LOOK: House OKs pay hike for soldiers, cops on 2nd reading


MANILA, Philippines – The House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 6, approved on second reading a House Joint Resolution (HJR) 18 that would pave the way for an increase in the base pay of uniformed personnel in government.
HJR 18 applies to all military personnel under the Department of National Defense, and all uniformed personnel under the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the Philippine Coast Guard, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority.
The measure is sponsored by House leaders including Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, and Minority Leader Danilo Suarez. Appropriations committee chairman Karlos Nograles and lawmakers Johnny Pimentel, Harlin Neil Abayon III, Ruffy Biazon, Gary Alejano, John Bertiz, Marlyn Alonte, Arthur Yap, and Salvador Belaro Jr, complete the list of resolution sponsors.
The increase in the base pay of candidate soldiers up to the rank of chief master sergeant in the military and their equivalent ranks in the other agencies  will be fully implemented beginning January 1, 2018.
The increase in the base pay for the ranks of First Master Sargeant to General and their equavalent ranks in the DILG, PCG, and NAMRIA will be implemented in two years beginning January 1, 2018.
Hazard pay for uniformed personnel will also be fixed at P540 a month, according to the resolution.
In late September, Malacañang  endorsed a budget department resolution for soldier and police's pay hikes. 
The base pay schedule for uniformed personnel, implemented over two years, is as follows:
From January 1, 2018 



DND
DILG
PCG
NAMRIA
Monthly Base Pay


BJMP and BFP
PNP and PPSC


Candidate Soldier
 
 
Candidate Coastguardsan
 
18,587


Private
Fire/Jail Officer I
Police Officer I
Apprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class
Apprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class
29,668


Private First Class
 
 
Seaman Second Class
Seaman Second Class
30,261


Corporal
Fire/Jail Officer II
Police Officer II
Seaman First Class
Seaman First Class
30,867


Sergeant
 
 
Petty Officer III
Petty Officer III
31,484


Staff Sergeant
Fire/Jail Officer III
Police Officer III
Petty Officer II
Petty Officer II
32,114


Technical Sergeant
 
 
Petty Officer I
Petty Officer I
32,756


Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer I
Senior Police Officer I
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
33,411


Senior Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer II
Senior Police Officer II
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Senior Chief Petty Officer
34,079


Chief Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer III
Senior Police Officer III
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer
34,761


First Chief Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer IV
Senior Police Officer IV
First Master Chief Petty Officer
First Master Chief Petty Officer
35,456


Cadet
 
Cadet
Cadet
 
35,456


Probationary Second Lieutenant
 
 
 
 
35,456


Second Lieutenant
 
 
Ensign
Ensign
39,356


First Lieutenant
Inspector
Inspector
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
43,685


Captain
Senior Inspector
Senior Inspector
Lieutenant senior Grade
Lieutenant senior Grade
49,801


Major
Chief Inspector
Chief Inspector
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
54,799


Lieutenant Colonel
Superintendent
Superintendent
Commander
Commander
61,375


Colonel
Senior Superintendent
Senior Superintendent
Captain
Captain
68,740


Brigadier General
Chief Superintendent
Chief Superintendent
Commodore
Commodore
76,988


Major General
Director
Director
Rear Admiral
Rear Admiral
86,227


 
 
 
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral
96,574


Lieutenant General
 
Deputy Director General
Admiral
Admiral
108,163


General
 
Director General
 
 
121,143



From January 1, 2019



DND
DILG
PCG
NAMRIA
Monthly Base Pay


BJMP and BFP
PNP and PPSC


Candidate Soldier
 
 
Candidate Coastguardsan
 
18,587


Private
Fire/Jail Officer I
Police Officer I
Apprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class
Apprentice Seaman/Seaman Third Class
29,668


Private First Class
 
 
Seaman Second Class
Seaman Second Class
30,261


Corporal
Fire/Jail Officer II
Police Officer II
Seaman First Class
Seaman First Class
30,867


Sergeant
 
 
Petty Officer III
Petty Officer III
31,484


Staff Sergeant
Fire/Jail Officer III
Police Officer III
Petty Officer II
Petty Officer II
32,114


Technical Sergeant
 
 
Petty Officer I
Petty Officer I
32,756


Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer I
Senior Police Officer I
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
33,411


Senior Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer II
Senior Police Officer II
Senior Chief Petty Officer
Senior Chief Petty Officer
34,079


Chief Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer III
Senior Police Officer III
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer
34,761


First Chief Master Sergeant
Senior Fire/Jail Officer IV
Senior Police Officer IV
First Master Chief Petty Officer
First Master Chief Petty Officer
38,368


Cadet
 
Cadet
Cadet
 
38,368


Probationary Second Lieutenant
 
 
 
 
38,368


Second Lieutenant
 
 
Ensign
Ensign
43,829


First Lieutenant
Inspector
Inspector
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
49,528


Captain
Senior Inspector
Senior Inspector
Lieutenant senior Grade
Lieutenant senior Grade
56,582


Major
Chief Inspector
Chief Inspector
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
62,555


Lieutenant Colonel
Superintendent
Superintendent
Commander
Commander
71,313


Colonel
Senior Superintendent
Senior Superintendent
Captain
Captain
80,583


Brigadier General
Chief Superintendent
Chief Superintendent
Commodore
Commodore
91,058


Major General
Director
Director
Rear Admiral
Rear Admiral
102,896


 
 
 
Vice Admiral
Vice Admiral
114,235


Lieutenant General
 
Deputy Director General
Admiral
Admiral
125,574


General
 
Director General
 
 
149,785



The resolution passed on 2nd reading after a 3-hour debate on the floor. Act Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio moved to amend the resolution to cover all government employees, but Nograles rejected it.
Nograles did approve an amendment to suspend pension indexation only up to January 1, 2019 or earlier, if a new pension reform law is passed.
Its counterpart measure in the Senate recently hurdled the committee level.
A hike in soldier and cops’ salaries was among President Rodrigo Duterte campaign promises in the 2016 elections.
Read the full resolution here:

 – Rappler.com

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