Sen. Legarda wants a salary increase for teachers, non-teaching personnel

In filing Senate Bill No. 4, Legarda highlighted the need to provide support and compensation amid the increasing cost of living in the country.

Legarda's bill seeks to increase the salary grade level of public school teachers from Salary Grade 11 to Salary Grade 15.

“We must recognize the significant role of our teachers and personnel in nation-building. Our educational frontliners who have remained steadfast in our goal to provide the best for the Filipino children. With the increasing cost of living, it is high time we raise their salary,” Legarda said in a press release.

Under her proposed law, Legarda also wants teaching personnel or instructors in public universities and colleges to be granted an increase from Salary Grade 12 to Salary Grade 16.

The senator said the salary for a regular entry-level position in the government should not be less than P16,000.