PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Debold Sinas said yearend bonuses and cash gifts have already been credited to the payroll accounts of of PNP officers and enlisted personnel.
"The PNP through the Finance Service has rolled out P7,988,196,040.32 to pay for the 2020 yearend bonuses and cash gifts of 215,571 PNP personnel who are qualified to receive this mandated financial windfall that is now credited to their individual ATM payroll account with Land Bank of the Philippines," Sinas said in a statement late Monday, November 23, 2020.
He said the bonuses for those facing administrative charges and serving suspension were deferred.
Meanwhile, Sinas reiterated his earlier pronouncements that he is leveling the playing field for female commissioned police officers in terms of promotions to key leadership positions in the PNP.
He said that his directive will apply in all aspects of command administration, from recruitment, selection, promotion and placement.
"I am leveling the playing field for placement of police commissioned officers to key positions by providing equal opportunities for women. In fact, we are empowering more women to take on command assignments that traditionally have been the domain of their male counterparts," he said.
"Gender equality will be given premium and due consideration for seniority, merit and competence shall be strictly observed," he added.
The entire PNP personnel complement is composed of 17.81 percent female, with 15.33 percent female police commissioned officers in the officer corps. (SunStar Philippines)