SUPPORTS P 9,000.00 SALARY HIKE OFPUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
(Senate Bill No. 2408)Whereas,
it has been six long years ( 2000-2006), that the salary of a Teacher Iwas pegged at Php 9,939.00. It was only in 2007 that the teachers were given a 10%increase in their basic pay raising the wage of a teacher I to Php10,933. But, with the poverty level officially set at Php10,000 in the National Capital Region, the said increasemerely keeps the teacher within the poverty threshold.
Whereas, Senate Bill No. 2408, “ AN ACT PROVIDING FORSUPPORT AND COMPENSATION FOR EDUCATORS IN BASICEDUCATION”,
seeks to grant Php9,000 across-the-board salary increase to all publicschool teachers, locally-funded teachers, Philippine Science High School SystemTeaching and non-teaching personnel, and non-teaching personnel of the DepEd,excluding those occupying positions from salary grade 30, under the DepEd schedule of salaries, and /or Assistant Secretary upwards. The additional compensation provides asalary adjustment of Php3,000 every year for three (3) years or three (3) equal tranchesover the years and shall be considered as part of the basic salary for the purpose of computing retirement pays and bonuses that the beneficiaries under this Act are entitledto. Likewise, additional supports like the augmentation of existing local allowancessourced from the Special Education Fund (SEF), annual medical check-up allowance of One Thousand Pesos (Php1,000), and annual Magna Carta bonus are authorized by thesaid Act.
the Senators who passed the bill on the seond reading were: AlanPeter Cayetano, Juan Ponce Enrile, Richard Gordon, Gringo Honasan, Pia Cayetano,Francis Escudero, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Loren Legarda, Mar Roxas, Rodolfo Biazon,Jinggoy Estrada, Francis Pangilinan, and Aquilino Pimentel.
the ____________________________in its meeting held last _______________believes that the passage of the Senate Bill No. 2408 is a key to theupliftment of the living condition of Filipno Teachjers;
for and in consideration of the above premises, the ____________________hereb resolved to:1.Strong advocate the filing of a counterpart version of S.B. No. 2408 in thehouse of Representatives for a bicameral legislation in the meantime that theaforementioned bill has still to be deliberation the floors of the Senate;2.Sturdily supports the passage into law of Senate Bill No. 2408; and3.Express heartfelt gratitude to all the senators who sponsored ans supportedSenate Bill 2408 headed by Senator Peter S. Cayetano, Chairman for defending the right of teachers to livable wage which is the key to equalityeducation.