Budget for Education ‘Never Enough’ – Sec. Briones

Budget for Education ‘Never Enough’ – Sec

While the Department of Education (DepEd) will continue to receive the highest share in the national budget as mandated by the Constitution, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said that “the resources are never enough.” During an appreciation program organized by DepEd to express gratitude to its partners and stakeholders for their continued support in basic education programs and projects, Briones noted that DepEd’s resources are still insufficient given that there are 26.6 million learners that increase every year; nearly 700,000 teachers; and thousands of administrative employees under the country’s largest bureaucracy.…

DepEd Received 1.1 Million Books from USAID

DepEd Received 1.1 Million Books from USAID

USAID hands over 1.1-M books to DepEd for classroom libraries of early-grade students. To support the Philippines’ goal of improving the reading skills of one million early-grade students, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over 1.1-million supplementary books to the Department of Education (DepEd) for Kindergarten to Grade 3 (K-3) classroom libraries in Regions 1 (Ilocos) and 7 (Central Visayas). The ceremonial turnover was held at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Central Office recently as part of the “Basa Pilipinas” (Read Philippines) — USAID’s flagship basic education…

Legarda: Education a Top Priority of 2018 National Budget

chalk allowance 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today said that the education sector remains a top priority of the government in the 2018 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), which had been ratified by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed by the President on December 19, 2017. Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and staunch advocate of education and children’s rights, said that the proposed 2018 budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) increased to Php553.313 Billion from the current year’s Php543.186 Billion, while the budget for State Universities and…

Teachers from Cebu City Received Php10,000 Cash Aid

cash aid for teachers in cebu city

About 5,400 public school teachers and school personnel flocked to the Cebu City Sports Center to receive their annual P10,000 cash assistance from City Hall yesterday. Shyne Alexis Antonio, Local School Board (LSB) executive assistant, said the recipients consisted of teachers, librarians and guidance counselors working in the city’s 136 public schools. “They are eligible to receive the P10,000 from City Hall’s teacher’s cash assistance program,” Antonio said. Antonio said those who were ineligible to receive the cash aid were those who were hired last June 1 to the present.…

3rd Periodical Tests | K-12 Periodical Tests All Subjects

k-12 periodical tests

UPDATE: Now downloadable via Google Drive. In this article, you will find our compiled K-12 Periodical Tests All Subjects. We aim to complete all the K-12 Periodical Tests All Subjects to make them available to our fellow teachers and help them complete their resources to make their efforts more directed into the actual teaching process. You will find the K-12 Periodical Tests All Subjects download links at the bottom of this article. If you have time, please read the article below for some background about the K-12 curriculum.   (Enclosure to DepEd…

DLL Update | Week 8 – 3rd Quarter – Daily Lesson Log (Dec.18 – Dec. 22)

Week 8 - 3rd Quarter - Daily Lesson Log

Dear fellow Teachers. In the past quarters, we shared Daily Lesson Logs and other files that our Contributors have shared and are formatted by our Editors. We are  now at the third quarter of the school year and we are really thankful to all our Contributors, Editors and Tech Volunteers. They are the foundation of DepEd Teachers Club. We are always grateful of them so we ask for your continued support. Please keep on Sharing and Liking our contributions until all of our fellow teachers all around the country could…

Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments Starting January 2018

Increased PhilHealth Premium Payments

Starting January of next year, the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) will increase the premium contributions for its members. From the current 2.5 percent, PhilHealth members will have to pay 2.75 percent or an increase of 0.5 percent computed from the member’s monthly basic pay, said Israel Francis Pargas, PhilHealth’s OIC vice president for corporate affairs group. At present, there are 93 million PhilHealth members across the country—15.2 million of them were enrolled by their respective local government units because they were part of the marginalized sector. Pargas said the…

DepEd Sec. Briones Favors Salary Increase for Teachers

briones on salary increase for teachers

MANILA — Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said she is in favor of salary increase for teachers, as this would provide additional budget for their daily needs and help them better manage their finances. “I’ve always been in favor of salary increase (for teachers),” Briones told the Philippine News Agency. However, Briones clarified that should there be an increase in teacher’s salary, this should have a basis/matrix, emphasizing that the net pay that teachers should receive must be enough for their needs. “I want their salaries to increase,”…

House Agrees on Tax Exemptions of 13th Month Pay, Bonuses

tax reform bill

Members of the Senate and House of Representatives bicameral conference committees have agreed Wednesday to increase the tax exemption ceiling on the 13th month pay and other bonuses to P90,000 in President Rodrigo Duterte’s tax reform package known as Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill. This was revealed yesterday by Sen. Juan Edgardo ‘’Sonny’ Angara, head of the Senate panel and chairman of the Senate ways and means committee, as both panels were rushing a compromise TRAIN bill for ratification by both legislative chambers before they go on a month-long…

“Ignorant about teachers’ plight” | Opinion-Inquirer.net

Ignorant about teachers’ plight

Education Secretary Leonor Briones’ heart is not with our public school teachers based on her unsympathetic statements regarding the clamor for a pay hike as promised by President Duterte during the campaign. Instead of being spurred after soldiers and the police already got their promised increase, Briones instead makes all these ridiculous excuses for the delay. Last October, she was quoted in the media as saying that if teachers were poorly paid, how come they were not leaving the Department of Education. During the same interview, she claimed that compared…