Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Iba talaga si Digong! After PNP and AFP, Duterte is now planning to increase teachers' salaries


On Tuesday, Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) about increasing the salaries of the group of professionals who are one of the people who play a significant role in the shaping the society. 
President Rodrigo Duterte with his Cabinet | Photo from Malacañang

After the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), this time, it's for the teachers.

The palace said the president tapped the DBM to find means in making it happen, report says.

According to the presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr., the said plan to hike the teachers' salaries was discussed during the Cabinet meeting by the President himself, Monday.

The presidential spokesperson said the president "could be aiming" to double the entry salary for teachers which was also done  in the base pay of military and other uniformed personnel in the government upon approval of the Congress on the 100-percent increase.

Reportedly, Spox Harry Roque said the mentioned proposal was "in connection with the second tax reform package”, of which will be submitted this month to Congress.

Roque said “The President also stated that with the second tax reform package, he has instructed DBM and all other agencies to find means to increase the salary of teachers after the initial doubling of salaries of the AFP and the police. So the teachers will be next” .

The spokesperson added, “He did not say how much but he says that they will have to be tangible results of any implementation of the second tax reform package and he said that that should be the increase in teachers’ salary”.
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Source: GMA News Online

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