The Alliance of Concerned Teachers-Davao City Chapter is asking the City Government of Davao to pay at least P406 Million yearly as subsidy to 11,959 teaching and nonteaching personnel of the Department of Education.

The demand covers P2000 monthly financial subsidy and a P2500 quarterly rice subsidy.

There is no basis in law for the Local Government Unit to provide P406 Million to DepEd employees. Subsidies to teachers and non-teaching staff of DepEd are also not allowed for Special Education Fund use.

To allot P34,000 per year per DepEd employee is impossible for the City Government of Davao.

I suggest that ACT Davao rethink their position and come up with something reasonable, acceptable, and doable for us.

The City Government of Davao has always been helpful to employees of other government offices, including DepEd, and it is always willing to find a way to assist public educators and address this concern.

Thank you.

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