INIHAIN nina House Deputy Speaker Eddie Villanueva at CIBAC Rep. Domingi Rivera ang panukala na magbibigay ng dagdag na benepisyo sa faculty members ng mga State Universities and Colleges at Technical and Vocational Institutions.
Sa ilalim ng House bill 3218, bibigyan ng grocery, transportation at medical expenses allowance ang mga faculty na nagkakahalaga ng P20,000 kada taon o P5,000 kada quarter.
“Many laws are passed to address the needs of the students, but little, if any, are made to address the concerns and plight of those at the other side of the education sector – the teachers and instructors,” ani Villanueva. “They also need the attention of policymakers to craft measures aimed to increasing their remunerations and benefits so as to alleviate their living conditions.”
Isang technical working group ang binuo ng House committee on technical and higher education upang balangaksin ang panukala.
Suportado naman ito ng Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority at Philippine Accrediting Association on Schools, Colleges and Universities.
Mayroong 38,000 Higher and Technical Education teachers sa mga paaralan na pinatatakbo ng gobyerno.
“Our instructors and professors in the higher and technical education sector are not only battling with high costs of living, they are also facing challenges and pressures to be healthy and physically resilient and be at par with the demands of continuous improvement and advancement in their profession. Thus, providing additional benefits to our faculty members would greatly help in preserving a motivated and committed workforce that will continue to commit to shape the minds of the future generations of Filipinos,” saad ni Rivera sa isinagawang pagdinig ng komite.
Sa Senado, inihain naman ni Sen. Joel Villanueva ang kaparehong panukala.