THE Department of Education (DepEd) announced that all teaching and non-teaching personnel will receive a P3,000 bonus as part of its anniversary celebration in December.
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said this during the World Teachers’ Day celebration in Ormoc City last October 5, and was reaffirmed in a meeting with members of the DepEd’s Executive Committee and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)-Philippines on October 26.
“We’re already working on it, and preparing for it. Before December, we’ll make sure that it is already downloaded and available on or before DepEd’s anniversary,” Undersecretary for Finance-Budget and Performance Monitoring Annalyn Sevilla mentioned.
DepEd also assured the teachers’ organization that it is already drafting the guidelines based on the policy statement pursuant to DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2018 entitled, “Implementing Guidelines on the Release and Use of Funds for Fiscal Year 2018.”
Based on the recommendation of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, DepEd adopted December 20, 1863 as its foundation date considering its predecessors, the oldest of which being the Comision Superior de Instruccion Primaria.
Following a series of earlier engagements and dialogues, the meeting chaired by Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Nepomuceno Malaluan, clarifed issues and concerns, including the provision of Special Hardship Allowance (SHA) and teaching overload honoraria.