Bam Aquino to DBM: Don’t forget teachers, other gov’t workers in pay hike
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Bam Aquino asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to give salary hike as well for public school teachers and other government workers.
This was after the DBM said the fourth tranche of wage hike is available but only to those employed under the government owned- and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and local government units (LGUs).
“Nagpapasalamat kami at parang unti-unti ay gumagawa na ng aksiyon ang DBM para ma-release na ang last tranche ng salary increase,” Aquino said in a statement.
“Pero nalulungkot din kami dahil kawawa naman ang mga public school teachers at kawani ng gobyerno dahil bigo pa rin silang makuha ang nakatakdang umento,” he added.
Aquino then said the DBM must take note of the welfare of government workers and public school teachers as they are also burdened by price hike of food and other goods.
“Hindi sila dapat ma-etsa pwera sa dagdag-sweldo dahil matindi rin ang pangangailangan nila sa taas ng presyo ng mga bilihin ngayon,” he said. /jpv
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