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Solon pushes free housing for public school teachers

Solon pushes free housing for public school teachers

A party-list lawmaker proposed a measure mandating the provision of free on-site living quarters for public school teachers.

Pinuno party-list Rep. Howard Guintu filed House Bill 1041, which aims to reduce the burden of public school teachers who spend long hours of travel to get to their designated schools, by providing them with free housing.

“This bill will address the problems of our public school teachers who need to travel through mountainous regions for long hours just to reach their designated schools,” Guintu said in his explanatory note.

He said it would be practical for the government to provide housing for the teachers to help them save on transportation costs.

Under the bill, the Department of Education (DepEd) shall provide livable and humane living quarters at the nearest possible location to the public schools free of charge.

“Providing a safe and livable environment for our public school teachers will help improve their employment and working conditions,” Guintu said.