Php 3,000 Medical Allowance for Public School Teachers Pushed

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.

These circumstances make public school teachers more vulnerable to different types of illnesses. Consequently, medical expenses will bite into their meager income. The bottom line, health of public school teachers is seriously compromised which will also compromise the health of their students.”

 

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City, Metro Manila

Eighteenth Congress
First Regular Session

HOUSE BILL NO. 872
Introduced by Hon. Ma. Victoria V. Umali
Representative, A TEACHER Party-list

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

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.

These circumstances make public school teachers more vulnerable to different types of illnesses. Consequently, medical expenses will bite into their meager income. The bottom line, health of public school teachers is seriously compromised which will also compromise the health of their students.

Neglecting their need for medical allowance will also result in the neglect for the health of both teachers and their students.

In view of the foregoing, passage of this bill is hereby being earnestly sought.

 

HON. MA. VICTORIA V. UMALI

 


 

Republic of the Philippines
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City, Metro Manila

Eighteenth Congress
First Regular Session

HOUSE BILL NO. 872
Introduced by Hon. Ma. Victoria V. Umali
Representative, A TEACHER Party-list

 

AN ACT
PROVIDING MEDICAL ALLOWANCE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. A medical allowance amounting three thousand pesos  (3,000.00) per month is hereby provided for public school teachers of basic and higher education nationwide including those who are teaching in the alternative learning system of the Department of Education.

The amount provided as medical allowance for public school teachers under this section shall be subject to regular adjustment every five (5) years. The extent of the adjustment shall be determined by the agency concerned with the implementation of this Act in coordination with the Department of Budget and Management.

SECTION 2. The budget necessary for the implementation of this Act shall be included in the annual budget of the Department of Education, State Universities and Colleges.

SECTION 3. Implementing Rules and Regulations. The Department of Education, State Universities and Colleges shall issue their corresponding rules and

SECTION 4. Repealing Clause. All laws or parts of any law, orders, rules, and regulations or parts thereof inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed or amended accordingly.

 

SECTION 5. Effectivity Clause. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.

Approved,

 

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