MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Military and Uniformed Service Personnel (MUP) Pension Fund reforms top the list of issues raised in recent meetings between Chairman Martin Romualdez and Philippine National Police (PNP) Commissioner Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. was listed in
The two officials met on July 12 to discuss key steps to advance the PNP’s legislative agenda.
During the meeting, Acorda said it was closely monitoring progress on measures likely to affect 228,000 police officers and retirees.
“The PNP hopes that legislation enacted by lawmakers will be fair and just for all concerned,” he said in a statement.
Acorda said representatives of both current and retired staff were actively participating in the discussions and believed this was a positive step forward.
He said the MUP reform bill proposed in the House of Representatives reflects Romualdez’s concerns about the plight of MUPs and retirees.
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Acorda said Romualdez had promised to continue talks as Congress aims to find a “win-win” solution to the pension fund issue.
Acorda said: “I have been assured by the virtuous Chair that we will continue to coordinate and keep you updated while this issue is being discussed.”
He and Romualdez agreed that creative solutions should be sought that are sensitive to the emotions of uniformed staff.
Acorda also briefed Romualdez on security preparations for President Marcos’ second State of the Union address on July 24.
The meeting also discussed the draft annual budget of the PNP for 2024.