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PBBM assures continuous support to police, army force

DAVAO CITY (PIA) -- President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. assured of the government’s continued efforts to support the police, army, and other law enforcement groups in order to perform their mandates well. 

Included in the efforts is ensuring the welfare of the families left behind by uniformed personnel who were killed in action through government programs like the Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP).

The President made this statement as he graced the “PBBM: Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Bansang Makabayan,” an assembly and thanksgiving gathering of 300 CSBP beneficiaries held on September 29, 2023 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Davao City.

President Marcos paid tribute and expressed gratitude to the fallen and injured members of the army, police, and other uniformed personnel who bravely served and sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

“Alay natin ang araw na ito bilang pagpupugay sa mga bayani ng bansang makabayan. Kailanman, hindi natin masusuklian ang serbisyo na kanilang inilaan upang mapanatiling mapayapa, ligtas, at maayos ang ating komunidad,” he stated as he addressed the CSBP beneficiaries coming from all Mindanao regions.

He also lauded the successful implementation of the CSBP which provides assistance to families of uniformed personnel killed or wounded in legitimate operations.

“Ang mga tulong medikal, pinansiyal, edukasyon, trabaho, pabahay, at iba pang mga social welfare assistance na kalakip ng CSBP ay nararapat lamang para sa inyo — sa mga pamilyang naulila ng mga magigiting nating kawal sa gitna ng labanan,” he said.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos addresses the 300 CSBP beneficiaries from all Mindanao Regions and other stakeholders during the Pagpupugay sa mga Bayani ng Bayang Makabayan event spearheaded by DILG in Davao City on September 29, 2023. (Photo by RGA)

The President then gave a directive to the concerned agencies to ensure the proper implementation of CSBP.

“Siguruhin ninyo ang mga benepisyo ay mabilis na makakarating sa ating mga mamamayan.”

The CBSP was created pursuant to the directives of former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte upon the cabinets’ approval on November 3, 2016. The program was institutionalized through the Executive Order No. 110.

Implemented under the Department of the Interior and Local Government, the CSBP covers the AFP and PNP personnel who died and those who are wounded in legitimate operations from July 1, 2016 onwards. It also covers AFP and PNP personnel and those wounded in action from the previous administration.

Beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Social Benefits Program applaud as President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. assured them of government's continued support

The program also covers other uniformed personnel such as the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit or CAFGU, Active Auxiliary Units, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, and the Philippine Coast Guard who become casualties while performing their duties in legitimate operations.

DILG Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr., who was also present during the event being the lead agency, reported that a cumulative amount  of P777 million has already been granted to the uniformed personnel since 2016.

“From this aggregate amount during the first tranche a total P255 million was given to the beneficiaries of 801 AFP and 218 PNP and 100 personnel from the BJMP, BFP, PCG who died in the line of duty,” he disclosed.

For the second tranche, a total of P213 million was distributed to the beneficiaries, comprising 665 AFP and 190 PNP personnel who lost their lives in legitimate operations. “The  CSBP shelter assistance component benefitted a total of 443 AFP, 119 PNP beneficiaries amounting to a total of 252 million to grant of house and lot with a maximum subsidy of P450,000 for each unit,” he added..

Meanwhile, under the shelter assistance component of the program, 63 AFP and 60 PNP personnel beneficiaries were granted a maximum of P450,000 cash assistance for housing construction with a total of P55 million.

“A total amount of P200,000 was also granted to two AFP beneficiaries and P100,000 each as cash assistance.” (CLC/PIA-XI)

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