Unpaid Rizal teachers to be paid today

After receiving complaints yesterday from public school teachers in Rizal that payment of their salaries for the month of March had been delayed for one week, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio immediately brought the issue to the attention of Department of Education Region IV-A Officer-in-Charge Dr. Lorna Dino, who said that she would look into it.

The teachers should have received their monthly salaries on March 22.

Soon after, Dino reported that the delay was caused by a problem with their computerized payroll system, which could not turn out balanced accounts. She added that they were still trying to determine the exact cause of the problem. In the meantime, she assured Tinio that teachers would be paid starting today, March 29. “Due to the problem with our system, teachers may receive overpayments or underpayments. We will make the necessary corrections in the next payday,” she added.

Tinio thanked Dino for her prompt action. “It is the fundamental obligation of government to ensure that our teachers are paid promptly. We hope that the problem with the payroll system is fixed soon.”

Tinio asked the teachers to inform his office if there were still problems with the release of their salaries. #