Sen. Recto: Teachers Can Have Higher Allowances, Take-home Pay by Jan. 1

Teachers Can Have Higher Allowances, Take-home Pay by Jan. 1

Threatened by a P30 billion cut, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto today called for the rechanneling of DepEd’s 2018 budget to “low hanging fruits” which can be used to increase a number of teacher’s allowances. If these “benefit amelioration” items will be added to the income retained when bigger personal income tax exemptions will take effect, the result is a higher take-home pay for public elementary and high school teachers, Recto said. “We can double the chalk allowance, increase the uniform allowance, implement so-called step increments so that teachers…