Arroyo lauds Duterte’s efforts to boost morale of government troops
Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 30 praised President Rodrigo Duterte’s efforts to boost the morale of government troops fighting local terrorists in Marawi City.
The Pampanga politiko lauded Duterte’s regular visits to the soldiers in the field including the increase in financial benefits for members of the military and the police.
Duterte, through Executive Order No. 3, raised soldiers’ combat pay to P3,000.
“The least a leader can do to increase the morale of the defenders of our democracy and peace is to make sure that their families do not go hungry,” the former President said.
During Arroyo’s term, Congress passed RA 9166 that mandated the increase in pay of Armed Forces of the Philippines personnel and raise the pension of the recipients of the Medal of Valor or their families from P200.00 monthly to P25,000.00.
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