Teachers to Benefit from TRAIN, Receive More Allowances in 2018 | DepEd Press Release

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Consistent with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) support of the Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) as a means to significantly develop the country’s human capital and with Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s commitment to continuously provide adequate compensation for the invaluable contribution of teachers to nation-building, educators are set to receive additional net take home pay and allowances beginning January 2018. A Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11) without dependents and has a starting basic salary of P19,620 used to take home P17,220.86 (with Personnel Economic Relief Allowance…

2018 Budget has P60B for Salary Hike of Uniformed Personnel, P10B for Marawi

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A P60-billion budget for the salary hike of military and uniformed personnel (MUP) in government and a P10 billion fund for the reconstruction of war-stricken Marawi City were included in the Senate version of the proposed P3.767 trillion national budget for 2018, Sen. Loren Legarda said on Wednesday. All 16 senators present in the session hall of the Senate unanimously approved the 2018 budget. Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, described the budget bill as a “compassionate budget” addressing the needs of the people, those who serve the people, the most vulnerable sector, and the often neglected segments of the society.…

Sen. Legarda Vows More Funding Support for Teachers and Education Personnel

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Senator Loren Legarda today committed to ensure funding for public school teachers in their pursuit for further studies as well as for their chalk allowance for next year. Legarda made the statement in light of the observance today, October 5, of National Teachers Day, as stated under Republic Act No. 10743, and World Teachers Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “It is only proper that we acknowledge the invaluable service of our teachers to the society. They act as second parents who instill not just…