President Duterte working on teachers’ salary increase: Panelo

Politics & Governance

President Rodrigo Duterte is working on increasing the salary of government teachers, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Salvador Panelo said.

“And hopefully that can be responded to. Our economic managers are doing everything to see how things can be done,” he added.

Panelo explained that the President is not reneging on his commitment.

“But as you all know, there had been many things that occurred during that three year term and the President had to increase the salaries of the soldiers as well as the PNP as he ably explained these are the front liners in securing our country and when they go out of their homes half of their feet already buried on the ground,” he explained.


“But you must remember that the mother of the President was a teacher and so his heart is with the teachers,” Panelo said.