Public School Teachers to Receive P1,000 World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit

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Public school teachers to receive World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit As a show of gratitude for the hard work and commitment to develop and nurture the country’s future leaders and nation builders, the Department of Education (DepEd) shall grant the World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) to all public school teachers who are in service at the Department as of September 30, 2019. The WTDIB, in the amount of P1,000, shall be given to each entitled public school teacher not earlier than October 5 of this year. The incentive was…

Senate to Increase Teachers’ Salaries, Grant Additional Benefits

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The long-standing cry of Filipino teachers for a salary increase, together with other additional benefits will soon be granted after the Senate took the first step in studying how to augment the salary of teaching and non-teaching personnel of the Department of Education (DepED) all over the country. Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr.’s Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation discussed Tuesday morning concrete steps to take towards the realization and implementation of the salary increase for teachers. Representatives for the Department of Budget and Management (DBM),…

Sen. Gatchalian: “Budget for Teachers’ Salary Increase Already Available”

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Senator Win Gatchalian says he already found the P54 billion needed to fund his bill raising the salaries of teachers by two salary grades. “Hindi po ba may vineto si Pangulong Duterte na P95 billion na pork barrel funds sa 2019 budget? Bakit hindi natin kunin ‘yong P54 billion doon para pondohan ang salary increase ng teachers natin?” Gatchalian suggested during the first hearing of the Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Regulation on the proposed salary increases for government employees and teachers. The lawmaker was referring…

DepEd to Hire 10,000 Teachers, 5,000 Non-Teaching Staff in 2020

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Under its proposed 2020 budget, the Department of Education (DepEd) plans to hire 10,000 public school teachers and 5,000 non-teaching personnel. The move is part of DepEd’s commitment to further improve teacher-to-student ratio, enhance learning, and ease the workload of its personnel given increasing enrolment levels in public schools nationwide. “More than being part of our 10-point agenda, we want to stay true to our word that the Department is relentless in finding ways to enhance personnel welfare, while at the same time improving delivery of quality education,” Secretary Leonor…

Sen. Poe’s Version of “No-Homework Law” Based on Findings

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Senator Grace Poe filed her version of No-Homework Law thru Senate Bill No. 966 -An Act Establishing A No-Homework Policy for All Primary and Secondary Schools in the Country. It was read on First Reading and Referred to the Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture last August 28, 2019. Legislative status: Pending in the Committee (8/28/2019). According to her: Not only that more homework does not translate to better student performance, It also gives additional stress to students, teachers and parents. More homework gives additional workload to our already…

Solon Aims to Repeal “Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016”

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Representative. Lorna C. Silverio filed House Bill No. Hb03894 : An Act Repealing Republic Act No. 10912, Otherwise Known As The “Continuing Professional Development Act Of 2016” (CPD Law). It was already referred by the House Committee on Rules to the Committee on Higher and Technical Education on August 20, 2019. It was also Secondarily Referred to the Committee(S) on Civil Service and Professional Regulation. According to her,  most of our Professional Regulation Commission registered and licensed professionals are having a hard time to comply with the law as defined…

Php 3,000 Medical Allowance for Public School Teachers Pushed

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A TEACHER Party-list Representative Ma. Victoria V. Umali filed House Bill No. 872 : Providing Medical Allowance For Public School Teachers. It was already referred by the House Committee on Rules to the Committee on Basic Education and Culture on July 23, 2019. In her explanatory note, it says: Public school teachers often brave rain or shine just to be present in their respective classes. In rural areas, they also have to walk mountains and hills aside from facing harsh and extreme weather conditions in their daily trip to work.…

Providing a Housing Program for Teachers Pushed

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Representative Rufus B. Rodriguez filed House Bill No. 1871  : An Act To Provide For A Housing Program For Teachers. It was already referred by the House Committee on Rules to the Committee On Housing And Urban Development on July 24, 2019. In his explanatory note, it says: “This bill seeks to institute a housing program for teachers by providing funds through loans at affordable interest rates and long-term repayment period. It also seeks to involve the private sector in providing housing units exclusively for teachers through the grant of…

Release of 14th Month Pay for Public School Teachers Pushed

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Manila Teachers Party List Rep. Virgilio S. Lacson filed House Bill No. 3271  : An Act Institutionalizing the Release of the 14th Month Pay for All Public-School Teachers. It was already referred by the House Committee on Rules to the Committee on Appropriations last August 6, 2019. In his explanatory note, it says: “Some teachers trek mountains, travel distances just to go to their respective schools because of love and compassion for their noble profession. Also, they find themselves struggling to meet their basic needs and costs of utilities which…

Increase of Teaching Supplies Allowance to P10,000 Pushed

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Rep. Vilma Santos-Recto filed House Bill No. 3449  : An Act Institutionalizing The Grant Of A Teaching Supplies Allowance For Public School Teachers And Appropriating Funds Therefor. It was already referred by the House Committee on Rules to the Committee on Basic Education and Culture last August 7, 2019. In her explanatory note, it says: “This bill, therefore, institutionalizes the grant of a Teaching Supplies Allowance for the 840,0002 public school teachers and at the same time increases the cash allowance currently appropriated in the DepEd budget by 185% from…