Villanueva seeks more allowances for teachers, non-teaching personnel
Senator Joel Villanueva has filed bills seeking for more allowances for teachers and the non-teaching staff in public for the purchase of basic items, as well as for medical and transportation needs.
In a statement on Sunday, Villanueva said he filed Senate Bill No. 564 sought to provide grocery, medical, and transportation allowances for teaching and non teaching personnel in public basic education schools.
Senate Bill No. 564 includes teaching personnel in state universities and colleges (SUCs), and state-run technical vocational institutions (TVIs).
“A salary upgrade is ideal which we will continue to push. But a realistic measure that may be immediately addressed would be an increase in the allowance of public school teachers, including those in SUCs and TVIs,” said Villanueva.
“We must pay our teachers for what they are worth given the responsibility they carry on their shoulders — our children’s learning and future,” he added.