Entire PH military donating parts of salaries for COVID-19 fight

ICYMI: The AFP aims to raise up to P17 million from the salaries of every AFP member in the military payroll to be donated to the fight against COVID-19.

4/10/2020 4:40:00 AM

ICYMI: The AFP aims to raise up to P17 million from the salaries of every AFP member in the military payroll to be donated to the fight against COVID-19.

MANILA, Philippines—The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) aims to raise up to P17 million from the salaries of every AFP member in the military payroll to be donated to the fight against novel

AFP chief Gen. Felimon Santos Jr. will donate 7 percent of his salary, or P10,484, while the lowest ranking soldier with the rank of private, airman or apprentice will each donate P100 of their monthly pays.“With this amount drawn from our individual base pays for a month, we hope to augment scarce government resources,” Santos said.

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“Through this humble gesture of AFP solidarity and unwavering support to the government it is sworn to protect and defend, we aim to share the burden in the nation’s fight against the contagion,” he said.Like other militaries in the world, the AFP is playing a frontline role in the Philippine government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Soldiers are being deployed to help enforce enhanced community quarantine. Military assets—aircraft, ships, trucks—are being used to transport supplies and people. They are also being called upon to help build facilities for coronavirus patients. Read more: Inquirer »

Maraming salamat po sa mga sundalo, mga frontliners na po kayo at delikado ang mga buhay nyo dahil sa corona virus nag donate pa po kayo ng 17 milyon pesos na binawas sa inyong mga suweldo. Maraming salamat po kayo po ang mga totoong public servants. Pork barrel ng mga pulitiko, daming nasilaw diyan, may nakulong na nga nakalaya naman dahil sa political power rn nkupo pa ulit s govt. Pero ang mga mahihirap ang magnakaw ng isang kilong bigas at isang lata ng sardinas, kung di kulong, palo, tadyak at pg sinuwerte tokhang ka pa.

Now they’re taking the salary from their soldiers? Galing ng gobyerno naten 👏 Taasan Sweldo Para Walang Kudetang magaganap Ano ? 😆😆😆😆😆 🤦‍♂️ Kawawa naman mga sundalo. Just like our health workers they risk their lives doing their job. Sila pa babawasan ang sahod? Pwede yun pork barrel nalang ng mga CONGRESSMAN ang tanggalin? Bakit ni isa wala pang nag volunteer to give up? How about committee chairmanship allowance?

Shouldnt be. Duterte just resign. You are too useless OUSTDUTERTENOW

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