Teachers Salary Increase

Education Secretary Jesli Lapus today urged Congress to pass into law a bill that
gives additional compensation to public school teachers.
“DepEd gives its full support for the approval of the House Bill 4734 and Senate Bill
2408 because we have always been cognizant of the need to improve the lot of our
teachers,” Lapus said.

Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya said that under instructions of Lapus, the
Department has been lobbying in both houses of Congress for the approval of the
bill which has already passed second reading in the Senate. Under the bill, teachers
will get an additional pay of P9,000 to be paid in full within three years at P3,000
increase per year. The total increase will make teachers’ pay at par with those
received by soldiers and policemen.

DepEd recently ordered the release of funds from the DepEd 2007 NCR savings for
the payment of the much-awaited 1999 “over-and-above” allowances of NCR public
school teachers. The initial release of P77.8 million allowed the immediate payment
of some P500 million in unpaid benefits. This benefits some 10,000 teachers in
eleven NCR cities with some eligible teachers getting as much as P60,000 each.
Just after the opening of classes last June, DepEd released guidelines on the
reduced classroom hours of teachers. This implements the Civil Service
Commission ruling that allows teachers 6 hours of actual classroom teaching instead
of the usual 8 hours.

When Lapus assumed office at DepEd in 2006 he immediately worked for the
updating of teachers’ service records (SR). For years, teachers complained of
unauthorized deductions in their contributions with the Government Service
Insurance System (GSIS) because of discrepancies in the records of DepEd and
GSIS. Today only 6.6 % of the SRs remain to be encoded and submitted to GSIS.
Last year, DepEd also paid some P1.7 billion in arrears representing government
shares in GSIS contribution. The arrears were a result of the increase in GSIS
premium from 9.5% to 12% for the period of July 1997 to December 1998.
Another P862 million was released to cover employees’ compensation insurance
premium adjustments when the GSIS increased the premium from P30 to P100.
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DepEd also released P400 million last year to partially settle unpaid loyalty pays,
step increments and other entitlements of DepEd personnel especially teachers.
This is in addition to the P388 million released to cover PhilHealth premium
adjustments because of the increase in premium from P100 to P112.

In November 2007, DepEd signed a memorandum of agreement with Gawad
Kalinga, Pag-Ibig Fund, and some pioneering local government units to undertake
an affordable housing program for its more than 90,000 teachers who do not have a
home of their own.

“Teachers’ welfare and benefits are tops in our priority,” Lapus reiterated.

35 Komento ng Ulirang Guro:

Teachers and employees of Calapan city and Oriental Mindoro Divisions would like to clarify if this over and above allowance recieved in the NCR pertains to the Cost of Living Allowance that we have been waiting which happens to fall on the same period from 1989-1999.

I agree to their decision na gawing 6 hours ang work ng mga teachers instead of 8 hours... Dito nga sa America e, 8:30-2:30 lang ang school hours... Dapat talagang alagaan ang mga teachers, otherwise... Walang mangyayaring maganda sa ating educational system.

Teachers of Mandaue City Division would like to know if the over and above allowance will be released?

Division of Mandaue City do something to incourage your principal to treat teachers as teachers with dignity. Tell some of your principal to act accordingly di magpadala sa iya gibati.

Division of Mandaue City do something to incourage your principal to treat teachers as teachers with dignity. Tell some of your principal to act accordingly di magpadala sa iya gibati.

Division of Mandaue City do something to incourage your principal to treat teachers as teachers with dignity. Tell some of your principal to act accordingly di magpadala sa iya gibati.

Division of Mandaue City do something to incourage your principal to treat teachers as teachers with dignity. Tell some of your principal to act accordingly di magpadala sa iya gibati.

Division of Mandaue City do something to incourage your principal to treat teachers as teachers with dignity. Tell some of your principals to act accordingly di magpadala sa iya gibati.

I do pray that the people directly concern on teacher's salary would give their very best to increase the salary. Modesty aside, im considered by many as one of the best teachers in our division but i am discouraged with the kind of pay we receive. i dont think i would be able to send my children to good school and provide a decent kind of living with this salary.

Quality teachers are starting to packed their things and leave despite their desire to serve well in our country because the pay and the number of students per class is unimaginable. Education being the backbone of our society should be given immediate attention before everything crumbles down in our nation. please treat teachers with respect.Pay them well!!!

Quality teachers are starting to packed their things and leave despite their desire to serve well in our country because the pay and the number of students per class is unimaginable. Education being the backbone of our society should be given immediate attention before everything crumbles down in our nation. please treat teachers with respect.Pay them well!!!

Mandaue City Division should give attention to those teachers who are having illegal affairs... some principals are tolerating their teachers who are having immoral acts. i am just a concern citizen, who happens to have a neighbor who is publicly displaying her immoral act...She is a teacher in Labogon National High School. She's really disgusting! NAKA APEKTO JUD NA SA AMO MGA KABATAAN KAY, MUANA NAMAN NUON NGA " AHH KANA GANI C MAM,IYA MAN GANI PAKITA SA MGA TAWO IYA RELASYUN MASKI ILLEGAL NYA IMMORAL NA" I hope the principal, superintendent can give thorough attention to this... kay dugay na kaau na cla talk of the TOWN
usahay dli na kaau ka respetaran mga maestra tungod ana.

concerned citizen of Pagsabungan Mandaue City

whoever commented on this one... well, u really have no right to judge on the morality of the teachers...why dont you just examine yourself if your moral values are intact...

regarding this morality issues, well, the best person to comment on this one is the superintendent of the division. and maybe this should be given due process...

i would like to know kung kailan ba talaga ibibigay yung allowance ng mga teachers?

REASONBLE PO BANG MAG MANDATORY DUES NG php10.00 SA PAGKUHA NG LIASON OFFICER NG SWELDO MONTHLY? NAGING LEGAL DAW ITO NG MAGPAPIRMA ANG DISTRICT OPIS NG TESTAMENTO NA KUNG HINDI PIPIRMA ANG GURO SA PAGPAYAG NG !10peso ay NANGANGAHULUGANG AYAW MAGBAYAD NG 10PESOS para sa pagkuha ng tseke sa division office ito po ay CANDELARIA EAST DISTRICT.. TALAMAK NA PO DITO ANG PANGONGOTONG NG DISTRICT SUPERVISOR SA MGA GURO, LAO NA KUNG NAPROMOTE DAW HINIHINGAN NG LIBONG GIFT "DONATION DAW" SA OPISINA. ANO PO BANG LEGAL NA PARAAN PARA MAHINTO NA ITO NA HINDI MANGANGANIB ANG GURONG MAGREREKLAMO

I have my sister working in Alugan Brgy. Elementary Shool,pri-elementary.she is a board passer last exam sept.2008,shes working without salary since Oct 2008,sabi daw kz dec,then wla p rin,toz sbi uli midyear sahod, may teacher bang gnun khit municipal paid kailangan ng monthly salary how can u teach well kung di ka sasahuran,palakasan lng ba yan? I hope this will not be ignore...

Teachers' dignity suffer because of low salary.Students from well to do families look at us teachers as their katulong sa bahay.Please return this dignity to us by increasing our salary.

salary increase kailan ba ibibigay?malapit na uli ang brigada eskwela iyon na ang hudyat ng pagsisimula ng mga guro ng pagsasaayos ng mgalumang silid-aralan.paano na naman kaming mga guro kung palaging maglilipatan ng silid-aralan,ng grade assingment,kapag may bagong dumarating sa aming paaralan na punong guro,supervisor binabago kami lahat,kaya panibagong bili uli ng mga gamit sa pagtuturo,sa kaunti namin sweldo kahati pa ang mga gamit sa aming pagtuturo sa pabago-bago at palipat-lipat nmin ng silid aralan.kaya kailan ba talaga darating ang aming dagdag na kita?

im very much happy that there is an increase of salary to the teacher teaches science and mathematics for 5 years and up, the problem is why is it only for grave IV,V,& VI and also for who is 5 yrs and above in teaching. I am a math coordinator in our school, i cannot avail because i am only 3 years in service and a grade I teacher,but when it comes to the problem in my department i am always blame if the result is low.Sana isali na lang seguro lahat ng teacher if duna increase disregard sa iyang grade level ug ang years of experience. dahil kung ganon sana ang kinuha na mga coordinator ay yong maymahaba na experience sa pagtuturo ng ganon subject.

yes,why is it only for those who teaches mathematics and science, same here i am a math coordinator but only 3 years in service although i am handling grade 5 and 6.

immoral teachers who had an illicit relationship with a married man like a teachers in Zamboanga City Natioal High School-West, Baliwasan, Zamboanga City. Ellen Falcatan a Second year teacher should be charged of immorality and should be oust as an educator. she is not giving a positive value to the student she's handling. why can't the deped check the status of their teacher if they have a good virtue.

IF BEING A TEACHER MEANS HAVING A GOOD REPUTATION. HOW CAN DEPED RETAIN A TEACHER WHO IS HAVING A ILLICIT RELATIONSHIP WITH A MARRIED FAMILY MAN. THIS KIND OF TEACHER SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED AND BE CHARGED WITH IMMORALITY. WHAT CAN THEY TEACH TO STUDENTS WHEN IN FACT THEY DON'T HAVE A GOOD REPUTATION AND VIRTUE AS A TEACHER. THIS PARTICULAR TEACHER ELLEN FALCATAN OF ZAMBOANGA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WEST SHOULD NOT BE TEACHING STUDENT FOR SHE DOESN'T HAVE A NICE REPUTATION. THE PRINCIPAL DIDN'T EVEN DO ANY SUSPENSION AND PERSONAL ACTION TO REPRIMAND SUCH ACT.

a teacher separated from his husband.and having a relationship with another guy.w/o any formal papers filed such as legal separation or annulment.can she be complain of immoral acts?Department of education must pay attention on this matter..

sana naman if merong increase ibigay agad sa mga teachers hindiang dami pang pasikot sikot kung hindi nabilang sa 9 agency ang dep ed na hindi naka liquidate sa mga cash advance wlang increase this month.buti nalang at nabuking agad . naibigay agad sa region 7 ang dagdag sahod .request lang sana sa mga teachers na pwede bang hatiin ang salary ng mga teachers sa 15 at 30 hindi sa isang buwan lang kami sumusweldo kaya pati lahat ng loans ay napasok namin para maabot ang katapusan ng buwan

bakit ba laging sinasabi na 35 lang ang dapat na pupils ng isang teacher pero bakit hindi nasunod ito umaabot ng 45 isang klase kaya wlang quality education ang natutunan sa loob ng klase dahil maingay .at isa pa sana ang mga libro one is to one sana ang ibibigay hindi papalitan lang kung bulok na at luma meron pa ibang mali ang mga salita

pwede po bang magkaroon ng tig isang computer sa loob ng classroom para sa ganitong paraan maging effetive ang pagtuturo at para hindi masyadong namamaos ang teacher sa kasasalita kailan kaya ito matutupad sana bigyan ninyo ito ng kaukulan pera para matupad ito .

sana merong ding isang sakong bigas na matatanggap ang mga teachers every month as a part of benefit at yung allowance sana dag dagdag naman

teachers of cebu city would like to ask if the christmas bonus that will waiting for will release this week last year it was fall on nov.05 i had a receipt for that bakit ngayon ang tagal katulad nag salary ang tagal ding ma release hopes it will release this week pls follow up in the dep ed cebu bagal kumilos

teachers from E. Rodriguez Vocational High School was complaining why do they have to pay 50 pesos to claim their christmas bonuses when the principal didn't even explain what the 50 pesos is for. does anyone experience this also? please help out what to do in this cases.

why is it that some of the teachers in region 7 especially deped negros oriental does not receive yet their 2010 year end bonus and cash gift until now? I heard in the news that it was released in november 12, 2010 but until now we haven't received it yet.teachers also were very dissapointed with the 5,000 cash gift. During the Arroyo's administration,the public school teachers received a cash gift of 10,000. So why can't the P-noy administratin do the same.Government employees were expecting much to his administration but it was very disssapointing..

dep ed cebu city palihug ug visit sa mga downtown schools cge ra mana ug paamot sa mga pupils naay madisgrasya paamot naay activities sa school paamot halos tanan nalang activities cge pagawas sa kwarta wla na gud tawn ug kwarta ang mga bata samutan sad nila paamot unsa ni ang opisina aning school wlay nailhan cge paamot wla gud ni follow sa policy nga no collection of fees

dep ed nasaan na inyong pangakong hindi aabot ang bonus sa pasko wla pang salary wla pa ring bonus ano ba yan bakit ang mga teachers nalang ang laging huli sa lahat

bag o lang gud na report nga mu give na ang DMB UG 10 TH para mga teachers pero always gud na ma late ingon nga madawat sa dili pa ang pasko tan awon nato if matuman ni cge ra man ka late please keep your promises dili ta mga bata ani nga ilad ilaron lang for how many years tachers lang ang always late sa mga benefits i hope this time may pagbabago naman

dto sa division ng quezon city,lantaran din ang ganyang "affair" ni amelia ablen kay george melegrito na parehong principal,yan ba ang klase ng mga principal ngayon,hirap kasi nagbubulagbulagan ang superintendent dito at puro pagtatakip ginagawa sa mga prinsipal.