MB News | Teachers’ Salaries Upgrading Urged

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“The country’s teachers should have their modest salaries increased in the forthcoming 2019 national budget.” Sen. Sherwin T. Gatchalian, vice chairman of the Senate education committee, issued the statement as the country’s financial experts began the process of crafting the 2019 national budget. He is also chairman of the Senate energy and economic affairs committees. Teachers had complained that they were not included in the decision of the Executive Department to increase the salaries of policemen and soldiers. The Philippine President is legally mandated to submit to Congress a copy…

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

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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…