DepEd Lifts Moratorium on Educational Field Trips | DepEd Order No. 66 series of 2017

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The Department of Education (DepEd) has lifted the moratorium on educational field trips with the issuance of new implementing guidelines on the conduct of off-campus activities for all public and private elementary and secondary schools. Education Secretary Leonor Briones, in DepEd order no. 66 series of 2017 issued December 27, announced that the DepEd Memorandum No. 47 series of 2017 or the “Moratorium on Educational Field trips and Other Similar Activities” has been lifted upon the effectivity of guidelines on the conduct of co-curricular and extracurricular off-campus activities for both…

DepEd Sec. Briones Favors Salary Increase for Teachers

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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,”…

Deped: 100% Of PLI Service Fee Goes To Provident Fund For Lending To Personnel

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PASIG CITY, November 25, 2017 – Contrary to claims that the Department of Education (DepEd) allowed private lending institutions (PLIs) to offer loans to its teaching and non-teaching personnel because it receives “commission,” that small fraction actually goes to the Provident Fund from which all DepEd personnel may benefit. The service fee, which amounts to a measly 0.05%, charged for every remittance of the loan payment of a personnel-borrower, through the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) comes full-circle to benefit all Department personnel. To date, DepEd’s Provident Fund amounts to P4…

Public School Teachers May Lose License To Teach Over Unpaid Loans

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 “Pay your debt or lose your license to teach.” This is the predicament that faces public school teachers, who are already suffering from big pay cuts due to loan deductions, should they fail to settle their debts from Private Lending Institutions (PLIs). Teachers from Central Luzon trooped to the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on Friday to appeal the agency “not to take the side” of PLIs – particularly St. Bernadette Lending, among others – when it comes to settling their loans that have accumulated due to high interest rates. Members…

Deped Order 55, s. 2017 | Deped Reiterates Observance Of P4k Net Take Home Pay Threshold

Revised Guidelines on the Implementation of P4,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for Department of Education Personnel

Deped Order 55, s. 2017 – Revised Guidelines on the Implementation of P4,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for Department of Education Personnel PASIG CITY, October 26, 2017 – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Thursday moved to ensure that teachers will receive no less than P4,000 as Net Take Home Pay (NTHP) as it prioritizes loan deductions due for the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF). Teachers’ NTHP threshold shall be safeguarded following the issuance of DepEd Order No. 55 (DO 55), series 2017, or…

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…