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30,000 TEACHERS WITHOUT LAPTOPS – DELA ROSA

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa lamented that almost 30,000 public school teachers were not able to receive laptop units for the online classes and blended learning implemented at the height of the pandemic, because the Department of Education (DepEd) agreed to buy “pricey” laptop units recommended by the Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM). […]

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GIVE TEACHERS SCHOLARSHIPS – TOLENTINO

In recognition of their exemplary service in educating the youth and their vital role in harnessing the minds of the country’s future leaders, Senator Francis Tolentino filed a bill that seeks to provide scholarship grants to public school teachers and their children. Under Senate Bill No. 399, Tolentino seeks to provide public school teachers and […]

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LOWER RETIREMENT AGE OF TEACHERS TO 60 — ESCUDERO

In support of the government’s plan to reorganize and streamline the bureaucracy, Senator Chiz Escudero has refiled a bill that seeks to lower the compulsory retirement age of employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) from 65 years old to 60 years old. Enrolled as Senate Bill (SB) No. 58, Escudero said that the proposed […]

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SEARCH FOR PRINCESS MAHA CHAKRI AWARDEE STARTS

The Department of Education (DepEd) has started its search for an outstanding public school teacher to receive the prestigious Princess Maha Chakri Award (PMCA) for 2023. The PMCA aims to honor and recognize the 11 Southeast Asian (ASEAN + Timor Leste) public teachers whose outstanding achievements benefit education and human development. Qualified candidates for the […]

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DEPED HIKES PROVIDENT FUND LOAN CAP FOR TEACHERS

The Department of Education (DepEd) has increased the ceilings on the Provident Fund (PF) loans to further assist teachers and non-teaching personnel with their financial needs. “Even as we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of this public health situation, we are determined to implement financial policies that can help our […]

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GATCHALIAN TO DILG: HELP RUSH VAXXING OF TEACHERS

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and local government units (LGUs) to help the Department of Education (DepEd) in accelerating full COVID-19 vaccination coverage among teachers. Gatchalian made this call as the government eyes to start the pilot test of limited face-to-face classes in 120 schools on […]

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TEACHERS TO GET P1K AS WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY BENEFIT

The country’s over 900,000 public school teachers are expected to receive their P1,000 World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) without any delay, Makati City Rep. Luis Campos Jr. said on Tuesday. “The amount of P910 million meant to pay for the WTDIB of public school teachers is itemized and fully funded in this year’s General […]

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2 NCR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS BAG METROBANK AWARD

For going beyond excellence in the field of basic education, two public school teachers from the National Capital Region (NCR) will be among the 10 awardees of the 2021 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos. Ms. Lou Sabrina Ongkiko, Master Teacher 1 in Culiat Elementary School, and Mr. Jason Albaro, Teacher 3 in Muntinlupa National High School, […]

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TEACHERS TO GET MORE OPERATING FUNDS – BRIONES

Continuing to provide necessary support mechanisms to its personnel, the Department of Education (DepEd) has released additional Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) to all public schools nationwide to strengthen measures in responding to the risks of COVID-19. “The pandemic is a continuous challenge in delivering quality education. We have to implement enabling fiscal policies to […]

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THE FUTURE DEPENDS ON TEACHERS – CASTELO

“When we take care of our teachers, we take care of our future.” This said Quezon City 5th District Councilor Karlo Castelo who was elated with the good news about the pay increase teachers performing election-related functions will receive. The Department of Education (DepEd) recently announced the pay increase of P3,000 for all teachers who […]