Salary Increase for Teachers and Nurses Promised by Pres. Duterte During SONA 2019

Teachers and Nurses are considered as two of the most underpaid government wrokers in the country today but Pres. Rody Duterte on his fourth SONA on Monday promised to increase the salaries of teachers and nurses.


The vow of the President will be implemented under the new Salary Stardardization law which states that all government employees including teachers and nurses to receive a higher salary.



During the fourth SONA of the President he was quoted as saying "I, therefore, believe that it is now time for Congress to approve a new version of the Salary Standardization Law, ngayon na,” Duterte said.

“To the teachers, alam mo dito… who toil and work tirelessly to educate our young, kasali na po dito ‘yung hinihingi ninyo,” he added.

Despite the promise, the President clarified that the salary increase which will be given to nurses and teachers would not be as bigger as what he gave to the policemen and soldiers.

"Hindi naman masyadong malaki, pero it will tide you over during these hard times, a little bit bigger than before. This is intended to increase the salaries of national government workers including teachers and nurses,” he said.



Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education said that a P5,000 salary increase to all public school teachers would cost the government P75-Million annually or P343-Billin if the current administration wanted it to double like the police and soldier salary.

Government workers particularly teachers and nurses is one of the hardest jobs in the government that's the reasons why several groups represented them and pleaded to Pres. Rody Duterte to increase their salaries as what the uniformed personnel of the government received in terms of their salaries and compensation.

Source: PNA
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