Duterte commits P25M assistance for PNP’s medicines, hospitalization

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DAVAO CITY (August 9)— To cushion the burden of every policeman’s  family on  medical expenses, President Rodrigo  Duterte committed  P25-million support for the Philippine National Police.

In his speech during the 117th PNP Service Day  Wednesday at Camp Crame,  Quezon City, Duterte announced  “I am giving you P25 million for medicines and all.”

“It will take care of your expenses. If put to good use, it is enough. You can always choose. I will pay. You go to St. Luke’s…Cardinal Santos,” he added.

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde thanked  Duterte for his pledge to support the PNP’s Reimbursement of Hospitalization Expenses Program.

Duterte reiterated his  administration’s commitment to promote the welfare of the uniformed personnel and their families.

“I will likewise assure you that you will do your best and our best to promote the welfare of uniformed personnel and that of your families,” he said.

“Since you put your lives on the line to serve our country and people, it is only just and fair — just fair that the government takes care of you as well,” the President further said.

With all the support that Duterte has given to the PNP, he said he finds no reasons for them to go wrong in the performance of their officials duties.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

 

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