DBM: Education Still Top Priority in Proposed 2019 Budget

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Yesterday, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd) had their respective budget hearings at the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively. During both hearings, legislators raised concerns regarding several budget cuts in the education agencies’ budgets. No more stipends? During the CHED budget hearing, the P3-billion budget cut for the Tulong Dunong program was once again brought up following concerns that around 350,000 college students receiving stipend would be cut off from aid. “That’s not automatic. We expect that a lot of them will be…

DepEd: Increase the Salary of Guidance Counselors

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Department of Education (DepEd) officials on Friday called for an increase in guidance counselors’ pay to help address the lack of such professionals in public schools. DepEd has asked the Department of Budget and Management for additional funds to increase the salary of guidance counselors, but the request has not yet been approved. “We have pointed this out from the time that I came in and we have been negotiating and bringing this to the attention of the Department of Budget and Management,” said DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said. When…

Deped National Uniforms for Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel for SY 2018-2019 | DepEd Memo No. 063 s. 2018

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DepEd Memorandum No. 063 s. 2018 Deped National Uniforms for Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel for School Year 2018-2019       The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has issued Budget Circular No. 2018-1 entitled Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform/Clothing Allowance (U/CA) to Civilian Personnel on March 8, 2018. In view of this, the Department of Education (DepEd) announces that the National Uniforms for Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel for School Year (SY) 2018-2019 shall remain the same as the of SY 2016-2017. The prescribed official uniform designs…

DepEd Hiring 75,242 Public School Teachers for SY 2018 – 2019

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The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the creation of 75,242 teaching positions for kindergarten/ elementary, junior high school (JHS), and senior high school (SHS) for SY 2018-2019. This is in line with the request made by the Department of Education (DepEd) in order to address the inadequate number of teaching personnel in public schools nationwide. The funding requirements to cover salaries and other forms of compensation for the new positions shall be charged against the FY 2018 Built-in Appropriations (New School Personnel Positions). Notably, only filled positions…

Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform / Clothing Allowance to Civilian Government Personnel

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Budget and Management Boncodin Hall, General Solano Street, San Miguel, Manila   BUDGET CIRCULAR No. 2018 – 1 March 8 2018 TO:  All Heads of Departments, Bureaus, Offices, and Agencies of the National Government, Including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned or – Controlled Corporations (GOCCs); Local Government Units (LGUs); and All Others Concerned   SUBJECT : Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform/Clothing Allowance (U/CA) to Civilian Government Personnel   1.0 Background Section 50 of the General Provisions of Republic Act…

MB News | Teachers Slam Delayed Bonus Release

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Public school teachers are demanding an explanation from the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) regarding the delayed release of their 2016 Performance-Based Bonus (PBB). The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said that despite the funding allocation as early as fiscal year 2016, the PBB expected by teachers as incentive for their performance for school year 2016-2017 is supposedly still being processed. “Teachers are still waiting for this incentive which is mandated by law,” said TDC national chairperson Benjo Basas. “And since this is funded…

Sec. Diokno: Doubling Public School Teachers’ Pay “Not a Priority”

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Despite the President’s promise to double the pay of public school teachers, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said Wednesday it would take a backseat to more pressing programs needed to be funded, including the ambitious “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure rollout. Diokno said in a press conference that for the 600,000 public school teachers, the government may have to shell out half a trillion pesos if plans to double their salaries push through. “That is not our priority at this time. Our priority is the ‘Build, Build, Build’ and social protection. I think we…

Duterte Wants Teachers’ Salaries Hiked | #SalaryIncrease

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Salary Increase for Teachers  President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to find means to increase the salaries of teachers, Malacañang said Tuesday. A salary hike for teachers was discussed by the President during Monday afternoon’s Cabinet meeting, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said Tuesday. Roque said Duterte “could be aiming” to double the entry salary for teachers, just as Congress approved a 100-percent increase in the base pay of military and other uniformed personnel in government. Roque said the proposal was “in connection with…

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

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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…

Starting Nov. 15, Gov’t Employees to Receive Cash Gift and Year-end Bonus

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Starting November 15, all qualified government employees will receive year-end bonus tax free that is equivalent to their one month basic salary.  The bonuses and cash gifts are subject to the guidelines issued by the Department of Budget and Management and Budget Circular No. 2016-4 Budget Circular No. 2016-4 (Click to read more) Executive Order (EO) No. 201, s. 2016, entitled “Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for Both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel,” provided for the adoption of a compensation…