Inquirer.net (Opinion Section): DepEd ‘Pampering’ Public School Teachers

DepEd ‘pampering’ public school teachers

Reacting to criticism that little attention is being given to public school teachers unaccounted for since the Maute group laid siege to Marawi City on May 23 (News, “Public teachers not underpaid, says Briones,” 6/21/17), Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education did not face the issue head-on. Instead, she digressed and went on to brag about the benefits that public school teachers derive from the DepEd: “a monthly salary of P19,000-P43,000 (depending on their level), apart from the allowances, as well as performance, midyear and yearend bonuses; they…