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…

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

deped silent on diokno over salary increase for teachers

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…

Teachers to Benefit from TRAIN, Receive More Allowances in 2018 | DepEd Press Release

Train law for teachers

Consistent with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) support of the Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) as a means to significantly develop the country’s human capital and with Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s commitment to continuously provide adequate compensation for the invaluable contribution of teachers to nation-building, educators are set to receive additional net take home pay and allowances beginning January 2018. A Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11) without dependents and has a starting basic salary of P19,620 used to take home P17,220.86 (with Personnel Economic Relief Allowance…