“It’s the low salary that is pushing teachers to go out in the streets and protest.”
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In this video, public school teacher Roel Mape shares how they carry out their commitment of providing quality education beyond the four walls of the classroom, including why they are joining this year’s United People’s SONA.
“Teachers are drowning in debt.”
“Join us in our strike on Nov. 29 and show this government our rage.”
“Even the Duterte regime could not deny that working people, including teachers, badly need economic relief. But we cannot fill our families’ stomachs with Duterte’s pompous talk and empty recognition.”
The ACT Teachers Party filed on Feb. 21 House Bill 7211, An Act Increasing the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and other Government Employees and Augmenting the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA).
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“It would be good if she [Education Secretary Eleanor Briones] would go to the ground and see our condition herself.”
Some teachers received salaries amounting to only P200.
There are 2.3 million government employees in the Philippines, and 720,000 are non-regulars or contractual workers under different names, such as job order, emergency-hired, memorandum of agreement (MOA)-hired workers, and contract of services.
“If she is really thinking of improving the lives of teachers, she should have worked towards increasing the benefits of teachers.”