Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the issue of increasing the salaries of Teachers

Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the issue of increasing the salaries of Teachers

Members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. As you know, I called this press conference to shed more light on the issue of increasing the salaries of public school teachers. Let me state categorically that I am not opposed to increasing the salaries of our teachers. However, I cautioned against the doubling of their salaries. This, after all, was not the President’s directive. He said to look into increasing the salaries of teachers, not doubling them. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has already clarified this issue. I understand the crucial…