Teachers’ welfare a priority, DepEd insists Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) – June 13, 2019 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Under fire over its supposed lack of support for the clamor to increase the salary of teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) last week repeatedly insisted that employee welfare has been its priority since 2016. The DepEd noted that the expansion of the scope of employee welfare is part of the 10-point agenda of Education Secretary Leonor Briones when she assumed post in 2016. “Cognizant that the increased compensation and benefit are just one of the many improvements that the department is determined to provide, the secretary remains committed to promoting and improving the living and working conditions of both teaching and non-teaching personnel,” the agency said in a statement. “As she continuously works to realize an equitable and sustainable salary increase that will benefit the department’s 843,917 teachers, the education chief has already pushed for initiatives and reforms that resulted in additional compensation and benefit for teachers,” it added. The DepEd noted that an entry-level public school teacher receives over P30,000 a month if the bonuses and allowances are taken into account. Basic salary has also doubled from P9,466… Read full this story
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