Legarda pushes salary increase for public school teachers
Senator Loren Legarda filed a bill seeking to increase the minimum wage of public school teachers and non-teaching personnel.
Senate Bill 4 will increase the salary grade level of public school teachers from Salary Grade 11 to Salary Grade 15.
The salary for a regular entry-level position in government service shall not be less than P16,000 a month.
“We must recognize the significant role of our teachers and personnel in nation-building. Our educational frontliners who have remained steadfast in our goal to provide the best for the Filipino children. With the increasing cost of living, it is high time we raise their salary,” Legarda said.
“Hindi natin maikakaila na ang daming dalang hamon ng Covid19 pandemic lalo na sa sektor ng edukasyon, ngunit dahil sa dedikasyon ng ating mga guro patuloy nating naitataguyod ang hangaring mabigyan ng dekalidad na edukasyon ang bawat batang Pilipino. Saludo po ako sa inyong walang pagod ninyong paggabay sa ating mga kabataan,” she added.