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647K PERSONNEL TO SERVE AS POLL WORKERS — DEPED

As part of the agency’s commitment to free and clean elections, the Department of Education (DepEd) shared the current preparation of the Election Task Force (ETF) 2022 to assist the field office during the National and Local Elections this coming May 9. “We want to ensure that the necessary assistance to the field offices and […]

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BOOST TEACHERS’ WELFARE, NEXT ADMIN URGED

Uphold the welfare of teachers. This should be a priority of the next administration as the country continues to grapple with the education crisis according to Senator Win Gatchalian. Gatchalian pressed the importance of boosting the morale of teachers, citing their role as frontliners for learning continuity amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing recovery efforts. […]

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BIR URGED TO DEFER 20% TAX ON TEACHERS’ POLL DUTY

Senator Risa Hontiveros is urging the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) not to implement a higher withholding tax on the compensation of teachers doing poll duties in the coming national and local elections. Hontiveros disclosed that a number of teachers tapped for election duties have been blindsided by the […]

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DEPED TASK FORCE TO AID TEACHERS ON ELECTION DAY

The Department of Education (DepEd) has established the DepEd Elections Task Force (ETF) Operation and Monitoring Center to assist public school teachers and personnel with their duties in the May 9 polls. The ETF is one of the Department’s initiatives to help the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and ensure free, orderly, honest, peaceful, and credible […]

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HIKE PAY FOR TEACHERS TO BOOST MORALE – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is seeking to increase teachers’ salaries to uplift their morale and to motivate more students to join the country’s teaching force. In a forum hosted by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) entitled “Ang Senador at ang Edukasyon,” Gatchalian shared his proposal on how to increase teachers’ salaries, especially at the entry […]

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SENATE AFFIRMS EXCELLENCE IN TEACHER EDUCATION ACT

The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on a measure that seeks to improve the quality of teacher education and training in the country. For Senator Win Gatchalian, this is a significant step forward to address the crisis hounding the country’s education sector. The bicameral conference committee report resolved the differences in Senate […]

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CONVINCE PARENTS ON KIDS’ VAXXING, TEACHERS URGED

The Philippine Educators Alliance for Community Empowerment (PEACE) Party-list is calling on teachers to help in convincing parents to have their children inoculated against COVID-19. “Nananawagan tayo sa ating mga guro na tumulong sa pagkumbinsi sa mga magulang ng estudyante natin na pabakunahan ang anak nila. Teachers hold a position of authority and trust which […]

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DEPED, COMELEC, DOST TIE UP FOR 2022 ELECTIONS

The Department of Education (DepEd), the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) have teamed up to ensure smooth preparations for the upcoming 2022 National and Local Elections. “With three agencies working and cooperating very closely and linking our various campaigns, we can communicate with the public our joint efforts […]

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TAX-FREE TEACHERS’ POLL DUTY ALLOWANCE URGED

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged Congress to exempt the election duty allowance of public school teachers from income tax. Quezon City Rep. Precious Castelo said teachers play an important role during elections, noting that they exert time and energy to protect the sanctity of every ballot and facilitate the conduct of peaceful […]

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TEACHERS’ PROTECTION VS FALSE ACCUSATIONS BACKED

A party-list for educators is supporting a bill filed in the Senate that aims to protect teachers and school staff against false and malicious accusations. Senate Bill No. 2477, or the Classroom Management Support and Protection for Teachers Act, which Sen. Leila de Lima filed last week, seeks to put in place support mechanisms for […]