Duterte asks Congress to OK pay hike for public teachers, nurses

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Posted at Jul 22 2019 06:39 PM

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday urged lawmakers to approve a salary increase for government workers, including teachers and nurses.

"I believe that it is now time for Congress to approve a new version of the Salary Standardization Law. Ngayon na," he said during his State of the Nation Address. 

"To the teachers, who toil and work tirelessly to educate our young, kasali na po dito iyong hinihingi niyo. Hindi naman masyadong malaki pero (it is not that big but) it will tide you over during this hard time. This is intended to increase salaries of national government workers, including teachers and nurses," he added. 

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