By Rjhay Laurea
Photo courtesy of Quezon City High School
QUEZON CITY — Mayor Joy Belmonte this city welcomed a proposed measure seeking additional incentives for Quezon City public school teachers and non-teaching personnel of the Division of City Schools.
This is in reaction to the two proposed ordinances filed by First District Councilor Charm Ferrer seeking additional incentives for public school teachers and non-teaching personnel of the Division of the City Schools in Quezon City.
“We fully support the proposed measure granting additional incentives for public school teachers and non-teaching personnel of the Division of City Schools. Public school teachers play a crucial role in the development of our children,” Belmonte said in her official media statement.
Belmonte believes that the government should provide the teachers with everything they need, including incentives such as these to inspire them and boost their morale as they guide our students through the path of knowledge.
“We look forward to signing this measure at the soonest possible time,” she added.
Councilor Ferrer filed a proposed ordinance seeking to raise the quarterly rice allowance of teachers and non-teaching personnel of public schools from P2,000 to P2,500. She also filed a separate proposed ordinance that will increase the longevity pay of public school teachers from P400 every five years to P600 of the same period.
Councilor Ferrer, in a chat message sent to MTVN, said that the two ordinances already passed the Committee on Education and are currently under evaluation by the Committee on Civil Service on Wednesday (August 31).
“Ito po status niyan diyan. Approved on Committee on Education, scheduled hearing on Wednesday sa Committee on Civil Service po, after niyan stop na tayo kasi deferred tayo sa Committee on Appropriations, waiting na maisama sa 2023 budget if ma-allocate, maka-proceed na tayo sa Committee on Appropriations & Committee On Laws po (This is the status. It’s already approved by the Committee on Education and it has scheduled hearings on Wednesday on the Committee on Civil Service. After that we will be deferred to the Committee on Appropriations, waiting to be included in the 2023 budget. If we will be given allocations we can proceed to the Committee on Appropriations and Committee on Laws),” Ferrer explained.
Outgoing Peoples’ Council of Quezon City (PCQC) PRO and Professional Sector Representative Rjhay E. Laurea lauded the measures saying that these will surely boost the morale of our public school teachers and non-teaching personnel.
Laurea, who is also an official of the Order of the Triskelion QC Hall and president of Kapatiran ng Mga Mamamahayag sa Pilipinas (KMP), said that this is the right time that the efforts of the professionals in the education sector must be recognized. (ai/mtvn)