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