CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, May 7 (PIA) — There is no bill that has been filed and/or referred to Senate proposing a reduction in any of the benefits of uniformed personnel.
This was stated in a memorandum issued by Senator Francis Escudero and Committee Secretary Horace Cruda to dispel rumors allegedly limiting retirement benefits to uniformed personnel in the PNP/AFP Retirement Law 2013
Earlier, PNP Chief Director General Nicanor A. Bartolome sent letters to Sen. Escudero of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights, and to Sec. Cruda of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, inquiring about the status of the supposed legislative bill which has caused confusion and anxiety among uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police.
According to the rumors circulating thru text message, the proposed “PNP/AFP Retirement Law 2013” is on second reading at the Philippine Senate and contains provisions that will reduce the benefits of uniformed personnel.
The PNP leadership emphasized that any text message claiming that a bill on the matter is on second reading at the Senate is not true and has no basis.
In the region, the Police Regional Office 1 had released a memorandum from the PNP Directorate for Plans in Camp Crame refuting said false information being circulated through text messages. (JCR/MBR-PIA 1 La Union with reports from PNP-PRO1/PSupt Raul Sapon Romero)