Secretary Briones urges teachers: “Learn something new every day”

learn something new every day

Anchored on the theme, Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso, the World Teachers’ Day (WTD) celebration in Legazpi City, Albay on October 5 highlighted the vital role, hard work, and commitment of teachers in developing globally-competent learners, strengthening communities, and building the nation. During the event, Department of Education – DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones reminded the 6,000 educators in attendance of the noble work and contribution of teachers to the world. Among the celebrated “teachers” of their times that the Secretary noted are Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi,…

Guidelines on the Grant of Performance Based Bonus for Teachers, DepEd Employees and Officials for Fiscal Year 2016

pbb guidelines

DepEd Order 53, s. 2017 : Guidelines on the Grant of Performance Based Bonus for the Department of Education Employees and Officials for Fiscal Year 2016 The Department of Education (DepEd) issues this DepEd Order with the enclosed Guidelines on the Grant of Performance Based Bonus for the Department of Education Employees and Officials for Fiscal Year 2016. This DepEd Order aims to establish a set of guidelines that provides for systematic, credible and evidence-based policy of linking organizational and individual performance to personnel incentives, and of recognizing and rewarding exemplary accomplishment…

Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones Message for World Teachers’ Day

Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones Message for World Teachers' Day

I am deeply honored and privileged to lead the celebration of World Teachers’ Day with the very opportune theme, “Gurong Pilipino: Kaakbay sa Progreso.” While progress is often associated with high levels of gross domestic product (GDP), technological advancements and towering infrastructures, the principal measure of a country’s progress and development is still, and will always be, its people. Teachers play a crucial role in raising, nurturing, and honing the citizenry to become holistically developed and equipped with values and competencies needed to contribute to a progressive society. I am…

DepEd Salutes Teachers’ Unwavering Efforts in Raising Lifelong Learners

Worlds Teachers day

PASIG CITY, September 13, 2017 – Recognizing the exemplary efforts of Filipino teachers in instilling lifelong values and competencies among learners, Department of Education – DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones enjoined all schools and DepEd offices in commemorating the National Teachers’ Month (NTM), which started on September 5 and will culminate in a grand celebration of the National Teachers’ Day (NTD) and World Teachers’ Day (WTD) on October 5. The Education Chief conveyed her sincerest gratitude toward those in the teaching profession for bringing to the ground the various reforms of…

23,000 DepEd employees did not receive retirement pay due to loans

retirement benefits

This news from GMA is really saddening. With decades  of service, what’s left with the supposedly benefits for us – Teachers? Is this the reality for all of us? Remember the story of a fellow teacher? She NEVER applied for any loan from GSIS, Pag-ibig or any lending company because she felt secured that she had financial stability. When she retired, she was Teacher III. Her husband was an OFW with good salary. When she retired, she was expecting to claim her full retirement benefits so she traveled from Mindanao…

Compiled 1st Periodical Test – With TOS

1st periodical test

In this article, you will find our compiled 1st PERIODICAL TEST | 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. What is assessed in the classroom?…

Inquirer.net (Opinion Section): DepEd ‘Pampering’ Public School Teachers

DepEd ‘pampering’ public school teachers

Reacting to criticism that little attention is being given to public school teachers unaccounted for since the Maute group laid siege to Marawi City on May 23 (News, “Public teachers not underpaid, says Briones,” 6/21/17), Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education did not face the issue head-on. Instead, she digressed and went on to brag about the benefits that public school teachers derive from the DepEd: “a monthly salary of P19,000-P43,000 (depending on their level), apart from the allowances, as well as performance, midyear and yearend bonuses; they…

Public school teachers not underpaid, says Briones

public school teachers not underpaid

The following article was released by Philippine Daily Inquirer  June 21, 2017 By: Jovic Yee – Reporter   Public school teachers are neither underappreciated nor underpaid. The perception is far from reality and is “rapidly disappearing,” according to Education Secretary Leonor Briones. Allowances, paid leaves Teachers have a monthly salary of P19,000 to P43,000, depending on their level. The amount is apart from the allowances, as well as performance, midyear and yearend bonuses. Unlike nurses, policemen and soldiers, teachers enjoy a two-month paid leave during the summer vacation. Continuing migration…

DepEd Order No. 25 S. 2017 | School Calendar for School Year 2017-2018

START OF SCHOOL 2017

The Department of Education has released the School Calendar For School Year 2017-2018 under Deped Order No. 25 S. 2017 – signed by DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones . This order states that: The School Year 2017-2018 shall formally open on Monday, June 5, 2017 Classes shall end on Friday, April 6, 2018. It shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. Learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class…

Regional Memo No. 155, s. 2016 | Clearance for Teachers

Clearance for Teachers

Last December 8, 2016, the Department of Education released a Regional Memo regarding the Clearance for Teachers every end of school year which states that “considering that the teachers are only on vacation during summer, there is no necessity for clearance. However, this does not exempt the teachers from their obligations. They must complete and submit all reports and other requirements prior to vacation.”   Regional Memo No. 155, s. 2016 | Clearance for Teachers   To:    Schools Division Superintendents Public School Heads It has been a long practice in schools that teachers are being required…