P5,000 or P10,000 Salary Increase for Public School Teachers?


"A P5,000 monthly across-the-board increase will mean an additional annual budget requirement of P75 billion; P10,000 will require P150 billion. Such huge fiscal impact will have to consider the appropriate policy mix for taxes, borrowing and budget reallocation. Furthermore, we cannot think of the teachers alone. A salary increase for teachers will raise equity issues with respect to other government personnel, which also need to be addressed." - Deped Sec. Briones.

In a letter from DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones addressing the Inquirer for some clarification regarding its published information about the salary increase for public school teachers, she emphasized that the Department is doing its part to provide better social and economic status for the public school teachers.

"I reiterate my position (originally issued on June 6) on the proposed salary increase for teachers:

1. As Education Secretary and advocate, I constantly seek ways to uplift the social and economic status of public school teachers, and improve their living and working conditions and terms of employment. I fully support the President’s pronouncement to raise the salaries of teachers.

2. In 2018, the Cabinet decided to complete the fourth and last tranche of the salary standardization law (which includes increases in teacher’s pay) this year, and directed the Department of Budget and Management to study how to effect the next salary increase. Together with the Cabinet economic team, we have been working to find ways and means to realize a salary increase for the Department of Education’s (DepEd) 830,000 teachers.

I have discussed in public the different considerations that need to be taken into account, something which, unfortunately, were misunderstood, if not misrepresented, by certain quarters to be a position against a salary increase.

A P5,000 monthly across-the-board increase will mean an additional annual budget requirement of P75 billion; P10,000 will require P150 billion. Such huge fiscal impact will have to consider the appropriate policy mix for taxes, borrowing and budget reallocation. Furthermore, we cannot think of the teachers alone. A salary increase for teachers will raise equity issues with respect to other government personnel, which also need to be addressed."


LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary, Department of Education



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4 comments:

  1. Ano ba yan? Kung merong increase, e d meron, kung wla, d wla kysa mraming pang dahilan.

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  2. pag may armas increase agad, doble pa!di naman namin hangad na doble ang increase...ok na nga kami sa 5k o 10k pero wag sanang 4 tranches na naman. tsaka malaking buwis din naman ang makukuha ng BIR sa atin di ba? kasi wala ng exemptions lahat may tax na. sabihin na lang nating may 1k na tax bawat teacher, magkano na yun? 830,000,000 na! dapat naman kasi di nyo masyadong tinaasan ang mga nasa matataas na posisyon specially ang mga pulitiko. di naman kasi sila kumandidato dahil sa sweldo, di nyo ba magets yun? di nila kailangan ng salary increase kasi di naman sweldo ang ibinubuhay nila sa pamilya nila. ang mga gaya nating mga guro at iba pang mga empleyado na umaasa sa sweldo ang dapat na tinaasan ng sahod. isa lang yan sa mga halimbawa ng mga kapalpakan ni Pnoy!

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  3. " we can not think of the teachers alone"..then what are talking about?, we're always the least priority its not surprising to us anymore, e di wlay increase samoka oie,,ga estorya pa mo

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  4. If there are 830,000 teachers and each will receive additional 5000 each that would be
    4,150,000,000 pesos to be added to the current budget for their salary not 75,000,000,000 billion pesos excuse me. Know your MATH please.

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