MANILA — Congressman Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez has expressed his concerns regarding the possible breakdown of law and order if the government does not find a balanced solution to maintain the sustainability of the pension system and prevent a fiscal crisis.
He emphasized that retired military and uniformed personnel (MUP) are highly sought after due to their expertise in various fields and that lawless and violent opportunists may take advantage.
“When civilian retires, private entities or corporations hire them as consultants because of their expertise in economics, finance, etc. Similarly when an MUP retires, not only civilians but also lawless and violent opportunists, gravitate toward the expertise of MUPs. Delikado saan yan papunta, possible breakdown ng law and order, resulting into uncontrollable chaos,” he warned.
In proposing alternative solutions, Congressman Alvarez urged the elimination of parasitic entities in the government that do not contribute to the nation’s development and suggested the decriminalization of marijuana with safeguards to create additional revenues.
When asked about the parasitic entities in government, Congressman Alvarez replied, “Alam mo na, yung mga sobrang laki ng suweldo pero walang ambag na malinaw sa bayan. Rumaraket lang. Maraming ganyan. Malaki matitipid kung tanggalin natin sila.”
Congressman Alvarez emphasized that the Department of Finance should find a way that does not breach the government’s sacred contract with its soldiers. He also stressed the importance of not turning our backs on retired military personnel who committed the best of their years to protect the institutions without which the government cannot exist.
“The government should not turn its back on our soldiers who committed the best of their years to provide the freedom we breathe and protecting the institutions without which government cannot exist. We owe this to them as our debt of gratitude.”