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…

Good News! Pinay Student Wins P20M in Global Science Competition

Pinay Student Wins P20M in Global Science Competition

TACLOBAN CITY — A student from Leyte bested 11,000 young learners from 178 countries to bag the third annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge (BJC) Prize, earning over P20-million worth of prizes. Hillary Diane Andales, 18, from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte personally received the award on December 3 at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ames Research Center in California. The native of Abuyog, Leyte made the video Relativity and Equivalence of Reference Frames, understandable to the layman. As the winner, Andales received a…

New DLL | Week 7 – 3rd Quarter – Daily Lesson Log (Dec.11 – Dec. 15)

Week 7 - 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…

Don’t Impose Mandatory Fees for Christmas Parties – Sec. Briones

Mandatory Fees for Christmas Parties

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones advised students, teachers and other members of the school community not to impose mandatory fees or contributions in throwing Christmas parties this holiday season. “Contributions have to be voluntary,” the Education secretary said on a “24 Oras” report by Tina Panganiban-Perez on Wednesday. Briones also encouraged those in the education sector to be mindful about sources of funds. “These are decisions on a school to school basis. For example, in the school where I finished my undergraduate class, we do not solicit from…

Teach Computer Programming in Grade Schools – Sen. Pimentel

programming for Grade schools

Pimentel Urges DepEd to Teach Computer Programming to Graders Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to include teaching code, known as computer programming, in the K-12 program in grade school. “Coding is now an essential skill due to the prevalence of computers in our daily lives. It should be treated like reading, writing, and arithmetic, not just as a career option,” Pimentel said in a statement Wednesday. In the present K-12 program, ccomputer programming is offered only as a course in senior high school,…

DBM Released Guidelines on the Grant of Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI)

PEI of PhP 5,000

Earlier today, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issued Budget Circular No. 2017-4 outlining the guidelines on the grant of Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to government personnel. The PEI of PhP 5,000 shall be given to government employees not earlier than December 15, 2017, provided that they are still in the service as of November 30, 2017 and that they have rendered at least a total of four (4) months of at least satisfactory service as of November 30, 2017. The said Circular covers: (1) All positions of civilian…

DepEd to Monitor Closely Students Administered With Dengvaxia

dengue immunization program

Source: INQUIRER.net By: Jhoanna Ballaran  December 02, 2017 The Department of Education (DepEd) vowed on Saturday to work closely with the Department of Health (DOH) in monitoring the thousands of students who have been administered with the anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. “As the health and safety of our learners are of principal importance, the [DepEd], in close coordination with the [DOH], will monitor the condition of learners who have been administered with the dengue vaccine Dengvaxia,” the DepEd said in a statement. “As a stakeholder, DepEd will likewise be actively participating in the…