Proposed House Bill 1015 – “Public School Teachers Special Loan Window Act”

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Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) filed House Bill 1015 or the proposed “Public School Teachers Special Loan Window Act” which aims to entitle every bona fide public school teacher with the right to avail and apply for loan or financial assistance, with low interest rate, under the Special Loan Window of government-owned banks The bill provides that such loan shall be different and separate from any existing emergency loans for public school teachers, which usually impose high interest rates. “To achieve this end, teachers should be allowed or better still, empowered to lead…

House Bill No. 9065 – “Teachers Protection Act” Approved by the House of Representatives

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The House of Representatives unanimously approved a measure institutionalizing support and protection mechanisms for public school teachers and personnel in matters of student discipline for classroom management. The bill aims to institutionalize measures to implement in all public schools clearly defined regulations on appropriate student behavior towards other students, teachers, and school staff, during classes, and within and outside school premises. The Teacher Protection or referred to as Guidelines shall detail: 1) the rights and responsibilities of teachers with respect to student discipline and classroom management, to the end of fostering…

Rep.Hipolito-Castelo Proposed to Raise Teachers Basic Salary to P30,000

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Rep. Precious Hipolito-Castelo (2nd District, Quezon City) made the proposal through House Bill 1020. Hipolito-Castelo underscored that the country’s public school teachers are underpaid and undervalued, despite the Constitution stipulating that there must be the “highest budgetary priority to education and the guarantee that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration and other means of job satisfaction and fulfillment.” In her explanatory note, the lawmaker stated that the current salary grade of these teachers is way below their worth and their contribution…

Sen. Recto Filed a Bill to Increase ‘Chalk Allowance’ to P10,000 a Year

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At present, teachers’ ‘Chalk Allowance’  or “Teaching Supplies Allowance” is P3,500 a year. According to Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, this present rate won’t buy teachers a shopping cart of classroom supplies that will last for a year. This translates into a measly P16 a day. This is not enough in this age of internet when USBs, in addition to the traditional paper and writing materials, are now part of the teacher’s tool box.” “Chalk allowance’ is to teachers as what bullets are to soldiers. And those waging the…

Teachers’ Election Benefits, Honoraria, Allowances | Election 2019

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Teachers’ election benefits, honoraria and allowances for serving as Electoral Board Member for the 2019 Mid-term Election on Monday, May 13. According to DepEd, half (50%) of the Honorarium and Travel Allowance of around 255,000 teachers will be paid in advance before the start of election in May 13. These will be paid in cash instead of cash cards which were used to withdraw payments from the previous elections.   Honoraria, Allowances and other Benefits of Electoral Board Members as per RA 10756 (Election Service Reform Act) Chairperson: Php 6,000…

Update: DepEd National Uniforms for Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel for School Year 2019-2020

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Update on the Department of Education National Uniforms for Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel for School Year 2019-2020   Republic of the Philippines Department of Education DepEd Memorandum No. 50 , s. 2019 2 6 APR 2019 DEPED NATIONAL UNIFORMS FOR TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020 To: Undersecretaries Assistant Secretaries Bureau and Service Directors Regional Directors Schools Division Superintendents Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads All Others Concerned The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has issued Budget Circular No. 2019- 7 dated March 26, 2019 entitled Release…

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…

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…

Pres. Duterte Signed Universal Health Care Law

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MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday signed the Universal Health Care Act into law which will automatically enroll all Filipinos under the government’s health insurance program. Duterte signed the landmark legislation in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace, saying the new law will surely make a positive impact in the lives of the people. “By automatically [enrolling] our citizens into the National Health Insurance Program and expanding PhilHealth coverage to include free medical consultations and laboratory tests, the Universal Healthcare Law that I signed today will…

Pres. Duterte Signed Expanded Maternity Leave Law

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MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that extends the maternity leave of female workers in the country from 60 to 105 days with full pay, Malacañang said on Thursday. Under the measure passed by Congress, all working mothers in the government and private sector are guaranteed with 105 days of paid maternity leave credits, with 7 days transferable to fathers. An additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers. The law also gives mothers the option to extend their leave for another 30 days…