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Cong. Greg backs mentors’ call for wage increase


BACOLOD CITY – The lone district solon here backed calls for a wage increase from teachers here as mentors took to the streets to dramatize their demand for a salary hike in time for the celebration of World Teachers Day today.

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Second-termer Cong. Greg G. Gasataya said he finds the call for an increase “reasonable” but proposed an incremental increase with those at the lowest salary rung to receive the highest.

Gasataya told DNX he had already supported two bills in the Lower House that call for the salary increase for public school teachers.


He added that with the 2020 General Appropriations Act already passed, a law is needed to implement the fifth tranche of increase for teachers under the Salary Standardization Law.

Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.


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