Part 2 of 4
Last time, I was quite elated when Part 1 trended and reached almost 50,000 unique views within a week. I would like to thank all of you for that. Emotions aside, I will now present part 2 of this series as promised.
In Part 1, we discussed the PNP proposed salary increase and I made some graphs to better explain the differences, especially on how the proposed increase for each rank fared against other ranks – most notable is the difference in the receivables of lower ranking PNCOs against the senior ranking and that of the junior PCOs and senior PCOs.
Now for the part 2 of this blog series, I’ll be discussing the other allowances, pays, and bonuses under the proposed base pay increase and will compare it to the existing ones, and then finally, I will sum up the base pay and other bonuses, pays and allowances, and make some sort of summary.
Also, I will present the Senate bill no. 9 which effectively approved the base pay increase on the upper house level, and is now waiting for the lower house version before a bicameral committee can tackle it to consolidate and combine their versions.
After that, the consolidated bill will be forwarded to the president for him to sign or veto it. However, since this salary increase is actually a pet project of the current administration, there is no compelling reason that President Duterte will veto it.
Thus, it is safe to assume that once the bicameral committee passed a joint resolution, this is good as approved by the president.
(This post was conceptualized since December last year, but the author has had to attend to some personal issues. This is not deleted in the final editing to allow readers to see into the thought process of the author, for transparency’s sake.)
Most, if not all, of my arguments, will be anchored to the implementing law of this salary increase – the Joint Resolution No. 1 submitted by both houses and signed into law of the President last January 1, 2018, which also took effect on that day.
OTHER ALLOWANCES, PAYS, AND BONUSES
There are some differing opinions on the status of different Allowances, Pays, and Bonuses in the implementation of the salary increase law. One side of the argument says that the CDP and CIP will be dissolved upon implementation of the salary increase law and I already answered that question in my article entitled MAWAWALA BA AND CDP, CIP?
The short answer is No, it will not be removed.
But for a long and comprehensive answer, please click on the link. The other question is about the 13th and 14th-month pay.
We may all know that the 13th-month pay also known as the year-end bonus was created under PD 851 while the 14th-month pay or the midyear bonus was created under Executive Order 201. Well, as far as I know, under the repealing clause of Joint Resolution No. 1, only the Provisional and Officer Allowances were removed explicitly. It is therefore understood that all other provisions of E.O. 201 will remain effective.