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    Senate approves increase of teaching supplies allowance to Php10k

    MANILA, Philippines – At the start of each school year, public school teachers in the Philippines are given a ‘chalk allowance’ of Php3,500. But this amount is set to increase to Php10,000 after the Senate approved Senate Bill No. 1092, also known as the ‘Teaching Supplies Allowance Act’.

    Under the said bill, the ‘chalk allowance’ will be renamed as ‘teaching supplies allowance’ which can be used to purchase ‘tangible and intangible’ teaching supplies and materials that the teachers need for the implementation of various teaching modalities.

    Senate approves increase of teaching supplies allowance to Php10k
    Photo credit: Manila Bulletin

    Considering that many teachers are no longer using chalks but are shifting to other supplies to facilitate teaching, particularly in these times of COVID-19 crisis, the change in name is deemed timely and appropriate.

    Staggered implementation

    Currently, teachers receive Php3,500 for the ‘chalk allowance’. The bill proposes a staggered implementation of the increase in the ‘teaching supplies allowance’.

    Starting next school year, 2021-2022, the amount will increase to Php5,000. The same amount will be received by teachers for school year 2022-2023, but by school year 2023-2024, the allowance will increase to Php7,500.

    The final increase to Php10,000 will be fully enjoyed by the country’s public school teachers by school year 2024-2025.

    DepEd official statement

    The Department of Education (DepEd) welcomes this news and lauds the senators for approving the said bill. Here’s the DepEd’s official statement:

    “Itinuturing nating makabagong bayani ang ating mga guro sa mga pampublikong paaralan at nais nating pasalamatan ang Senado ng Pilipinas bilang ating kaisa sa pagsuporta at pagtugon sa pagpapatupad ng patuloy na pagtaas ng teaching supplies allowance sa susunod na apat na taon.

    Sa ilalim ng Senate Bill 1092, kung saan nakapasa ito sa ikatlo at huling deliberasyon nitong Lunes, ang tuloy-tuloy na pagtaas ng teaching supplies allowance ay ang mga sumusunod:

    • Taong Panuruan 2021-2022 - Php 5,000
    • Taong Panuruan 2022-2023 - Php 5,000
    • Taong Panuruan 2023-2024 - Php 7,500
    • Taong Panuruan 2024-2025 - Php 10,000

    Naniniwala kami na ito, kapag naisa-batas na, ay malaki ang maitutulong sa pinansiyal na pangangailangan ng matatapang at malikhain nating mga guro, na buong lakas na hinarap ang mga hamon sa paghahatid ng edukasyon sa panahon natin ngayon.

    Inaasahan ng Kagawaran ang patuloy na pakikipagtulungan sa ating mga mambabatas sa pagsasagawa at pagsasakatuparan ng mga kinakailangang interventions bilang suporta sa ating mga guro at mag-aaral at sa pagpapaunlad pa ng sistema ng edukasyon para sa susunod na henerasyon.

    #SulongEduKalidad #DepEdPhilippines #DepEdTayo”

    — Joy Adalia, The Summit Express

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