Senator Loren Legarda underscored the important role of teachers in the development of the youth and society upon filing Senate Bill No. 2, which seeks to amend specific provisions of Republic Act No. 4670 or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers to provide additional benefits and protection to teaching and non-teaching personnel in public schools all over the country.
Among the significant amendments under SBN 2 is the provision of security of tenure and fair wages for school personnel. The proposed measure also aims to protect their fundamental rights related to gender equality.
“The minimum base pay for teachers working in public schools starts at Salary Grade 11 or roughly P25,400 per month. We want to give them fair salaries through this measure that we just filed,” Legarda explained.
“We care for our teachers as they are vital to our education system, and just like our healthcare workers, they, too, are at the forefront,” she added. READ MORE