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PRESS RELEASE

19 July 2012

Reference: ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio L. Tinio (09209220817)


ACT Teachers Party-List Representative Antonio Tinio will join teachers nationwide Friday in observing the School Bell Ringing Day for Salary Upgrading.  The nationally coordinated event will be spearheaded by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and ACT Teachers Party-List to highlight the clamor of education workers for adequate salaries.

At noon, Tinio will be ringing Batasan National High School’s bell for fifteen minutes, symbolizing the long-standing demand to upgrade to Salary Grade (SG) 15 from SG 11 the minimum monthly pay of public school teachers.  The upgrading will give entry-level teachers P24,887 monthly instead of their current salary of P18,549.

Bells in other schools nationwide will be ringing simultaneously. 

ACT Teachers Party-List and ACT expect principals and other school officials, who will also benefit from salary upgrading, to participate.

“In a rare occurrence, teachers will encourage students to be as loud as they can, all the more for PNoy to hear, as he prepares his SONA, teachers’ claim to their right to adequate remuneration,” Tinio said.

The event is part of the campaign for the passage of HBs 2142 and 4523, which call for the upgrading of the salaries of teachers and teaching personnel in the tertiary level (from SG 12 to 16), and HB 3746 which call for a P6,000-increase in the minimum pay of other personnel.  HB 3746 is principally authored by Anakpawis Party-List Representative Rafael Mariano.

Invitation videos to the School Bell Ringing Day for Salary Upgrading can be viewed at the YouTube channel of ACT Teachers Party-List.

List of Schools for School Bell Ringing Day

School Contact Person
Quezon City Schools: 

1.     Quezon City Science High School

 

Jackson Bacabac- 09054738838
2.     Ramon Magsaysay (Cubao) High School 

 

Flody Fernandez- 09217521500 

 

3.     Bagong Silangan High School 

 

Imelda Tuala- 09164429231 

 

4.     Bagong Silangan Elementary School 

 

Romel Ibus- 09216532216 

 

5.     Commonwealth Elementary School 

 

Emeverita Anub- 09064551103 

 

6.     Batasan National High School 

 

Allan Jacobo- 09166611771 

 

7.     Dona Rosario High School Luzvimnda Valdez -09078117364 

 

8.     Project 6 Elementary School Normelita Bacabac – 09055352742 

 

Mandaluyong: 

1.     Highway Hills Integrated School

 

 

Evelyn Nicomedes-09399131989

 

Manila: 

1.     F.G. Calderon High School

 

 

Louie Zabala- 09199210813

 

2.     L.Geronimo Elementary School 

 

Araceli de Ocampo- 09294549859 

 

3.     Rajah Soliman Science and Technology High School 

 

Solita Daz- 09202760155 

 

4.     Lakandula Elementary School 

 

Aurora Balatucan- 09291697672 

 

Caloocan: 

1.     Star 1 Elementary School

 

Aristotle C. Navarro- 09088660307

 

Pasig: 

1.     Nagpayong High School

 

 

Jennifer Cariño- 09182228576

 

Regions: 

 

1.Cebu

 

 

 

Mr. Keith Bacalso – 09433243073

2. Negros 

 

Mr.Bing Dajao – 09287399974
3. Panay 

4. Iloilo

 

Ruby Magbanua- 09475175570 

Mr. Francisco Golez – 09305232663

4. Davao 

5. Pangasinan

Elenito Escalante – 0926772565 

 

Jesamey Diokno – 09276262252