A group of teachers praised several legislators for continuing to push for a P9,000 or (US$185.99) salary increase for public school teachers.
Antonio Tinio, national chairman of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) commended lawmakers Luz Ilagan, Liza Maza, Teofisto Guingona III, and Rufus Rodriguez for their ‘determined efforts’ in pushing for a substantial salary increase for teachers during yesterday’s hearing of the Committee on Appropriations.
At yesterday’s hearing, Committee chairman Rep. Junie Cua presented an amended version of House Joint Resolution No. 24, a proposal that will revise the current Salary Standardization Law (SSL) and provide pay hikes for all government employees, including the military.
Amendments include raising salaries of the lowest-paid government employees from P6,149 ($127.07) to P9,000 ($185.99) and upgrading teachers’ and nurses’ from Salary Grade 10 to salary grade 11, thereby raising their salaries from P12,026 ($248.53) to P18,549 ($383.33). However, these increases will be implemented over a four-year period starting July 1, 2009.
Tinio said that the proposed P6,523 ($134.80) increase for public school teachers over a four-year period will mean a mere P1,630.75 ($33.70) monthly increase per year. “After additional taxes and deductions, such an increase will hardly be felt by our teachers. We propose that the full amount be given over a three-year period,” said Tinio.
During the hearing, Tinio proposed to the Committee that public school teachers be upgraded to Salary Grade 13, which would bring their monthly salaries to P21,436 ($442.99) which, he said, is equivalent to their ‘long-standing’ demand for a P9,000 increase.
Representatives Ilagan and Maza supported ACT’s call to upgrade teachers to Salary Grade 13. Guingona also supported the upgrading call.
“Teachers should be upgraded to Salary Grade 13, policemen should have the same salary grade as teachers. Nurses should be upgraded to Salary Grade 15, because that’s the law,” said Rodriguez. (Bulatlat.com)
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Kung titingnan lang natin naku, 8 hours na pagod sa pagtuturo, ni kulang ang oras sa sariling tahanan, like us, we have to travel for an hour dahil nga sa bukid pa ang station namin, we have to secure 70 pesos para sa pamasahe at 30pesos para sa uulamin… 100 a day di na counted sa salary yon… nakakababa tingnan and status ng mga teachers. We deserve a higher salary rate. Maawa naman sila!
ibigay ang dagdag na sahod sa mga teachers dahil araw2x na nagtratravel sa malalayong nilang station at sa sariling sahod pa nila kinukuha ang pambayad sa jeep.ang mga deped opisyals naman sana mabangga kayo sa mga magagarang sasakyan na sinsakyan niyo.di man lang kayo makapagprovide ng mga sasakyan para sa mga teachers whom who has a direct contact sa mga pupils e opisina lang naman kayo a mga magnanakaw!!!
sana ibgay ang increase sa mga tchers
dahl paano ang pgkakaroon ng tnatawag na quality education,kung mababa ang sahod ng mga tchers at tchers na lamang ang palaging sinisisi sa mababang sistema ng education sa bansa how about ang mga matataas na tao sa deped who have a luxurious cars na gamit png opisina “saan nyo ba kinukuha ang pambili ng mga magagarang kotseng to ang araw2x na fuel nito?”e ang mga kawawang teachers personal na sahod ang ginagamit makarating lang sa malalayong station nila.
ano ba talaga ang problema ng mga tagaTONGres ay congres pala? thousands lng naman po ang population ng teachers all over Philippines. pro ang nanabubulsa na napabalita sa news billion taon2.why cant they giv to the teachers what they are asking for hindi naman manggaling sa kanilang bulsa yan.cguro takot mabawasan ang kanilang mabubulsa galing sa taong bayan…