FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON THE TRANSFER OF TPPD AND DEATH BENEFITS FROM PNP TO NAPOLCOM

(Mga Kadalasang Tanong Ukol sa Paglipat ng Pangangasiwa ng TPPD at Death Benefits Mula sa PNP Patungo sa NAPOLCOM)

 

1 What is the status of the 2020 and 2021 pensions from NAPOLCOM? The monthly pension for January and February 2020 were already paid/ deposited thru the individual ATM account of pensioners on December 11 and 18, 2020. The March 2020 pension was paid/deposited on July 14, 2021.

For the April 2020 to June 2021 monthly pensions from NAPOLCOM, no payment shall be made by NAPOLCOM considering that the DBM did not release funds in view of the payment made by the PNP to the pensioners for the same period.

Ano ang estado ng 2020 at 2021 pension mula sa NAPOLCOM? Ang pension para sa mga buwan ng Enero at Pebrero 2020 ay nai-deposit na sa mga ATM account ng mga pensioners noong Disyembre 11 at 18, 2020. Ang pension para sa buwan ng Marso 2020 ay nai-deposit naman noong Hulyo 14, 2021.

Ang NAPOLCOM pension para sa buwan ng Abril 2020 hanggang Hunyo 2021 ay hindi na bibigyan ng pondo ng DBM sapagkat ang pension para sa mga buwang nabanggit ay nabayaran na ng PNP.

2 What will happen to the pension of those NAPOLCOM pensioners who are not receiving pension from the PNP? Payment of pension of NAPOLCOM pensioners for the months of April to December 2020 and January to June 2021 will continuously be paid by the NAPOLCOM once the DBM releases the corresponding funds.
Ano ang mangyayari sa mga pension ng mga NAPOLCOM pensioners na hindi PNP pensioner? Ang pension para sa buwan ng Abril hanggang Disyembre 2020 at Enero hanggang Hunyo 2021 ay patuloy na babayaran ng NAPOLCOM sa oras na maglabas ng kaukulang pondo ang DBM.
3 What is the reason/s why some NAPOLCOM pensioners did not receive their pension for the months of January to March 2020? Some pensioners did not receive their pension due to the possible closure of their ATM accounts. Pensioners will have to report to their Landbank Servicing Branch or any Landbank branch near them for the pension to be deposited to their accounts.

In case, their ATM account had been closed, pensioners need to secure a Letter of Introduction (LOI) from the nearest NAPOLCOM Regional Office for the opening of a new ATM account.

For NAPOLCOM pensioners whose ATM account was closed but also have an existing PNP pension account, their pension shall be deposited to the existing PNP pension account.

Bakit may mga NAPOLCOM pensioners na hindi nakatanggap ng kanilang pension para sa buwan ng Enero hanggang Marso 2020? May mga pensioners na hindi nakatanggap ng kanilang monthly pension dahil sa posibleng problema sa kanilang ATM account. Maaari silang makipag-ugnayan sa kanilang Landbank Servicing Branch o alin mang malapit na Branch upang maisaayos ito at maideposito ang kanilang pension para sa mga buwang nabanggit.

Kung sakaling ang Landbank ATM account ay nagclose account, kailangang kumuha ng Letter of Introduction (LOI) sa pinakamalapit na NAPOLCOM Regional Office upang makapagbukas ng bagong ATM account.

Para sa mga NAPOLCOM pensioners na nagclose ang account at may existing account para sa PNP pension, idedeposito ang kanilang monthly pension sa PNP pension account.

4 For July 2021 onwards, will the pensioners still receive the total amount they were receiving from the NAPOLCOM and the PNP? For those who are both pensioners of NAPOLCOM and PNP, they will only be receiving the amount that they have been receiving from the PNP.

Pensioners of NAPOLCOM will receive the same amount they have been receiving from NAPOLCOM, while pensioners of PNP will receive the same amount they have been receiving from the PNP.

In no instance that they will receive both pensions lumped into one

Para sa pension mula July 2021, matatanggap pa ba ng pensioners ang kabuoang halaga na natatanggap nila galing sa NAPOLCOM at PNP? Para sa mga pensioner na nakakatanggap ng pension mula sa NAPOLCOM at PNP, tanging ang halaga ng pension mula sa PNP ang kanilang matatanggap.

Ang mga pensioners ng NAPOLCOM ay makatatanggap ng kaparehong halaga na kanilang natatanggap mula sa NAPOLCOM, samantalang ang mga pensioners ng PNP ay makatatanggap ng kaparehong halaga na natatanggap naman nila mula sa PNP.

Isa na lamang ang matatanggap na pension ng pensioner.

5 In what ATM account will NAPOLCOM deposit the monthly pension starting July 2021? The NAPOLCOM will deposit the monthly pension in the active Landbank ATM account used for the PNP pension.

The monthly pension of NAPOLCOM pensioners shall be deposited to their respective Landbank ATM account.

Saang ATM account idedeposit ang pension simula July 2021? Ang monthly pension ay idi-deposit ng NAPOLCOM sa aktibong Landbank ATM account na ginagamit para sa PNP pension. Samantalang ang pension ng NAPOLCOM pensioners ay idi-deposit naman kanilang aktibong Landbank ATM account.
6 Will there be any loan deductions from the pension that will be received in July 2021 and onwards? There will be no loan deductions for the month of July 2021, except for NAPOLCOM pensioners with unpaid loans from Diamond Finance Corp.

For the succeeding months,for those with outstanding loans with other financial institutions, loan deductions will be made upon execution of MOA between NAPOLCOM and concerned financial institutions.

Magkakaroon ba ng loan deductions sa matatanggap na pension sa Hulyo 2021 at mga susunod na buwan? Wala munang loan deductions sa buwan ng Hulyo 2021, maliban lamang sa NAPOLCOM pensioners na may pagkakautang sa Diamond Finance Corp.

Sa mga susunod na buwan, para sa may pagkakautang sa ibang financial insitutions, magkakaroon ng loan deductions kapag nagkaroon na ng kasunduan (MOA) ang NAPOLCOM at mga financial institutions.

7 Where can a pensioner report for the confirmation? The pensioner shall report to the nearest NAPOLCOM Regional Office for the confirmation.
Saan maaring magreport ang pensioner para sa kanilang confirmation? Dapat magtungo ang pensioner sa pinakamalapit na NAPOLCOM Regional Office para sa confirmation
8 Where can applicants submit their application folders for death and TPPD benefits claims? Pending approval of the amended guidelines on the processing of applications for death and TPPD benefits, a drop box system was set up at the NAPOLCOM Central Office to receive applications for death and TPPD benefits.

Applicants from other regions may submit their application folders to the NAPOLCOM Regional Office having jurisdiction over the place of assignment the claimant. They may opt to file with Regional Office having jurisdiction over the place of incident where the disability or death occurred or present residence of the claimant.

The RD of the Regional Office where the claimant filed the application for claim shall coordinate with the RD of the Regional Office having jurisdiction over the place of assignment of the claimant.

Saan maaaring magpasa ng application folder para sa TPPD and death benefits? Maaaring magsumite ng application folder sa itinalagang drop box sa NAPOLCOM Central Office o sa pinakamalapit na NAPOLCOM Regional Office.

Ang mga aplikante ng ibang rehiyon ay maaring magsumite ng kanilang application folders sa NAPOLCOM Regional Office na may saklaw ng lugar kung saan naka-assign ang claimant.

9 Why is the DOJ legal opinion being complied with vis-a-vis the existing laws that pertain to pension benefits? According to the Supreme Court, opinions of the Secretary and Undersecretary of Justice are material in the construction of statutes in pari materia. (Philippine Global Communication, Inc vs. Relova, 145 SCRA 385).

This DOJ opinion is treated by the COA as a directive and warned that any double compensation will be disallowed in audit. The DBM also considers the DOJ opinion in the release of funds. Thus, even if the PNP and NAPOLCOM insist on paying two separate pensions, the DBM will not release funds for both pensions. And any payment contrary to the legal opinion will be disallowed in audit by the COA, thereby imposing liability to pensioners to return the payments made.

Bakit po nasusunod ang DOJ legal opinion samantalang mayroon namang batas na umiiral para sa mga police benefits? Ang Legal Opinion ng DOJ ay itinuturing ng COA na isang kautusan at anumang dobleng pagbabayad ay hindi pahihintulutan. Ginagawang basehan din ito ng DBM sa pagbibigay ng pondo na pambayad ng pension. Kung kaya’t kahit ipilit ng PNP at NAPOLCOM ang pagbibigay ng dalawang magkahiwalay na pension, hindi ito popondohan ng DBM. Anumang pagbabayad taliwas sa opinion ay hindi papayagan ng COA, at ipapabalik sa pensioners ang naibayad na halaga.
10 Where did all the funds for police benefits go which NAPOLCOM failed to pay? The funds remained with the National Treasury as a result of the directive of the COA to NAPOLCOM to stop payment of TPPD and death benefits.
Saan napunta ang pera na para sa police benefits na hindi naibigay ng NAPOLCOM? Ang pera ay nananatili sa kaban ng bayan na hindi ini-release dahil sa inilabas na kautusan ng COA sa NAPOLCOM na ipatigil ang pagbayad ng benepisyo.