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
Senators Robin Padilla and Loren Legarda shared on Wednesday a part of their discussion during their meeting at The Manila Polo Club in Makati City through a Facebook live posted by the former.Legarda, a veteran senator, showed the book titled, “The Rules of the Senate,” saying they… Read More
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SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – Senator-elect Loren Legarda has called on newly-inducted officials from five northern municipalities of Antique to work for unity as the province heads towards development.”I urge the mayors and other elected officials of the province to work for peace and unity,”… Read More
Four-term Senator Loren Legarda urged the nation, most especially government institutions, to seriously reflect on the moral duty to change the current food system.“In an interconnected world, we are faced again with the negative implications of the war in Ukraine. Rising food… Read More
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MANILA – Farmers are excited about the Department of Agrarian Reform’s plan to create “mega-farms” to help the government bring down the price of rice to PHP20 per kilo, according to DAR Secretary Bernie Cruz.In a message sent to the Philippine News Agency on Thursday, Cruz said that they have… Read More
MANILA – Higher funding and increasing rice buffer stock will play a significant role in lowering the price of the staple in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said Thursday.Agriculture Secretary William Dar said a PHP20 per kilogram price of rice would be only feasible with… Read More
A lawmaker on Thursday warned the country of a looming nutrition crisis as a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that some 100,000 new families experienced involuntary hunger during the first quarter of 2022 amid surging commodity prices.Albay Rep. Joey Salceda cited… Read More