READ: Teachers lament measly P3k anniversary bonus
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers on Sunday downplayed the announcement of the Department of Education on the release of the P3,000 anniversary bonus for public school teachers and DepEd staff.
ACT national chairperson Joselyn Martinez said the benefit is not regular and the amount is too measly.
“It will have little impact to teachers who have been gruelling with unabated price increases since the start of the year. What we need is substantial salary increase now,” Martinez said.
“DepEd sure took their own sweet time in releasing the said bonus, while teachers have been calling for immediate relief as the value of their salaries dip by the month,” she added.
Martinez said public school teachers had to repeatedly ask Deped to release the anniversary bonus.
“Now, they talk as if this is urgently being dealt with,” she said.
SOURCE: Manila Standard