Philstar Opinion: Let’s Take Care of Our Teachers

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Philstar Opinion I’m glad that President Duterte has overruled his Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who wanted to once again give priority to the government’s focus on “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure projects – something that has been ongoing since the start of the current administration and something which, quite frankly, is a tree from which we have yet to see fruit. Still, the budget secretary remains keen on pouring more of the national budget here than into other projects that are in desperate need of funding. With this focus in mind,…

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

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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…