Php 3,000 Anniversary Bonus for Teachers and DepEd Staff
As celebration of the Department of Education’s 155th anniversary, public school teachers and personnel will receive an anniversary bonus amounting to Php 3,000 in December.
During the World’s Teachers Day Celebration in Ormoc, Leonor Magtolis Briones, DepEd Secretary first pronounced that the said bonus shall be received by all of its personnel accross all governance levels. It was also confirmed during a meeting between the members of the agency’s executive committee and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines.
The agency is making sure that before December, the bonus is already downloaded and available before the founding anniversary as what Education Undersecretary for Finance-Budget and Performance Monitoring said. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines recommended December 20, 1863 as the founding date of the Department of Education in consideration to the foundation date of its predecessor Comision Superior de Instruccion Primaria.
Undersecretary for Finance – Budget and Performance Monitoring Annalyn Sevilla said “We’re already working on it, and preparing for it. Before December, we’ll make sure that it is already downloaded and available on or before DepEd’s anniversary,”
They also assured that the implementing guidelines in pursuant to DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2018 or also know as” Implementing Guidelines on the Release and Use of Funds for Fiscal Year 2018″ is already drafting.
The provision of Special Hardship Allowance, teaching overload honoraria, raising chalk allowance and asking the Department of Budget and Management and the Civil Service Commission to create non-teaching positions to handle non-teaching tasks of teacher were also discuss and clarify during the meeting with ACT.
The Professional Regulation Commission and the agency is also in talks regarding the guidelines for the accreditation of teachers’ in-service trainings (INSET) as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units.
DepEd ensured that in regard to the issue with teachers’ loan, it will appeal to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) to reconsider the set deadline for member-borrowers with past due loans to update their accounts, with automatic waiver of penalties and surcharges. Also, DepEd reiterated that the CSC mandated Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) has been simplified to give way to a more objective assessment of performance.