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…

Legislator Eyes Salary Increase for Teachers by 2019

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The salary hike for public school teachers that has been sought by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte will be the next priority of the House Appropriations Committee, says its chairman, Davao City 1st district Representative Karlo Nograles. And this early, Nograles is claiming that the teachers’ wage increase could be implemented upon the full cycle of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) of 2015, which will end in 2019. “Who says that it should be doubled in the first place?” Meanwhile, a coalition of teachers on Thursday slammed Department of…

Diokno Says He’s ‘Not Opposed’ to Teachers’ Salary Increase

diokno not against salary increase for teachers

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Wednesday said he was not against the salary increase of public school teachers even after he had earlier said this was not a priority of the government. “I am not opposed to increasing the salaries of our teachers,” Dikono said in a press briefing at the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Central Office in Manila. “I understand the crucial role teachers have in nation-building and I do believe they should be rewarded accordingly,” he added. The budget chief had earlier said the raise in salary of…

DepEd, Silent on Diokno’s Remark Over Pay Hike of Public School Teachers

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The Department of Education on Thursday declined to comment on Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s remark that increasing the salaries of public school teachers is not the priority for now. “Siguro po we will not comment on what our good Secretary Diokno said, dahil sila naman po talaga yung eksperto tungkol diyan at may mandato po para makapagsabi kung ano yung kakailanganin sa pagtaas ng sahod…,” DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sport Tonisito Umali told “Unang Balita” on Thursday. Earlier, Diokno said that doubling the…

“Duterte to Keep Promise on Teachers’ Pay Increase” – Harry Roque

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UPDATE: on salary increase for Teachers. President Rodrigo Duterte keeps his promises. That was the assurance of Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque in a bid to allay fears of public school teachers on the pronouncement of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno that doubling the salary of teachers was “not a priority” of this administration at this time. During the 21st Cabinet meeting on Monday, Duterte ordered his Cabinet to find ways to increase the salary of public school teachers. READ: Duterte Wants Teachers’ Salaries Hiked | #SalaryIncrease “Well, it’s very clear. He asked his…

Sec. Diokno: Doubling Public School Teachers’ Pay “Not a Priority”

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Despite the President’s promise to double the pay of public school teachers, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Wednesday it would take a backseat to more pressing programs needed to be funded, including the ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure rollout. Diokno said in a press conference that for the 600,000 public school teachers, the government may have to shell out half a trillion pesos if plans to double their salaries push through. “That is not our priority at this time. Our priority is the ‘Build, Build, Build’ and social protection. I think we…

Duterte Wants Teachers’ Salaries Hiked | #SalaryIncrease

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Salary Increase for Teachers  President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to find means to increase the salaries of teachers, Malacañang said Tuesday. A salary hike for teachers was discussed by the President during Monday afternoon’s Cabinet meeting, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said Tuesday. Roque said Duterte “could be aiming” to double the entry salary for teachers, just as Congress approved a 100-percent increase in the base pay of military and other uniformed personnel in government. Roque said the proposal was “in connection with…

DepEd Sec. Briones Favors Salary Increase for Teachers

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MANILA — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said she is in favor of salary increase for teachers, as this would provide additional budget for their daily needs and help them better manage their finances. “I’ve always been in favor of salary increase (for teachers),” Briones told the Philippine News Agency. However, Briones clarified that should there be an increase in teacher’s salary, this should have a basis/matrix, emphasizing that the net pay that teachers should receive must be enough for their needs. “I want their salaries to increase,”…