Trillanes: I did my share for the military, police

By Inquirer.net |September 09,2018 - 11:38 PM

SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday released a list of laws and projects he pushed for the military and police in a bid to belie President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim he did nothing for the welfare of state forces.

In the list distributed to media, among the listed laws relating to military and other uniformed personnel which were authored and sponsored by Trillanes were Joint Resolution No. 5 which Increased the Subsistence Allowance of Uniformed Personnel from P90 to P150; the New AFP Modernization Act; the Salary Standardization Law 3, which increased the salaries of the uniformed personnel and pensions of the retirees; and RA 10649 which increased the Burial Assistance for Veterans from P10,000 to Php 20,000.

In addition to these, he also introduced 18 AFP-related bills which are still pending at the committee level.

The senator also distributed a list of infrastructure projects for the military which was financed through his assistance which includes construction of barracks, mess halls and quarters for enlisted personnel, club rooms and quarters for officers, and multi-purpose buildings in different camps around the country.

“Duterte is so insecure that he needed to compare his contributions to the military to mine. Well, first of all, there shouldn’t be any competition about this, both of us are expected to look out for the welfare of our soldiers. Wala dapat kompetisyon. But for him to say that I contributed nothing, is one big lie,” Trillanes, one of the President’s staunchest critics, said in a statement.

Duterte on Saturday said the former military officer turned senator did little to help the Armed Forces despite being close to former President Benigno Aquino III.

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