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Teachers denounce Revilla’s pay hike bill

/ 05:10 AM December 12, 2019

Manila, Philippines — The pay hike bill of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.  is even “worse than the worst scenario” expected, a teachers’ group said on Wednesday, saying it reflected a lack of sincerity in the government’s bid to improve education quality.

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said Senate Bill No. 1219, would raise the monthly salary of entry-level public school educators by just P1,500 for four years, well below the P10,000 increase they sought and which President Duterte had repeatedly promised them.

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ACT said this would amount to P6,000 overall for 92 percent of public school teachers. Entry-level teachers, who make up the bulk of the 900,000 education personnel, currently receive a monthly salary of P20,754.

—Matthew Reysio-Cruz

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