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    Here's the list of benefits DepEd teachers enjoy for their dedicated service

    MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has remained steadfast with its commitment in ensuring that education will always be a top priority. In fact under the law as stated in Article XIV, Section 5 (5) of the 1987 Constitution, it expressly provides that: “The State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education and ensure that teaching will attract and retain its rightful share of the best available talents through adequate remuneration and other means of job satisfaction and fulfillment.”
    list of benefits that DepEd teachers enjoy for their dedicated service

    The Department of Education (DepEd) has also worked hand in hand with teachers to ensure that their welfare and rights are upheld. Thus, for the year 2019, teachers under DepEd get to enjoy several benefits, allowances and perks as mandated by the law.

    UPDATE: DepEd: Public school teachers not entitled to anniversary bonus this 2019, PBB not yet confirmed

    The DepEd Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (DepEd-BHROD) has listed the following benefits that public school teachers are expected to receive:

    YEARLY BENEFITS
    Clothing/Uniform Allowance P6,000
    Mid-year Bonus 1-month basic salary
    Year-end Bonus 1-month basic salary
    Cash gift P5,000
    Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) P5,000/year
    Anniversary Bonus P3,000 (NOTE: given only during a milestone year which is every 5 years)
    Performance-Based Bonus - Ranges from 50-65% of the basic monthly salary depending on school performance
    Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP) 70 days PVP during summer and Christmas break for those who have rendered full services during the school year
    Cash/Chalk Allowance P3,500/year/teacher

    OTHER BENEFITS AND INCENTIVES:

    • One step increment for every three (3) years of continuous satisfactory performance
    • One of two step increments due to meritorious performance using the Results-based Performance Management System (RPMS)
    • Loyalty Cash Incentive depending on the number of years in service (starting on the 10th year amounting to P10,000 and P5,000 after every 5 years)
    • Special Hardship Allowance to teachers assigned in hardship posts (cannot be reached by regular means of transportation through hiking or banca/motorcycle rides), mobile teachers and multigrade teachers (15-25% of basic salary)
    • Honoraria for teaching overload subject to funds availability
    • Leave privileges (Maternity, paternity, study leave)
    • Additional incentive/allowances from LGU (selected divisions)
    • Vacation service credits (maximum of 15 days per year)
    • For mobile teachers, P2,000 per month for transportation allowance (Program Support Fund)
    • For mobile teachers and DALCs, P5,000 per year for instructional materials
    • In-service training (Program Support Fund)

    SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS:
    • GSIS Benefits: Retirement and Life Insurance Premiums (RLIP)
    • PhilHealth Benefits: Hospitalization, Annual Physical Exam
    • Employees Compensation Program (ECP) Benefits

    Some of the significant developments in teachers’ compensation and benefits this year were due to the expanded welfare benefits for teachers. Among the changes were the Anniversary Bonus and the increase in the Chalk Allowance.

    Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones shared that they remain committed in empowering our teachers. She earlier said, “Because we recognize their fundamental role in educating the Filipino learners and carrying out our reforms at the grassroots, we are relentless in our desire to capacitate and empower our teachers.”

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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