BBM files bill increasing teachers’ salary from SG11 to SG15 – The presidential frontrunner Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., has filed a bill titled ‘The Public School Teachers’ Salary Upgrading Act’ or AN ACT UPGRADING THE MINIMUM SALARY GRADE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FROM SALARY GRADE 11 to 15.
Marcos in his bill reiterated the “Policy of the State to ensure that education receives the highest priority in governance, and that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration and other means of job satisfaction and fulfilment.”
If the bill will be enacted into law the “present minimum salary grade level of public school teachers in the elementary and secondary schools shall be upgraded from Salary Grade 11 to Salary 15. Salary grade levels of those occupying higher positions shall be adjusted accordingly.”
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As of the 2022 Salary Table, Salary Grade 11 is between P25,439 and P27,514 while Salary Grade 15 is between P35,097 and P37,485.
Read the full text of the said bill:
AN ACT UPGRADING THE MINIMUM SALARY GRADE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS FROM SALARY GRADE 11 to 15 – DOWNLOAD
Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled
SECTION 1. Short Title: This Act shall be known as “The Public School Teachers’ Salary Upgrading Act
SECTION 2. Reiteration of Policy. The Policy of the State to ensure that education receives the highest priority in governance, and that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration and other means of job satisfaction and fulfilment” is hereby reiterated.
SECTION 3: Raising of the Minimum Salary Grade Level. The present minimum salary grade level of public school teachers in the elementary and secondary schools shall be upgraded from Salary Grade 11 to Salary 15. Salary grade levels of those occupying higher positions shall be adjusted accordingly.
SECTION 4. Coverage. This Act shall cover all public school teachers at the elementary and secondary level, whether nationally or locally funded, including those in technical and vocational schools and state universities and colleges.
SECTION 5. Priority in Budget Allocation. The Government shall appropriate such amount as may be necessary to carry out the objectives of this Act. Provided, that the salary increase of public school teachers shall take priority over non-educational and non-agricultural budgetary allocations.
SECTION 6: Rules and Regulations. The Department of Education and the Department of Budget and Management shall promulgate the necessary rules and regulations of the provisions of this Act.
BBM files bill increasing teachers’ salary from SG11 to SG15 – Post updated: May 12, 2022
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