Teachers to DepEd, DBM: Salaries and Benefits are Not the Same

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Amid continued calls for higher pay hike, teachers’ groups urged the education and budget departments to stop the “misrepresentation” of their benefits – emphasizing that “wages and benefits” are two different things. The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines both called out the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), as well as the Department of Education (DepEd), for “misrepresenting” their benefits and salaries in a bid to justify the proposed 21 percent pay hike for state workers which include teachers. Both teachers’ groups have…

SEC Orders 12 More Online Lending Companies to Stop Operations

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has enjoined another batch of online lending operators from further engaging in lending activities for their failure to secure the necessary licenses. The Commission en banc on Oct. 10 issued a cease and desist order against A&V Lending Mobile, A&V Lending Investor, A.V. Lending Corporation, Cashaku, Cashaso, CashEnergy, Happy Loan, Peso Pagasa, Vito Lending Corp., Phily Kredit, Rainbow-Cash and Rainbowcash.Ph Lending Corp. “Considering that the online lending operators are not incorporated entities or have no Certificate of Authority to Operate as Lending Companies or…

DepEd’s Clarifications on ‘Confirmed’ Benefits, Allowances Due this Year

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For “reference and information” of all concerned employees, the Department of Education (DepEd) has issued a clarification on the “confirmed” benefits and allowances to be given before this year ends. Recently, DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Service and Education Programs Delivery Unit Annalyn Sevilla said she was “asked on the veracity of the list of benefits and allowances that are due to be paid to all DepEd employees on or before November 15, 2019.” As a response, Sevilla confirmed that the year-end bonus – which is equivalent to one month’s salary…

UPDATE: More Senators Push for Teachers Salary Increase

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Senators push for teachers’ pay hike Several senators on Friday joined the mounting call to increase the salaries of public school teachers in recognition of the critical role they play in the lives of the youth and in nation-building in time for the celebration of National Teachers’ Day, which is being observed on October 5 (Saturday). Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri vowed to prioritize the bills proposing pay hikes and additional grants to teachers filed in the Senate. “Our teachers deserve more than we have managed to give them…

UPDATE on Teaching Supplies Allowance Act of 2019

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Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers mandates that the salaries of public school teachers “shall be such as to insure teachers a reasonable standard of life for themselves and their families. ” Unfortunately, the salaries of public school teachers are currently bound by the Salary Standardization Law (SSL), hence, compensation increases would be subject to comparisons with the qualifications, skills and difficulties of other positions in the government. Thus,one of the urgent ways to respond to the clamor of our public school…

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…