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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 358 January 1, 1974
AMENDING PARAGRAPH 7, AFP SPECIAL PROVISIONS, PRESIDENTIAL DECREE NO. 233, GENERAL APPROPRIATION FISCAL YEAR 1973-1974 AND REPEALING GENERAL ORDER NO. 14, DATED OCTOBER 3, 1972, "SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE OF MILITARY PERSONNEL" AND ADDITIONAL DAILY SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE OF ONE PESO (P1.00) FOR ALL ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES AND TRAINEES ATTACHED TO REGULAR UNITS ENGAGED IN COMBAT OPERATIONS
WHEREAS, the basic subsistence allowance for each officer and enlisted personnel as provided for in paragraph 7, Armed Forces of the Philippines Special Provisions, Presidential Decree No. 233, General Appropriation FY 73-74 shall be Five Pesos (P5.00);
WHEREAS, General Order No. 14, dated October 3, 1972 was adopted authorizing an additional daily subsistence allowance for all enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and trainees undergoing military training pursuant to Republic Act No. 4091, who are attached to a regular unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines engaged in combat operations;
WHEREAS, the basic daily subsistence allowance currently authorized to each enlisted personnel and trainee is not adequate to meet the prevailing cost of prime commodities;
WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide nutrition for the men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in order to keep and maintain at high level their physical fitness and efficiency in carrying a great share of the grave burden of suppressing the activities of group of men actively engaged in a criminal conspiracy to seize eradicating widespread lawlessness, anarchy, disorder and wanton destruction of lives and property now prevailing throughout the country;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1081, dated September 21, 1972, General Order No. 1, dated September 22, 1972, and pursuant to Proclamation No. 1104, dated January 17, 1973, do hereby authorize and prescribe the basic daily subsistence allowance of not less than six Pesos (P6.00) for each enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Provided, that draftees and trainees undergoing military training and service pursuant to Presidential Decree No. 182 and Republic Act 4091 shall be entitled to the same basic daily subsistence allowance authorized to enlisted personnel of the Regular Force.
This Decree shall take effect January 1, 1974.
Done in the City of Manila this 30th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-three.
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