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…

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…