DBM releases P26B for soldiers

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released a total of P25.99 billion to cover the regular pension requirements of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) under the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the period January to March 2021. 

Particularly, the allotments and cash allocations were released to the DND – Armed Forces of the Philippines (P14.04 billion), DILG – Philippine National Police (P10.64 billion), DILG – Bureau of Fire Protection (P941.78 million) and DILG – Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (P367.16 million).

Said releases were charged against the Pension and Gratuity Fund (PGF) under the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act. 

The release order for uniformed personnel of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) shall be issued upon its submission of the required Special Budget Request to the DBM.

The DBM recognizes the critical role played by the country’s military and uniformed personnel in maintaining national security, peace and order while taking into account their exposure to high-risk environments in the performance of their duties.

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