AFP hails Recto proposal to hike benefits for wounded troops

By , on September 4, 2017


Despite the military's preoccupation in neutralizing the remaining Maute group members and other lawless elements, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) promotion cycle will continue as planned, AFP Chief of Staff, Gen. Eduardo Año said late Tuesday. (PNA photo)
“(That is) a very noble initiative that would be of great help to our wounded soldiers specially those who were seriously wounded,” said AFP chief-of-staff Eduardo Ano on Sunday.  (PNA photo)

MANILA — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) lauded the proposal of Senator Ralph Recto calling for the increase of financial benefits to troopers severely wounded-in-action or in the battlefield.

“(That is) a very noble initiative that would be of great help to our wounded soldiers specially those who were seriously wounded,” said AFP chief-of-staff Eduardo Ano on Sunday.

Recto proposed that PHP1 million be given in financial assistance to soldiers physically incapacitated in the line-of-duty, a far cry from the PHP250,000 now being given.

“Some of our men may not be able to walk while some would be blind for the rest of their lives. Recuperation from their wounds will longer time and costly hence the proposed increase would go a long way and prepare our soldiers well enough until they return back to normal duty,” the AFP chief noted.

Año said this is also a better way to appreciate troops wounded serving the country and its people.