No budget for teachers' salary hike in 2018 – Diokno

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:54 PM

'We cannot unilaterally change the budget because the Congress has the power of the purse...We cannot spend what Congress has not approved,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

TOO COSTLY. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said doubling the salaries of public school teachers is too costly for the government. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

ACT Teachers group calls Diokno 'teacher's enemy #1'

Jan 11, 2018 - 3:02 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Castro says Budget Secretary Diokno 'consistently opposed proposals for the increase of benefits and salaries of teachers'

BUDGET ISSUES. ACT Teachers partylist hits the budget secretary for statements over a proposed salary hike. Photo courtesy of ACT Teachers

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Jan 09, 2018 - 7:29 PM

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Duterte signs resolution on pay hike for soldiers, cops

Jan 09, 2018 - 4:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Joint Resolution No 1, increasing the base pay of military and police

VOW TO SOLDIERS. President Rodrigo Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu award on the snipers from the Light Reaction Regiment who spearheaded the pursuit operations that led to the neutralization of the terrorist group leaders in Marawi City during his visit at Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija. Malacañang photo

Duterte wants 2nd tax reform package to fund teachers' salary hike

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Malacañang bares President Rodrigo Duterte's plan amid criticism that the first tax reform package is anti-poor

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet before presiding over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Teachers’ take-home pay to increase due to tax reform – DepEd

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The education department doesn't take into account how the teachers have to spend more on products made pricier by the same tax reform law

HIGHER SALARY, PRICIER GOODS. A teacher conducts a lesson to elementary students in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Bill seeks higher pay for mid-level gov't employees

Jan 02, 2018 - 8:32 PM

The bill will authorize department heads to readjust salaries of salary grades 21-29 outside of the indicated brackets in the Salary Standardization Law

READJUSTMENT. House Bill 6712 seeks to authorize department heads to readjust the salaries of mid-level government employees.

House OKs on 3rd reading pay hike for cops, soldiers

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:04 PM

The lowest-ranked uniformed personnel will see a nearly 100% increase in their basic salaries should the measure turn into law

SALARY HIKE SOON? Police, soldiers, and other uniformed services might just see a salary hike by January 2018. Malacanang file photo

LOOK: House OKs pay hike for soldiers, cops on 2nd reading

Dec 07, 2017 - 10:31 AM

The measure covers other uniformed personnel as well, such as the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection, Philippine Coast Guard, and the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority

PAY HIKE SOON? The House approves on 2nd reading a resolution that would increase the base pay of uniformed personnel in the military, police, and other agencies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Briones eyes mandatory financial literacy workshops for teachers

Nov 18, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says teachers must be smart about their finances since they will soon teach students about financial literacy as mandated by law

DEPED CHIEF. Education Secretary Leonor Briones smiles during a Rappler Talk interview on November 16. Screenshot by Rappler

Criticisms vs DepEd over teachers' loans are 'misplaced' – Briones

Nov 17, 2017 - 6:05 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says they had to step in and make sure teachers' loans from GSIS are being paid, because 26,000 teachers did not receive retirement benefits in 2016 due to unpaid debts

DEBT DILEMMA. Education Secretary Leonor Briones explains the urgent need for teachers to pay off their debts from the GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund. Screenshot by Rappler

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Oct 30, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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DepEd to restore teachers' loan deductions on October 30

Oct 30, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The DepEd says GSIS and Pag-IBIG Fund loan payments deducted from teachers' salaries this month would be returned to their bank accounts

RESTORED INCOME. A teacher holds a lesson in a public school in Marikina City on September 27. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd assures teachers of P4,000 pay even with loan deductions

Oct 26, 2017 - 7:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are examining emergency measures 'to assuage the situation' of teachers affected by the recent loan deductions

INCOME WOES. A teacher holds a lesson in an elementary school in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers' group cries foul over loan deductions from take-home pay

Oct 24, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says public school teachers' loans are now at P300 billion: 'Are you going to suffer the pain now and look for solutions or continue the same practice until your loans will accumulate?'

INCOME ISSUES. A public school teacher conducts a lesson in Marikina City on September 27. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Palace endorses DBM resolution on pay hike for police, soldiers

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:41 PM

A Police Officer 1 can enjoy a 100% increase – from the current P14,834 base pay to P29,668 – should the resolution be signed by both houses of Congress

SALUTE. In this file photo, President Duterte visits the wake of slain Captain Clinton Capio at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio on January 16, 2017. File photo courtesy of Malacañang

Is this THE solution? A Driver's Academy for public transport drivers

Sep 01, 2017 - 6:20 PM

In his Facebook post MMDA General Manager Tim Orbos says his experience with an errant bus driver makes him realize an academy really makes sense

TV’s top earners: Ellen DeGeneres, ’Big Bang Theory’, ‘Game of Thrones’ stars

Aug 23, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Comedy appears to be more lucrative than drama with sitcom stars earning more than TV drama actors

BIG BANG THEORY. The stars of the CBS sitcom earn a whopping $900,000 per episode. Photo from

Malawi sacks 68 civil servants over salary fraud

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:37 PM

Employees at the agricultural ministry have been accused of running a scheme of inflated salaries or payments for non existent workers between 2012 and 2014

Which GOCCs are affected by Duterte’s EO on salaries?

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:56 PM

UPDATED According to the GCG the executive order affects officials and personnel of 97 GOCCs

Amid transfer drama Neymar 'doesn't know what to do' - Pique

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Neymar and I we are very close and I want him to stay Gerard Pique shares

STAYING HOME? Neymar has not yet made a decision whether to stay at Barcelona or grab Paris Saint-Germain's record-breaking offer. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/AFP

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?

May 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED The newly appointed assistant secretary for social media will get a monthly gross salary of at least P106 454 plus allowances and bonuses

File photo by Malacañang

Criminality top concern of middle, upper classes – survey

Apr 10, 2017 - 3:37 PM

The Duterte government is seen as falling short in job creation workers wages reducing poverty and controlling inflation Pulse Asia notes

More immigration workers to resign if salary woes not solved – union

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says immigration workers who skip work because of the issue can be replaced anytime because they hold contractual positions

Jobstreet salary, bonuses report 2017: Which industries pay highest?

Feb 22, 2017 - 5:18 PM

Which industries in the Philippines pay the highest and which give the most bonuses?

Increase salaries of tax collectors to fight corruption – BIR exec

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:08 AM

We need more decent people at the revenue service The only way to eradicate corruption is to standardize salaries a deputy commissioner says

HIGHER WAGES. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Deputy Commissiner Jesus Clint Aranas seeks the bureau to be exempted from the Salary Standardization Law. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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Jan 04, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Diokno proposes police, military pay hike to fulfill Duterte's promise

Jan 03, 2017 - 10:58 PM

This is on top of efforts of the Aquino administration to increase pay of uniformed personnel

SALARY HIKE PROPOSAL. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno answers questions from the media on January 3, 2017. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Which countries pay OFWs the highest?

Nov 23, 2016 - 6:08 PM

Here are the top paying countries and most in demand jobs abroad according to the workabroad ph s 2016 Overseas Report

OFWs in South Korea to benefit from 2017 pay hike

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:18 PM

The minimum wage come 2017 will increase to KRW 6 470 or P268 73 per hour from KRW 6 030 or P250 46 per hour a 7 3 climb

Hike in allowance, salaries to double AFP, PNP take-home pay

Sep 27, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Military personnel will also receive rice allowance of 20 kilograms of rice per month says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

DUTERTE'S PROMISES. President Rodrigo Duterte greets members of the 9th Infantry Division Spear Troopers upon his arrival at Camp Elias Angeles in Camarines Sur on September 21, 2016. Photo by ACE MORANDANTE/ PPD

Briones: We need to recognize more teachers

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The Philippines celebrates National Teachers Month from September 5 to October 5

RECOGNIZE TEACHERS. Grade two pupils at the President Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City, during the start of classes 2016-17. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Aug 30, 2016 - 7:54 PM

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P15,000 salary hike for teachers sought in new House bill

Jul 31, 2016 - 9:56 AM

The measure also calls for the creation of a pension fund for teachers serving for at least 15 years in government schools

BETTER QUALITY. A bill in the House of Representatives seeks to increase the pay of public school teachers by P15,000 to attract competent people to work for government schools.

Duterte: After military, teachers next in line for salary hike

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The President says he wants to raise the salaries of teachers but does not explain where he will get the funds

File photo by AFP

What bills have been refiled in the 17th Congress?

Jul 26, 2016 - 3:32 PM

Lawmakers in the 17th Congress refile bills that languished in the past including measures pushing for freedom of information ending political dynasties and increasing the pension for SSS members

LEGISLATIVE AGENDA. Senate President Koko Pimentel and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez listens to President Rodrigo Duterte as he delivers his first State of the Nation Address on July 25. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Starbucks to boost US employee pay

Jul 12, 2016 - 1:30 PM

The coffee giant will increase base pay for baristas and store managers by 5 or more

epa01402247 The sign above the door of a Starbucks Coffee shop in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.,USA on 02 July 2008. Starbucks Corp. announced plans to close 600 stores, a move which could eliminate as many as 12,000 full- and part-time jobs. EPA/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH

Faeldon to BOC employees: I will review your compensation

Jul 09, 2016 - 4:33 PM

Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon tells Customs employees There are many rumors outside the Bureau of Customs We will give you the benefit of the doubt I believe that you are all honest

EMPLOYEES' PAY. Customs chief Nicanor Faeldon gives a promise to his employees.

Former health chief Garin highest-paid Cabinet official in 2015

Jul 06, 2016 - 8:03 PM

UPDATED Former Health Secretary Janette Garin earns P2 521 million in 2015 according to a Commission on Audit report

HIGHEST PAID. Former Health Secretary Janette Garin is the highest paid member of the Aquino Cabinet in 2015. File photo from Rappler

NBA sets 2016-17 salary cap at $94 million; Horford to join Celtics

Jul 03, 2016 - 2:44 PM

The new figures go into effect on Thursday

Aquino rejects bill increasing entry-level nurses’ pay

Jun 16, 2016 - 1:41 PM

The additional costs that this salary increase would entail may cause unintended repercussions such as possible downsizing of hospital personnel and consequent increase in health care costs President Benigno Aquino III says in his budget message

GOING ABROAD? Many unemployed nurses seek better opportunities abroad. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

5 tips: How to ask for a salary raise

May 29, 2016 - 10:04 PM

Asking for an increase is no doubt a sensitive and awkward conversation with your boss or the HR department especially when you plan to stay for a long time How should you speak up?

Comelec employees' union to Duterte: End contractualization

May 16, 2016 - 1:12 PM

The Comelec Employees Union shares how foot soldiers of the poll body are paid with ridiculously low wages that are scandalously disproportionate to their very crucial role

COMELEC-EU. In this file photo, Comelec employees assist in the mock elections held months before the elections. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Minimum wages go up in Central Luzon, Cagayan Valley

May 01, 2016 - 2:29 PM

All minimum wages in the country will thus be higher than the poverty threshold says Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

FIFA reveals Blatter's salary for the first time, $122 million loss

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:37 PM

FIFA revealed the salary of its disgraced ex leader Sepp Blatter for the first time and also revealed a 122 million loss as corruption scandals hit world football

Sepp Blatter's salary has been revealed for the first time. File photo by Steffen Schmidt/EPA

Jobstreet releases salary report 2016: Which jobs pay fresh grads the highest?

Mar 15, 2016 - 7:41 PM

UPDATED Find out how much fresh graduates earn on average according to Jobstreet

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Feb 19, 2016 - 7:26 PM

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Aquino signs EO granting pay hike for gov't workers

Feb 19, 2016 - 9:23 AM

UPDATED The executive order also provides additional benefits for both civilian and military uniformed personnel

GOVT PAY HIKE. President Benigno Aquino III signs the executive order raising government workers' pay. File Photo from the Malacañang Photo Bureau

New SSL IV provision will protect Magna Carta benefits – bicam

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:10 PM

But the bicameral conference committee has yet to decide if retired soldiers will be among the bill s beneficiaries

RIGHTS PROTECTION. The bicameral conference committee on the Salary Standardization Law IV plans to include a provision protecting the Magna Carta benefits of government employees.

Recto to bicam: Don't scrap Magna Carta benefits under SSL IV

Jan 22, 2016 - 9:14 AM

3rd UPDATE Senator Ralph Recto urges the bicameral conference committee to include a provision in the proposed Salary Standardization Law IV that will protect existing Magna Carta benefits of government employees

PROTECT GOV'T WORKERS' BENEFITS. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto suggests a few changes in the Salary Standardization Law IV when it reaches the bicameral conference committee. Photo from the office of Senator Ralph Recto