On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri vowed the Senate will be prioritizing the increase of salary for public school teachers.
“As your Majority floor leader, I guarantee we will take it up as priority measure for the first few months of this Congress,” Zubiri told reporters in an interview.
Miguel Zubiri has filed himself the Basic Education Teacher’s Pay Increase Act. This act’s target is to raise the compensation of teachers who teach basic education by P10,000 per month.
“It’s about time we also increase now the pay for our teachers in public schools,” the Senate leader shared. “What we’re trying to do is maybe we’ll approve it early on. We have already the commitment of many senators, including the new senators.”
“Matagal na po na namin itong pinaglalaban, ang pagtaas po ng sweldo ng mga teachers sa public school sector,” the Senate Majority leader said.
(Rough translation: We have been fighting for this for a long time. We want to increase the salary of teachers in the public sector)
Other than this, he filed the Philippine Railways Modernization Act of 2019 which aims to rehabilitate and extend the existing railways in Luzon; the SIM Card Registration Act; Support for Barangay Workers Act, the Barangay Health Workers Act.
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