PNP releases bonuses for policemen

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday said that it has already released the 2011 year-end bonus for its estimated 140,000 active duty police personnel nationwide.

PNP chief, Director General Nicanor Bartolome said that the Director for Comptrollership under Director Ray Lanada, has started issuing the corresponding checks for the bonuses of the policemen.

Lanada said that continuous form checks have been drawn from the PNP account with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP and have been released by the PNP Finance Service to the different Police Regional Offices and National Support Units.

The police official said the releasing of bonuses for policemen will be made thru the Regional Finance Service Offices (RFSO) nationwide for the subsequent issuance and distribution to individual personnel.

The Department of Budget and Management earlier approved a P1.733-billion allotment to pay for the year-end bonus of PNP personnel.

The PNP chief said that the year-end bonus represents 50 percent of the 13th month pay and other cash benefits mandated by law for all government workers and the first tranche of this year’s 13th month was released by the PNP in May 2011.

As a disciplinary policy, release of the 13th month pay to PNP personnel with pending administrative and criminal cases is deferred, the PNP chief added.

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