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Salary Increase for Teacher should be Next Administration Priority – Gatchalian

Salary Increase for Teacher should be Next Administration Priority

Senator Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian on Wednesday said the salary increase for public school teachers is already overdue and should be the priority of the next administration.

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts, and Culture, is pushing to raise the salary of Teacher I from Salary Grade 11 (PHP25,439) to Salary Grade 13 (PHP29,798) or Salary Grade 14 (PHP32,321).

“In terms of entry-level salaries, Filipino teachers are already left behind by their peers in other Asean countries like Indonesia (PHP66,099) and Singapore (PHP60,419),” he said in a statement.

Gatchalian emphasized the importance of boosting the morale of teachers who have been ensuring that students continue to learn amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

” While we are responding to the crisis of education sector, it is important that we also support the welfare of our teachers and ensure that they have high morale, especially that they are a big part of our students’ learning,” Gatchalian said.

Last month, acting presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said an increase in teachers’ salaries might soon be realized despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I’m sure there will be an increase in the salaries of our teachers. Tatay Digong loves our teachers,” he said during the “Ask Me Anything, Anywhere” segment aired on his Facebook page.

The education sector obtained the largest increase in the approved 2022 national budget with PHP788.5 billion which is expected to help various reforms and initiatives for the country’s education sector amid the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic.

8 thoughts on “Salary Increase for Teacher should be Next Administration Priority – Gatchalian”

  1. Nokesamlito A. Tabotabo

    This issue should be materialized this time in order for us who belong in the lowest rank to have a descent living.
    The current increase in nothing compared to the prices of the basic commodities nowadays.
    I don’t even have my own mode of transportation for my 13 years of being a teacher.
    I still have to commute in order to reach my station.
    A very sad reality😰

  2. Sana pati ung retired teachers isama dn sa pag increase kawawa dn cla…napag iiwanan ang kanilang maliit n sahod..pamahal ng pamahal ang mga bilihin…Guro noon kulang na kulang ang kanilang pension ngayon…pati sariling maintenance halos hnd na mabibili….

  3. Hoping that this plan will be realize, maybe this is the answer of our prayer, we continue praying for this …………

  4. Sana taasan ang sweldo ng TI-III at huwag isali yong mga MT’s at iba pang nasa mataas na position.Mataas na ang ranggo pero kaunti lng trabaho na ginagampanan.Ang iba nagpakasarap lng sa sweldo pero yong mga ultimo kayod ng kayod.May mga sipsip pa.

  5. Sana po ang nasa division na assigned lalo na sa accounting section specially kami mga Administrative Assistant III pressured ang trabhu namin maski Saturday and Sunday nasa office kami para ma askisao namin ang mga nasa schools, checking d liquidation reports sa lahat ng schools, submission of reports to region , coa etc. ..sana po mataas po ang grade namin kasi parang naiwan po kami sa lahat.. sana po maiintindahan po ninyu ang aming kahilingan.. sana grade 11 den kami kasi mahirap po ang trabhu namin at lagi po kaming pressured.. maraming salamat po..

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