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Duterte pledges pay hike for public school teachers


President Duterte has pledged to raise the salaries of public school teachers this year following the recent pay hike granted to soldiers.

In his visit to Bulacan, the President invited representatives of school teachers to visit MalacaƱang this month to finalize an agreement on the planned salary increase.


“I am willing to strike a deal in the presence of (Education) Secretary (Leonor) Briones sa mga maestra. You can choose the date January, bilisan lang ninyo [just make it fast] then we can make even an agreement or manifesto or choose whatever kind of document, kayo ang isusunod ko this year,” Duterte told the teachers gathered at the groundbreaking of Gen. Gregorio del Pilar National High School in Bulacan.

Duterte said he already talked to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno about the funds needed for the proposed salary adjustment for public school teachers this year. He explained that he prioritized the pay hike of soldiers in anticipation of the deadly terror siege in Marawi City in 2017.
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