DepEd, COMELEC Commit to Assure Timely Tax Refund for Poll Teacher-Volunteers

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The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on Friday committed to ensure that volunteer-teachers, with annual basic salary of P250,000 and below, will promptly receive tax refund after the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ruled to impose 5% withholding tax on their honorarium and allowance for rendering services during the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on May 14. “I believe that you are aware that the BIR has already issued a ruling. . . The TRAIN Law specifies that those with annual income below P250,000 will be tax…

Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the issue of increasing the salaries of Teachers

Statement of DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on the issue of increasing the salaries of Teachers

Members of the media, ladies and gentlemen, good morning. As you know, I called this press conference to shed more light on the issue of increasing the salaries of public school teachers. Let me state categorically that I am not opposed to increasing the salaries of our teachers. However, I cautioned against the doubling of their salaries. This, after all, was not the President’s directive. He said to look into increasing the salaries of teachers, not doubling them. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has already clarified this issue. I understand the crucial…

Teachers to Benefit from TRAIN, Receive More Allowances in 2018 | DepEd Press Release

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Consistent with the Department of Education’s (DepEd) support of the Duterte administration’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) as a means to significantly develop the country’s human capital and with Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s commitment to continuously provide adequate compensation for the invaluable contribution of teachers to nation-building, educators are set to receive additional net take home pay and allowances beginning January 2018. A Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11) without dependents and has a starting basic salary of P19,620 used to take home P17,220.86 (with Personnel Economic Relief Allowance…