Solons seek P36k pay for public school teachers

Posted at 05/01/14 5:50 PM

MANILA - Lawmakers are pushing for an increase to the salaries of public school teachers all over the country.

Under proposed House Bill 4081, classroom teachers will be receiving P36,567 monthly gross salary, or Salary Grade 20, which is higher than the existing basic salary of P18,549 monthly, or Salary Grade 11.

Representatives Ashley Acedillo and Gary Alejano (Magdalo Partylist), authors of the proposed bill, said their proposal follows what was stipulated in the third phase of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL).

The lawmakers said the proposed bill will also require the Department of Education (DepEd) to study the additional budget needed for the salary increase of public school teachers in the country.

The proposed bill is currently being reviewed by the Houseof Representatives Committee on Appropriations. - report from Jon Ibañez, DZMM