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…

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

roque on salary increase for teachers

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…

“Ignorant about teachers’ plight” | Opinion-Inquirer.net

Ignorant about teachers’ plight

Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ heart is not with our public school teachers based on her unsympathetic statements regarding the clamor for a pay hike as promised by President Duterte during the campaign. Instead of being spurred after soldiers and the police already got their promised increase, Briones instead makes all these ridiculous excuses for the delay. Last October, she was quoted in the media as saying that if teachers were poorly paid, how come they were not leaving the Department of Education. During the same interview, she claimed that compared…