MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has expressed its gratitude to the Senate for approving on third and final reading the resolution which seeks to increase the base salary of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) starting January next year.
“We are grateful to Congress for this act of approving the resolution,” AFP public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said late Thursday.
He added that the pay increase will definitely boost the morale of every soldier, airman, sailor, and marine as this translates to higher take home pay.
Sen. Gringo Honasan, chair of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security and sponsor of Senate Resolution 11, earlier said the proposed law seeks to increase the base salary of all military and police personnel.
This includes jail guards, firemen, coast guards and those under the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority and the Philippine Public Safety College.
“The President has repeatedly made promises of higher salaries to the military and the police personnel. In support of this commitment, this joint resolution, if enacted into law, would double the MUPs base pay,” Honasan said in his sponsorship speech. (PNA)