/ 8 July 2022

CITING the important role of teachers in the development of the youth, Sen. Loren Legarda filed Senate Bill 2 seeking to amend specific provisions of Republic Act 4670 or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers to provide additional benefits and protection to teaching and non-teaching personnel in public schools.

Among the significant amendments under the measure is the provision of security of tenure and fair wages for school personnel.

“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 said.

“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.

The bill also seeks to guarantee protection of teachers’ rights and benefits.

“We owe much of our achievements to our teachers and non-teaching personnel, and we want to promote their social, economic, and professional status. We must create policies that are beneficial to them so they would be able to help their families as much as they help our youth enrich themselves through quality education,” Legarda said.