Diokno confirms salary hike for soldiers, cops

RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 22 2016 04:06 PM

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MANILA - Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Monday confirmed that the Duterte administration will augment the salaries of soldiers, policemen and other uniformed services.

Diokno said Executive Order 201 issued during the Aquino administration will be continued, although they will send back the proposal to Congress. 

"Our preference is for Congress is to adopt it as a joint resolution," he said.

Diokno said the funding for the increases in the salaries of civilian state workers has been built into the respective office budgets, while P39 billion has been allocated in the budget for the uniformed services.

One of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign promises is the increase of salaries.