Lazatin allots P5M-budget for teachers allowance, training fund

ANGELES CITY — Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. has allocated P5 million for public school teachers in the 2025 budget of the city government, intended for their additional allowance and training fund. 

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo “Pogi”Lazatin Jr.

This was revealed by Mayor Lazatin on July 4, 2024 during his meeting with the Angeles City Public School Teachers Association (ACPUSTA) at the Mayor’s Office Conference Room.

“Binibigyan po natin ng prayoridad at kahalagahan ang ginagampanang tungkulin ng ating mga teachers lalo na sa paghubog at pangangalaga sa edukasyon ng ating mga Kabataan,” Lazatin said.

Jerome Esguerra, President of ACPUSTA, said the move of Mayor Lazatin and the City Council, led by Vice Mayor Vicenta Vega-Cabigting, is a great help for the association, especially for their future training.

The ACPUSTA, he said, is very happy to receive the news personally from Mayor Lazatin.

“Masayang-masaya po ang mga guro at ang association, na talagang binibigyan po kami ng prayoridad ni Mayor Lazatin,” Esguerra said.

“Sa ngalan po ng association, maraming-maraming salamat po kay Mayor Pogi, kay Ma’am IC Calaguas, Ms. Reina Manuel, at sa City Council po sa binigay niyo pong ito,” Esguerra added.

Esguerra said, that not only the students are being prioritized, but also the welfare of the teachers.

To recall, one of Mayor Lazatin’s priority programs is quality education.

It is during the stint of Mayor Lazatin that public school students have begun receiving school gear and school supplies including uniforms, bags, shoes, and socks.