Go vows to hasten implementation of teachers’ pay hike

MANILA Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go on Tuesday vowed to ensure a speedy implementation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte's promise of a salary hike for public school teachers.

During the 24th founding anniversary of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Go said the teachers will get their incremental salary increases by 2020 after the last tranche of the salary standardization law is fully implemented in 2019.

"Magkakaroon po ng konting increases naman po sa mga teachers from 2020 up to 2022 hanggang pagkatapos ng termino ng ating Pangulo (The teachers would have a little [salary] increase from 2020 up to 2022 until the term of the President ends)," Go said at the CHED headquarters in Quezon City.

"Ako naman po, bilang inyong tagapaglingkod at assistant ni Presidente, gagawin ko po lahat ng aking makakaya upang masiguro at mapabilis ang implementasyon ng inyong salary increase (I, on the other hand, as your servant and assistant to President, will do all my best to facilitate the implementation of your salary increase)," he added.

At present, public school teachers are receiving basic salaries ranging from PHP19,000 to PHP43,000 depending on their Salary Grade level. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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