Negros teachers demand pay hike


Posted at Feb 22 2018 06:04 AM

Hundreds of public school teachers marched in Bacolod City on Wednesday afternoon to demand higher pay amid rising commodity prices.

Gualberto Dajao, president of Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Negros, said they want a salary increase like those given to soldiers and police.

"We cannot deny that a lot of teachers have loans," he said.

The teachers, who wore black shirts, also opposed the Continuing Professional Development Law, a requirement when workers covered by the Professional Regulatory Commission renew their licenses. 

They also asked for the release of their performance-based bonus since 2016.

It is long overdue, Dajao said. - report from Barbara Mijares, ABS-CBN News