We are thankful for the increase in government workers’ pay. However, if the President just adopted the SSL 5, this is far from what we expected.
He promised a P10,000 hike for teachers over and above the SSL when he ran for office in 2015.
This SSL 5 is a generic law that does not recognize our teachers’ worth in the recommended pay scheme in the Magna Carta for Teachers. If it is over, we just appeal for a dialogue with him.