Teachers to get add’l allowance -- Loren

February 16, 2019

THIS 2019, public school teachers will be given another allowance after Senate Finance Committee chairman Senator Loren Legarda announced a P1,000 honorarium per teacher every October 5 during the celebration of World Teacher’s Day.

Legarda said that she initiated the allocation of P800 million under the Department of Education budget for the new allowance.  Legarda in the past years pushed for the giving of chalk allowance to teachers.

She said that the goal is to highlight the value of teachers and the essential role they play in the development of the youth.

“We cannot overemphasize the importance of our teachers. They are our unsung heroes who dedicate their lives to mold the minds of the Filipino youth. They also do other duties for our country by assisting during the elections and aid the Philippine Statistics Authority in gathering data from households across the country,” she said.

In the previous budgets, Legarda also supported the increase in the chalk or cash allowance of teachers. The increase in chalk allowance allowed teachers to purchase more classroom supplies that aid them in effectively teaching their students.