With the recent double salary increase for policemen and the military in the Philippines, public school teachers are also asking for the same thing. Though the government has expressed that they are looking for ways to increase teachers’ salaries, Department of Budget & Management (DBM) says that wage hike for teachers is not a priority and this pronouncement made teachers feel outraged. According to the DBM chief, Teacher 1 gets a monthly salary of around P26,000 based on the Salary Tranche 3 of the SSL. With this, public school teachers have reacted indifferently.
How did the DBM compute this so-called “monthly” take-home pay of the teachers?
The following infographic clearly shows the breakdown. Apparently, they included the bonuses that we receive yearly.
Do you think this is fair? Share your thoughts in the comments below.