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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…