Jinggoy files bill increasing veterans' disability pension

7:48 pm on 29 August 2022, Monday

Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill seeking to increase the disability pension of military veterans.
Senate Bill 683 seeks to increase the base rate of the monthly disability pension from P1,000 to P4,500. It also aims to provide a pension of as much as P10,000 monthly.
"It is the intention of this measure to support our veterans by increasing the disability pension to cover, among others, medical and hospitalization expenses, the economic and social ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increase in the prices of oil, food, and other consumer goods," Estrada explained.
"With the current prices right now, this meager pension that has not been increased in almost three decades does not make sense" he added.
Estrada, the chairperson of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification, and Reconciliation, questioned the help provided by the current disability pension.


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