Bill to Protect Public School Teachers, Staff vs Child Abuse Cases

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The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill that seeks to strengthen the protection of public school teachers and personnel against allegations of child abuse as well as institute support mechanisms for them. House Bill 58 or the “Teacher Protection Act of 2016,” principally authored by ACT-Teachers Reps. Antonio Tinio and France Castro, aims to amend Republic Act 7610 or the “Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act.” Tinio said public school personnel, most especially teachers, are at the forefront of the delivery…

BIR: 5% Tax on Teachers’ Allowances for the Barangay Elections

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The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has stood firm in its decision to impose the 5 percent withholding tax on the honoraria and transportation allowances that public school teachers will get for doing service in the coming barangay elections. A revenue legal official who declined to be named said the collection of the tax is mandatory under Sections 2.78 and 2.78.3 of Revenue Regulations No. 98. She said, however, the take will be returned if the teacher’s annual total compensation does not exceed his tax exemption of P250,000 as prescribed…