CEBU CITY, June 4 (PNA) — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has agreed to the City Council’s request to increase the monthly allowance of the police officials and personnel in the city.
But Rama questioned the motive of the council, saying it was the executive department that originally proposed for it but was not given allocation by the legislative department.
“Now, they are coming in too generous? Why? Because they are afraid that there are a thousand policemen and the election is coming, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit is coming and the International Eucharistic Congress is also coming and if something happens, of course, there are no other persons to be blamed but the council,” Rama said.
On May 27, the City Council approved a resolution sponsored by Cebu City Councilor Margarita Osmeña requesting Rama to increase the incentives of the police officers.
Osmeña said that on February 18, 2015, Police Senior Superintendent Conrado Capa, then Cebu City Police Office director, sent a letter to the city government for the purpose.
The resolution states that the CCPO has a mission to serve and protect the people in the city.
Police personnel and non-uniformed personnel of CCPO currently receive P2,500 from the city government, which was requested to be increased to P4,000.
Capa also asked to increase the incentive of 53 police inspectors, senior inspectors, and chief inspectors from P2,500 to P6,000 and to increase the incentive of assistant city directors for administration and for operation from P7,000 to P8,000.
Capa also asked for the increase of the monthly allowance of the police chief from P8,000 to P10,000.
But while he is questioning the City Council’s motive, Rama said he will not oppose to it.
“Why will I stop them? That’s what I wanted,” Rama said. (PNA)