Rep.Hipolito-Castelo Proposed to Raise Teachers Basic Salary to P30,000

salary increase for teachers

Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) made the proposal through House Bill 1020. Hipolito-Castelo underscored that the country’s public school teachers are underpaid and undervalued, despite the Constitution stipulating that there must be the “highest budgetary priority to education and the guarantee that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration and other means of job satisfaction and fulfillment.” In her explanatory note, the lawmaker stated that the current salary grade of these teachers is way below their worth and their contribution…