1 week Opposition solon lauds Senate’s 2nd reading OK of chalk allowance hike Inquirer
  MANILA, Philippines---An opposition lawmaker commended the Senate's second reading approval of a bill that will increase the allowance given to teachers for the purchase of school supplies starting next year. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro lauded the Senate for its approval in the second reading of the bill that will increase the teachers' supplies allowance to P5,000 from P3,500. "How infuriating it is that teachers have to spend out of their own purses for the expenses for teaching such as for modules--bond paper, ink, printer, and even the internet costs," said Castro Wednesday in a statement. "Increasing the teaching ... more