Acting and outgoing presidential spokesperson and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said an increase in teachers’ salaries might soon be realized despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m sure mayroon ding pagtaas ng suweldo sa mga guro natin. Mahal ni Tatay Digong ang ating mga guro (I’m sure there will be an increase in the salaries of our teachers. Tatay Digong loves our teachers),” he said during the “Ask Me Anything, Anywhere” segment aired on his Facebook page.
Duterte, in several speeches, said teachers are very important to him because his late mother Soledad was also a teacher.
Andanar said he would ask for an update from Education Secretary Leonor Briones on the plan to increase teacher salaries.