The Provincial Board is pushing to provide public school teachers with additional livelihood that will help them meet their family’s daily needs.
Through a resolution authored by Board Member Eduardo Modesto V. Rodriguez, the Provincial Board is requesting Palawan Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez to at least include public school teachers in Palawan on the list of beneficiaries of provincial government’s livelihood program.
Rodriguez relayed that several teachers asked him to bring such sentiment to the governor that they may be provided with livelihood that could augment their finances.
These may be in form of lending them money without interest, and granting them capital or seedlings to start seaweeds, coconut, cacao and corn farming, he suggested.
The Provincial Board believes that while these teachers are getting their monthly pay, it is still deemed not enough to meet both ends, especially those who are teaching in remote and depressed areas.
The matter has been referred to the Committee on Appropriation for further review.