2022 Awestruck Increase: Malacañang Assures Better Salary Increase for Teachers
Malacañang assures a better salary increase for teachers. This is good news for DepEd teachers because Duterte’s administration ensures a salary increase of 29,798 or 32,321 pesos. Finally, Malacañang has the latest update about the DepEd teachers’ increase. Teachers hope to see an actual increase in their salary; the growth is not just good enough for the deduction of GSIS and withholding tax.According to acting Presidential Spokesperson and Communication Secretary Martin Andanar, “I’m sure mayroon ding pagtaas ng sweldo sa mga guro natin. Mahal ni Tatay Digong ang ating mga guro. Andanar said he would ask Education Secretary Leonor Briones for an update on the plan to raise teachers’ pay”.
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has proposed to increase the pay of a teacher 1 either to Salary Grades 13 or 14 (P29, 798 or 32,321) from Salary Grade 11 (25,439). If the salary is raised to Salary Grade 13 under the third tranche of the Salary Standardization Law V the government will need an additional P58.6 billion to compensate teachers. If it is adjusted to Salary Grade 14, P92.1 billion will be needed to cover the wage increase.
This is the latest news on the increase in DepEd teachers, which Malacañang assures teachers. The teachers hope that they will not break these promises. The current situation is quite tricky. The cost of everything is rising. Teachers’ salaries are insufficient to meet even the most basic needs of their families. When the family is hungry, it’s challenging to teach.
Teachers are still expecting a raise because they are encouraged to get money from their pockets, even when preparing meals to welcome visitors. After all, the school has no savings or budget intended for this event. Aside from this, teachers must spend their own money on classroom decoration, school supplies, and other items required in the classroom.
Since the Malacañang assures the increase, teachers urge the government to implement the plan soon. Teachers at the Department of Education are continually on the lookout for it. Many teachers perished and could not taste the actual increase in their pay. Teachers are hoping that they will fulfill these pledges before the election. – Doki | Helpline PH