Duterte wants wage increase for teachers, Roque says
Teachers are next.
After the salary increase for the military and the police, President Rodrigo Duterte wanted a wage increase for teachers.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte made this statement during the 21st Cabinet meeting in Malacañang on Monday.
“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 for the AFP and the police. So the teachers will be next,” he said in a Palace briefing.
Roque, however, said Duterte did not say how much increase he wanted for teachers.
“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,” he said.
“But judging by what he wanted for the PNP and the AFP, it could be that he is also aiming to double the entry salary for teachers,” he added. /je
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.