[Press Release] Teachers to P-Noy, we deserve higher salaries -TDC

Teachers to P-Noy, we deserve higher salaries Public school teachers acknowledge reports of Palace’s approval of the proposed budget for 2016 which includes a salary adjustment for teachers and government employees. Malacanang said that the biggest chunk for 2016 budget goes to the education department. “It is but legal to give the highest budget priority…

[Statement] DEPED should break its silence on the PEI -TDC

DEPED should break its silence on the PEI To once and for all, erase all the doubts and worries of Public school teachers on the bonus called PEI or productivity enhancement incentive, we again urge the Department of Education (DepEd) to issue an official statement on the status of this incentive and assure the teachers…

[Press Release] Teachers furious on Saturday make-up classes -TDC

Teachers furious on Saturday make-up classes Public school teachers under the banner of the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) hit the Department of Education (DepEd) for the orders directing the implementation of Saturday make-up classes in lieu of the ‘lost school days’ due to recent typhoons, local holidays and Papal visit. “Teachers have nothing to do…

[Press Release] Teachers ask DBM to release bonuses -TDC

Teachers ask DBM to release bonuses The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to fast-track the release of bonuses due teachers this month to augment their Christmas and year-end expenses. They also criticize DBM for the media release this today announcing that there would be ‘additional bonus’ for state…

[Press Release] Teachers vow for more protests -TDC

Teachers vow for more protests July 29, 2014   The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) on Tuesday warned of more massive protest after the president’s SONA speech on Monday did not mention of assurance that a salary increase will be provided for the 600, 000 state mentors next year. “Very frustrating!” Said Benjo Basas, a public…

[Press Release] Teachers call for tax reform -TDC

Teachers call for tax reform Amidst their call for a P10, 000 increase in the salaries of teachers and education employees, the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) once again challenge the government to reform the taxation system. “A reformed tax system, especially for individuals would mean a more efficient collection that would improve the state fund.…

[Blog] ‘Dating guro’ goes back to classroom teaching. -TDC

‘Dating guro’ goes back to classroom teaching By Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) national chairperson Benjo Basas will again go back to school as a classroom teacher. Since the year 2006 when the TDC was formed and he was chosen at its spokesperson, he has become very active in teachers’ movement. Tomorrow, June…

[Press Release] TDC calls to support Brigada Eskwela, Reminds the Government of its obligation -TDC

TDC calls to support Brigada Eskwela, Reminds the Government of its obligation The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) calls on its members nationwide to support this Brigada Eskwela, an annual schools maintenance week spearheaded by the Department of Education (DepEd) to mobilize community support. “This year’s Brigada Eskwela is particularly important because we experienced three major…

[Press Release] Teachers defend doctors, challenge BIR -TDC

Teachers defend doctors, challenge BIR Doctors found an unlikely ally, a teachers’ group. The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) echoed the physician’s group sentiments on the ads released by the Bureau on Internal Revenue (BIR) portraying the doctors as tax cheat and a burden to those who pay taxes- the teachers. “The BIR ad, which started…

[Statement] Teachers decry p300 additional poll duty pay -TDC

Teachers decry p300 additional poll duty pay The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said they appreciate the P300.00 additional honorarium for teachers who served during the 2013 barangay elections held on October 28 and special elections on November 28 held in Bohol Province and Zamboanga City. The announcement came from the budget department yesterday as its…