personnel assisting medical health personnel in border control
operations in Negros Occidental remained COVID-19 free, provincial
police spokesman Maj. Edison Garcia yesterday said.
Aside from manning the quarantine control areas, members
of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office in different towns
and cities are implementing the Enhanced Community Quarantine, as
stated in the executive order issued by Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson, until
April 14 this year.
As of April 4, the PNP Health Service recorded 14
confirmed cases and two COVID-19 related deaths in the PNP organization
in other parts of the country.
To ensure that Army personnel will be COVID-free, Capt.
Cenon Pancito, 3rd Infantry Division spokesman, yesterday said those
rendering disease-related duties are required to undergo quarantine and
may only resume duties after the prescribed period.
Pancito also reported that 3ID soldiers stationed in Western and Central Visayas remained COVID-19 free.
Brig. Gen. Marni Marcos, acting director for
Comptrollership, said in a PNP-issued statement that they are
fast-tracking the release of funds allocated for the hazard pay of
police personnel, who are rendering duties as ECQ frontliners.
Marcos said that a uniform rate of P235 a day, or a
total of not more than P7,050 a month, will be extended to all ECQ
He added that the PNP coordinates with the Department of
Budget and Management for availability of additional funds to complete
the maximum pay of P500 for frontliners.
Marcos said that the PNP also links with the Accredited
Private Lending Institutions with regard to the suspension of loan
deductions to augment the financial capabilities of their personnel and
to increase their Net Take Home Pay.
The loan deductions, he said, will benefit their
respective families as they face the effects of the crisis caused by
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