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Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act a recognition of teachers’ sacrifices — PBBM

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. called on legislators from both houses of Congress to continue working together with the executive branch to improve people’s lives and to craft laws based on foresight as he led Monday the ceremonial signing at the Palace of the Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act.

President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. on Monday said the signing of the Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act, which provides for higher yearly allowance for mentors, is a recognition to the sacrifices of teachers over the years.

According to the President, the newly-approved law will ease some of the teachers’ personal financial burden, which they carry for the sake of students and their love of their profession.

“For decades, they have willingly taken on the burden of having to spend their own money on classroom supplies to aid them in teaching,” President Marcos said.

“It must take an incredible amount of love to sacrifice what little you have for the sake of your students despite having financial worries of your own,” he added. “With the passage of this law, we are easing some of the burden that you carry each day,” he pointed out.

In his speech at the ceremonial signing of the Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act, the President commended the teachers for wholeheartedly embracing their duties and responsibilities. He also thanked the House of Representatives and the Senate for working to pass the law.

“We listened, we persevered, and we took action,” President Marcos said. “They embraced this wholeheartedly as their responsibility, as part of their duty as teachers, as part of their vocation,” he stressed.

“So, at this point, I would like to convey my gratitude to our colleagues in the House of Representatives and of the Senate for pursuing this long-overdue increase,” he added.

The President urged his fellow workers in both Houses of Congress to continue working together to make laws and build foundations for Bagong Pilipinas.

“So, with these, I implore our fellow workers in both Houses of Congress: Let’s continue working together to make a difference in our people’s lives. Let us continue to write and pass these laws based on foresight, not on reaction. Continue building the foundations of a Bagong Pilipinas – a nation where people’s needs are attended to so that they can focus on doing what is best for themselves, and for their families, and for their communities, and thereby for their country,” he stated. PND