Senator: Don’t delay salary increase of gov’t workers, public school teachers
The government should not delay the scheduled salary increase of its workers, especially public school teachers, as it could help them cope with the prevailing high prices of food and other goods, according to Senator Bam Aquino.
“In the midst of soaring prices, the salary increase of government workers and public school teachers should not be delayed,” said Aquino, referring to the scheduled release of the fourth tranche of the Salary Standardization Law in January 2019.
Aquino pointed out that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) could utilize the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) to ensure that government employees receive their salary increase on time.
“Let us not deprive them of the assistance they have long waited for,” Aquino stressed.
During his term as chairman of the Committee on Education, Aquino worked for the enactment of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act as the law’s principal sponsor.
He is also pushing for the passage of the Bawas Presyo sa Petrolyo Bill that he filed in May 2018 to help address the high prices of food and other goods.
The measure aims to fix the TRAIN Law by ensuring the suspension and rollback of excise tax on fuel once the country’s inflation rate exceeds the government’s target for three straight months. (Press Release)