Teachers: ‘Government circular insulting’

TEACHERS called a recent circular signed by the Budget and Management, Education, and Interior and Local Government departments “an insult to Filipino teachers.”

Teachers groups led by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers marched to Mendiola, and later to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) offices, to protest Joint Circular 1, series of 2017, which removes the allowance public school teachers receive from the Special Education Fund of their respective local government units.

The circular orders the funds are to be channelled to projects under the controversial K to 12 curricula. Read more