LAWMAKER FILES BILL PRIORITIZING RETIRED TEACHERS IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES
CAMARINES Sur 3rd District Representative Gabriel Bordado Jr. filed a measure that will give priority to retired teachers in availing government services.
In his House Bill 393, Bordado stressed the need to recognize the important part retired teachers played in providing quality education and in shaping the lives of the Filipino youth.
“Teachers play a privotal role in the success of our country’s future generations. They show tireless and unfaltering dedication to their profession, spending years of their lives selflessly educating students, impacting the lives of their pupils, and stewarding them towards the right direction,” Bordado said in his explanatory note.
Under the measure, all government offices and agencies as well as public utilities are mandated to include retired teachers to their priorities.
The bill mandates agencies to establish a priority lane that will give preferential treatment to retired teachers, without prejudice to the privileges provided by the Expanded Senior Citizens Act of 2010.
The funds for the implementation of the law shall be included in the General Appropriations Act.