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Duterte-Carpio plans to also focus on teachers’ welfare

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MALITA, Davao Occidental – Quality education and helping the teachers will be among the priorities of incumbent Davao City Mayor and presumptiv­e Vice President Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio when she starts serving as Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Marcos administra­tion.

During the oath-taking ceremony of the elected officials in Davao Occidental at DavOcc Gymnasium in Malita yesterday, May 20, Duterte-Carpio said that among her promises during the campaign period is to provide quality education to the learners and to attend to the welfare of the teaching and non-teaching staff.

In front of the many teachers who have attended the oath-taking, she narrated the reality of the current situation of the teachers, especially in terms of their salary. According to her, some teachers narrated that they are only left with P1,000 in their ATM during payday. Some who are even less fortunate are left with less than P1,000.

“Ang atong mga teachers nga nalubong sa utang, this is the sad reality sa atoang mga teachers, because nakita na nako when I was working sa Davao City as mayor (Our teachers are burdened by debts. This is the sad reality of our teachers, because I have seen it when I was working in Davao City as mayor),” the mayor said, who narrated that there was a teacher from a neighborin­g province who sought her assistance as they are burdened by huge debts.

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