Ph teachers crave for better salary but end up teaching in Thailand as they are underpaid in their home country
How does it feel to be a PH teacher? If you will ask teachers in your community, they will tell you the same answer. PH teachers are underpaid. It is “insane” how underpaid teachers are in the Philippines.
These PH teachers crave and beg for their salary to get better in time yet there is no chance of getting it. The longer they stay in their home country, their life gets more difficult everyday. They need to earn as much as their family needs.
PH teachers, whether in private or in public learned that teaching in Thailand is a lot greener. The salary they are receiving and the bulk of loads they have are lighter in Thailand. PH teachers earn more while teaching in Thailand and some, in other countries as well.
PH teachers that are now teaching in Thailand said that in the Philippines they had to teach non-stop. Lunch breaks were the only time they can rest. These teachers didn’t experience those in Thailand. They are not bombarded with paperwork because their only goal is to only teach the students.
Data from ACT Philippines showed how loaded teachers are. It showed that 37% of the 1,151 public school teachers handled more than six teaching loads. The other 33% will handle only 6 teaching loads, while 13% will handle 6 teaching loads.
The Republic Act No. 4670, or the “Magna Carta for Public School Teachers,” provides that:
*Teaching hours for teachers will not be more than six hours every day. Yet, DepEd and Civil Service Commission Resolution No. 080096, allowed teachers to allot six hours for actual classroom duties. The remaining two hours will be for the non-teaching-related activities.
PH teachers will continue to go to other countries as long as they are not given priority in their own country. They are underpaid unlike teachers in other Asian countries. – Alec | Helpline PH