P.D. No. 880 : PHILIPPINE LAWS, STATUTES and CODES : CHAN ROBLES VIRTUAL LAW LIBRARY
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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE No. 880 January 1, 1976
INCREASING THE DAILY SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE OF PATIENTS IN AFP HOSPITALS AND/OR DISPENSARIES
WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 397, dated February 23, 1974, prescribes the amount of SIX PESOS (P6.00) as the basic daily subsistence allowance for each officer and enlisted personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, including cadets of the Philippine Military Academy and Philippine Air Force Flying School, trainees undergoing military training pursuant to Republic Act No. 4091, probationary second lieutenants/ensigns, ROTC cadets on summer camp training and reserve officers and enlisted reservists undergoing training or assembly/mobilization tests;
WHEREAS, Presidential Decree No. 561, dated September 23, 1974, prescribes TEN PESOS (P10.00) as daily subsistence allowance for each cadet of the PMA and the PAFFS;
WHEREAS, par. 7, AFP Special Provisions of Presidential Decree No. 503, General Appropriations for FY 1974-75, page 669 provides that officers, enlisted personnel as defined in Armed Forces of the Philippines regulations, indigent veterans as determined by the Secretary of National Defense, and detainees, when confined in hospitals or dispensaries of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, shall be entitled to subsistence allowance of not more than SIX PESOS (P6.00) per day;
WHEREAS, the present rate of subsistence allowance is not adequate to meet the quality and quantity of food deemed appropriate for military personnel hospitalized or confined in VMC and AFP hospitals;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, FERDINAND E. MARCOS, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the powers vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby authorize and prescribe a subsistence allowance of not more than EIGHT PESOS (P8.00) per day for each military patient to include direct dependents of officers and enlisted personnel as defined in Armed Forces of the Philippines Regulations, indigent veterans as determined by the Secretary of National Defense and detainees when confined or hospitalized in AFP hospitals; provided, however, that said amount shall not be granted as cash ration to personnel concerned; PROVIDED, FURTHER, That, non-indigent civilian emergency patients, non-indigent veterans, non-direct dependents of officers and enlisted personnel, when treated or admitted in dispensaries or hospitals of the Armed Forces of the Philippines shall pay for the cost of their subsistence the amount not exceeding EIGHT PESOS (P8.00) per day.
EFFECTIVITY: This Decree shall take effect January 1, 1976.
Done in the City of Manila, this 23rd of January in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-six.