CadetCadetCadet 38,366
Probationary Second LieutenantProbationary Ensign 38,366
Second LieutenantEnsignEnsign 43,829
First LieutenantInspectorInspectorLieutenant Junior GradeLieutenant Junior Grade 49,528
CaptainSenior InspectorSenior InspectorLieutenant Senior GradeLieutenant Senior Grade 56,582
MajorChief InspectorChief InspectorLieutenant CommanderLieutenant Commander 62,555
Lieutenant ColonelSuperintendentSuperintendentCommanderCommander 71,313
ColonelSenior SuperintendentSenior SuperintendentCaptainCaptain 80,583
Brigadier GeneralChief SuperintendentChief SuperintendentCommodoreCommodore 91,058
Major GeneralDirectorDirectorRear AdmiralRear Admiral 102,896
Lieutenant GeneralDeputy Director GeneralAdmiralAdmiral 125,574
GeneralDirector General 149,785

The joint resolution also stated that the hazard pay of all MUP shall be fixed at fiver hundred forty pesos (P540.00) per month.

The funding source of this salary hike shall be sourced from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund and other available funds. The funding requirements for the succeeding years shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

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