Teachers deserve more, pushes salary increase from SG11 to SG15 – Lawmaker

Teachers deserve more, pushes salary increase from SG11 to SG15

ACT CIS Partylist Rep. Eric Go Yap filed a bill that aims to increase the salary grade of public school teachers from Grade 11 to Salary Grade 15.

Yap said teachers are among the most overworked but underpaid workers in the country.

“Especially in the midst of the Covid19, their job has increasingly become more difficult with the sudden transition from traditional to online or blended learning methods. They continue to struggle to provide a better educational experience for their students while trying to appropriate their sparse income for their basic necessities,” Yap said in his explanatory note.

Yap said teachers’ commitment and dedication to their profession must not compromise their living conditions.

The bill mandates the national government to allocate enough fund to cover the upgrading of the salary grade.

The Department of Education shall come up with a specific programmed budget needed to cover the expenses for the upgrading in salary levels for all the corresponding teacher plantilla positions for a period of at least five years.

This would let the Department of Budget and Management to make necessary budgetary adjustments to ease the smooth salary upgrade.

4 thoughts on “Teachers deserve more, pushes salary increase from SG11 to SG15 – Lawmaker”

  1. Arturo coleta

    Tama po walang halaga sa gobyerno ang sacripisyo mg mga guro pinaasa sa wla na madagdagan ang sahod ng teacher napakalaki ang agwat ng teacher 1 compare to master teacher magkapareho naman ang teaching laod magkapareho din na may ancillary and subject coordinatorship higit sa lahat tumataas ang mga bilihin paanu makaahon sa kahirapan ang mga guro bumaba ang dignidad ng mga guro sa aging lipunan.

    1. Lito M. Serenio

      Maraming Salmat kung ganun ang mangyayari. Malau ok ng tulong na rin sa mga guro na makakaangat na rin kahit papaano. So program na it’o lahat makakabenepesyo. Kaya Isulong ang teacherS salary increase.

  2. RABBIT GIRL

    Let the public school teachers live a decent and financially stable lives. I hope this time, the government will give attention to this and do immediate action to make this possible. Hindi lang sa salita, higit sa lahat ACTION.⁹

  3. Emerito R. Custodio

    I hope salary increase of teachers will be materialized as soon as possible . This is the main reason why a lot of teachers transferred teaching in the USA because teachers in our country are under paid. If this delimma will continue our veteran teachers here in the Philippines will surely migrate to other countries so please my dear legislative bodies hear our clamor for salary increase. please please please

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