Heartless and insensitive.

This was how Liberal Party senators’described social gathering pooper Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno who shut the door on the lecturers’ wage improve promised by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“It’s not certainly the way to treat our public school teachers, who have been seeking government’s help for higher salaries and additional benefits so that they can live decently,” Sen. Francis Pangilinan, LP president, stated.

Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Sen. Paolo Aquino, each LP members, bashed Diokno for his pronouncements dismissing any chance of pay improve of public college lecturers at this time.

Diokno stated the Duterte administration’s precedence was itsmassive infrastructure program over the following 5 years.

He stated lecturers ought to wait till 2020 for the total implementation of the Salary Standardization Law (SSL) to extend their salaries.

“Beyond their traditional mission in the classrooms, teachers are mentors and influencers of the youth and of the community. Their critical role in nation-building could not be overlooked,” Pangilinan, whose mom is a retired trainer, stated.

Drilon identified that the DBM was capable of finding funds for the wage hike of navy and uniformed personnel.

He stated there was no motive for Diokno to whine about the price of growing the pay of public college lecturers.

“Instead of slamming the doors on the plea of the teachers, Secretary Diokno should use his wise judgment and skills to find the funds and put money where it is most needed. Investments on the country’s human resources, especially our teachers, can never go wrong,” Drilon stated.

Pangilinan famous the identical on the latest doubling of the salaries of navy and uniform personnel.

He stated this may be seen as a optimistic signal to start out the ball rolling for the same initiative in adjusting the pay of lecturers and educating personnel, who deserve no much less, he added.

Sen. Bam Aquino stated that whereas lecturers could not bear arms or have interaction in harmful missions, they offer the identical dedication and exhausting work to teach the scholars.

“They have legitimate demands and are not shielded from the impact of higher prices of goods and services, especially with the TRAIN law in place,” Aquino stated.

“Gaya ng sundalo at pulis, gumagamit din sila ng gasolina, bumibili ng pagkain at iba pang gastusin na nagtaas na dahil sa TRAIN law,” stated Aquino, principal sponsor of the Expanded Tertiary Education Act.

Source: politics.com.ph

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