Mayor Joseph Estrada has handed Manila Police District (MPD) Director Senior Supt. Joel Coronel with a check worth Php45,992,500 to cover the allowances of the 4,600 members of the MPD, covering the period from May to August 2016.
This is actually the second tranche of the city’s peace and order allowances for the year.
The city has allocated Php2,500 per month for each policeman. Since the allowance was given in bulk, each of the MPD’s members stand to receive Php10,000 each.
More good news await the cops because the city has already allocated Php137 million for their allowances this year and they will also get another Php10,000 each to cover the period of September to December 2016; although it is still unknown when they will receive this money but it is possible that the city will release it early, just in time for the Christmas season.
Aside from this good news from the city government of Manila, many of these cops will also be receiving an additional Php2,500 in their paychecks, thanks to the Combat Duty Pay increase (from Php500 to Php3,000) approved by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte last week.