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Pres. Duterte with troops. (PNA photo)

SOLDIERS, police officers, firefighters, jail wardens, coast guards and personnel of the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) are getting a raise on their monthly base pay this year and next year.

The two-time pay increases are provided in Congress’ Joint Resolution No. 1 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Jan. 1, 2018.

For this year, the new base pay for the following 24 ranks (lowest to highest) of soldiers, police officers, firefighters, jail wardens, coast guards and NAMRIA personnel are as follows:

  1. Candidate soldier and candidate coastguardsmen – P18,587
  2. Private, Fire/Jail Officer 1, Police Officer 1, Apprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class – P29,668
  3. Private First Class and Seaman Second Class – P30,261
  4. Corporal, Fire/Jail Officer 2, Police Officer 2, Seaman First Class – P30,867
  5. Sergeant and Petty Officer 3 – P31,484
  6. Staff Sergeant, Fire/Jail Officer 3, Petty Officer 3 – P32,114
  7. Technical Sergeant and Petty Officer 1 – P32,756
  8. Master Sergeant, Senior Fire/Jail Officer 1, Senior Police Officer 1 and Chief Petty Officer – P33,411
  9. Senior Master Sergeant, Senior Fire/Jail Officer 2, Senior Police Officer 2 and Senior Chief Petty Officer – P34,079
  10. Chief Master Sergeant, Senior Fire/Jail Officer 3, Senior Police Officer 3, Master Chief Petty Officer – P34,761
  11. First Chief Master Sergeant, Senior Fire/Jail Officer 4, Senior Police Officer 4, First Master Chief Petty Officer – P35,456
  12. Cadet – P35,456
  13. Probationary Second Lieutenant and Probationary Ensign – P35,456
  14. Second Lieutenant and Ensign – P39,356
  15. First Lieutenant, Fire/Jail/Police Inspector and Lieutenant Junior Grade – P43,685
  16. Captain, Fire/Jail/Police Senior Inspector and Lieutenant Senior Grade – P49,801
  17. Major, Fire/Jail/Police Chief Inspector and Lieutenant Commander – P54,799
  18. Lieutenant Colonel, Fire/Jail/Police Superintendent and Commander – P61,375
  19. Colonel, Fire/Jail/Police Senior Superintendent and Captain (Philippine Coast Guard and NAMRIA) – P68,740
  20. Brigadier General, Fire/Jail/Police Chief Superintendent and Commodore – P76,988
  21. Major General, Fire/Jail/Police Director and Rear Admiral P86,227
  22. Vice Admiral (PCG and NAMRIA) – P96,574
  23. Lieutenant General, Police Deputy Director General and Admiral – P108,163
  24. General and Police Director General – P121,143

The new base pay for 2019 are the same for the first 10 ranks while the new base pay for 2019 from the 11th rank onwards are as follows:

  • First Chief Master Sergeant, Senior Fire/Jail Officer 4, Senior Police Officer 4, First Master Chief Petty Officer – P38,366
  • Cadet – P38,366
  • Probationary Second Lieutenant and Probationary Ensign – P38,366
  • Second Lieutenant and Ensign – P43,829
  • First Lieutenant, Fire/Jail/Police Inspector and Lieutenant Junior Grade – P49,528
  • Captain, Fire/Jail/Police Senior Inspector and Lieutenant Senior Grade – P56,582
  • Major, Fire/Jail/Police Chief Inspector and Lieutenant Commander – P62,555
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Fire/Jail/Police Superintendent and Commander – P71,313
  • Colonel, Fire/Jail/Police Senior Superintendent and Captain (Philippine Coast Guard and NAMRIA) – P80,583
  • Brigadier General, Fire/Jail/Police Chief Superintendent and Commodore – P91,058
  • Major General, Fire/Jail/Police Director and Rear Admiral P102,896
    Vice Admiral (PCG and NAMRIA) – P114,235
  • Lieutenant General, Police Deputy Director General and Admiral – P125,574
  • General and Police Director General – P149,785

The pension, however, remains the same pending the legislation of a new pension corresponding to the new base pay, according to JR 01.

Meanwhile, the hazard pay for all military and uniformed personnel shall be fixed at P540 per month.

The funding for the base pay increase in 2018 shall be sourced from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund and other available funds while funding for the base pay increase in 2019 shall be sourced from annual General Appropriations Act, the resolution states.

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