The present government has turned down the request of public school teachers in the country for salary increase this year.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr said the salary increase of teachers will not happen this year but there demand could be addressed and considered next year.
“This concern may be studied to be implemented for next year’s budget,” PCOO chief said in a state-run radio interview
Coloma explained that the increase of salary was not included in the Department of Education DepEd’s budget this 2014 which has already been approved.
“The salary increase of teachers is among the top priorities of the DepEd, however, there are constraints to be considered before the implementation,” Coloma stressed.
Before the start of classes last week, public school teachers protested against Malacanang for not taking action to their request.
Citing the important role of teachers in the lives of millions of students in the country, Coloma is hoping that teachers will continue to execute their duties as teachers with diligence and honesty, which the country can take pride of.IMT