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12 June 2011 No Comment

By NONOY E. LACSON

June 12, 2011, 4:21pm

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Rep. Nur Anna Sahidulla (2nd District, Sulu) has vowed to help public school teachers by submitting a bill in Congress that seeks the increase of their basic salaries and allowances.

Sahidulla told over 150 public school teachers of Sulu that she would help them obtain a salary increase by submitting the salary standardization bill at the House of Representatives in coordination with other lawmakers who are also concerned about the welfare of government teachers.

The teachers were attending a three-day seminar on enhanced strategies in teaching Filipino at a local hotel in this city.

The seminar carries the theme “Workshop on professional development and improved classroom instruction with focus on enhanced strategies in teaching Pilipino” was organized by public educators from the 11 towns under Sulu’s 2nd Congressional District

For his part, ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio, who was the guest speaker at the seminar also shared a similar vision with Sahidulla.

He claimed he had also submitted a bill in Congress earlier, seeking to increase the salary of teachers.

The bill is now pending at the committee level for further reading, he said.

Sahidulla, who is the keynote speaker at the opening of the workshop, described the forum as “timely and important.”

She claimed that the quality of education system in Sulu is deteriorating unless appropriate remedies are undertaken by the Department of Education (DepEd).

Sahidulla emphasized that “quality education starts from quality instruction and quality instruction begins with good and competent teachers.”

She lamented the alleged failure of the education department to provide the necessary support to advance the technical competence of teachers through in-house training and professional development seminars.

 

(Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/322324/teachers-welfare)

 

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