Monsi says teachers need more benefits, protection PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 February 2013 14:14

Servant-leader Monsi dela Cruz yesterday emphasized the need for more legislative measures that would benefit the teachers who play very important role in nation building.

Monsi said legislative measures to improve the welfare of teachers and to protect them from criminal or lawless elements should be introduced and enacted to ensure that the mentors are well provided with economic benefits and secured in their workplace.

“This is exactly what I’m going to do if and when I will be successful in my political bid,” said Monsi who is aspiring for the congressional seat in the first district of Zamboanga.

He said that such legislative measures will encourage and motivate teachers to perform well in their jobs and make them feel protected, especially those assigned in islands and remote areas where lawless elements prey on them.

“There have been several teachers who have undergone kidnapping ordeals and threats and something has to be done to keep them off these threats,” said Monsi.

The servant-leader underscored the vital role of teachers in the society as they are the main foundation in educating children who are soon to become productive citizens of the country.

“Without the teachers, there will be no lawyers, doctors, engineers and other professionals. All of them acquire their basic knowledge from their teachers when they were children and pupils,” Monsi said.

He stressed that to build a strong nation, there should be good teachers to shape the children’s educational foundation.

Moreover, Monsi said that teachers undergo hardship and sacrifices in the performance of their job.

Many of them assigned in remote areas are sacrificing family life as they leave their families behind to teach in far-flung areas,” he said.

Moreover, Monsi said the teachers’ role as poll clerks during elections is another burden and sacrifice they make to serve the country. — HG