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Public school teachers to receive P3,500 cash allowance this June

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The Department of Education says it is eyeing to release the cash allowance on the second week of June

BACK TO SCHOOL PREPS. Grade six school teacher Rea Aniasco arranges the classroom chairs into 20 pieces. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

Duterte certifies as urgent pay hike for teachers, other gov't workers

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to fast-track a measure that would raise the salary of public school teachers by 20% to 30%

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

After 3-year wait, public school teacher gets salary, bonuses for final year of service

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Commission on Audit orders the Department of Education to pay retired public school teacher Nelita Gador her full 2016 salary amounting to P288,511, plus cash benefits she was supposed to get that year

Senators file bills increasing wages of public school teachers

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Proposals include increasing the monthly salaries of public school teachers to as much as P36,409, a jump from their current P20,754

TEACHER AT WORK. A classroom at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teacher behind Donsol's floating library asks for Adarna books for kids

Nov 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ryan Homan wants to help children develop the habit of reading books in Donsol, Sorsogon

CRUSADE FOR LEARNING. Ryan Homan, crusader of Balsa-Basa and Educador Kariton, with volunteer teachers on the Donsol bridge. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

DepEd eyes creation of non-teaching posts to lessen teachers’ workload

Oct 03, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The education department has conducted a study on the 'type and magnitude' of tasks teachers perform based on the size and location of their schools

PLANS. The DepEd plans to ask the DBM to approve the creation of non-teaching posts.

Teachers complain of ‘excessive’ workload; DepEd says these are ‘legal, necessary’

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:32 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition camps outside the DepEd head office and calls for changes in the monitoring systems and paperwork

OVERWORKED. Teachers call on the DepEd to stop its review systems and paperwork that supposedly burden teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd official to file charges vs fake Palarong Pambansa page creator

May 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali denies shaming fat teachers after a fake Facebook page attributes a made-up remark to him

FIGHTING A FAKE PAGE. DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali will not tolerate a Facebook page that is spreading a false quote against him. File photo by Rappler

Gov't to hire over 75,000 more teachers for school year 2018-2019

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:35 PM

A total of 40,642 kindergarten and elementary teachers, 34,244 junior high school teachers, and 356 senior high school teachers will be hired when the school year opens in June

BRIEFING. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno holds a press briefing on April 4, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Duterte wants 2nd tax reform package to fund teachers' salary hike

Jan 09, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Malacañang bares President Rodrigo Duterte's plan amid criticism that the first tax reform package is anti-poor

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet before presiding over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CSC salutes outstanding public school teachers

Sep 28, 2017 - 12:55 PM

PRESS RELEASE: 8 teachers are among the 2017 Outstanding Government Workers awarded by the Civil Service Commission

File photo from AFP

Drug tests for public school teachers to start during school year 2017-2018

May 17, 2017 - 6:00 AM

The initiative of the Department of Education is set to be extended to include secondary level students

DepEd: performance-based bonus released soon in 9 regions

Dec 22, 2016 - 12:12 PM

School based personnel in Calabarzon Mimaropa Bicol Region Western Visayas Davao Region Soccsksargen Cordillera Administrative Region Caraga and the National Capital Region should expect the bonus in the coming days

What bonuses will public school teachers get by year-end?

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:46 PM

A teacher with a basic salary of P19 077 can get P34 077 up to P64 077 in bonuses

Briones: We need to recognize more teachers

Sep 10, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The Philippines celebrates National Teachers Month from September 5 to October 5

RECOGNIZE TEACHERS. Grade two pupils at the President Aquino Elementary School in Batasan, Quezon City, during the start of classes 2016-17. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

House bill seeks to give scholarships to public school teachers

Aug 07, 2016 - 1:52 PM

House Bill 121 aims to help teachers access higher education to become more competitive and better members of the academic community

Duterte: After military, teachers next in line for salary hike

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The President says he wants to raise the salaries of teachers but does not explain where he will get the funds

File photo by AFP

Election service no longer required for teachers

Apr 14, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The Election Service Reform Act allows the Comelec to tap other employees such as private school teachers and national government workers for poll duties

ELECTION WATCH. A school teacher checks the filled ballot paper during the final testing and sealing of automated election counting machines a day before the election on May 9, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Tarlac teachers undergo VCM training

Mar 12, 2016 - 4:41 PM

The 2 day training is being supervised by the Comelec and the DOST

PRACTICAL EXAMS. Tarlac public school teachers undergo training for operations of the new Vote Counting Machines on March 12.

Teach for the Philippines: A passion for educating the next generation

Aug 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Teach for the Philippines is looking for a new cohort of Teacher Fellows committed to sharing their passion for education

PASSION FOR LEARNING. Teacher Danna dela Cruz introduces a new book at Malaban Elementary School. Photo from TFP

QC teachers undergo disaster management training

May 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Project Agos trains 100 teachers from 4 public schools in Metro Manila in using social media for disaster management

PREPARING FOR THE INEVITABLE. QC teachers learn how to use social media for disaster management through Project Agos and YesPinoy Foundation.

Non-compulsory election duties for teachers pushed

Apr 30, 2015 - 5:21 PM

Congressmen acknowledge however that should the bill be passed it is not wise to rush its implementation in 2016

PREPARATION. Teachers in Baganga Central Elementary School prepare for the May 13 elections. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Undocumented Filipino teachers in US asked to come forward

Oct 23, 2014 - 4:06 PM

The Philippine embassy in the US vows to pin down an illegal recruiter who had victimized 1 000 Filipino teachers from 2003 to 2007

Malacañang noncommittal on pay hikes for teachers

Oct 05, 2014 - 2:51 PM

Lawmakers must first consider where the budget for the pay hikes would be sourced from Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr says

WORLD TEACHERS DAY. Will teachers receive salary increases in 2016? File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Luistro: P25K minimum pay for teachers 'realistic'

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:13 PM

The education secretary says he is very supportive of any increase in the salary of teachers within the budget of the administration

Luistro: Forming God-loving learners still DepEd's vision

Aug 30, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says his department s new vision mission and core values must be appreciated in its entirety

INFOGRAPHIC: How much are public school teachers getting?

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:20 AM

They are apparently not getting enough salary and benefits – at least 4 lawmakers have filed bills to increase their take home pay

Legarda wants P25K basic pay for public school teachers

Aug 15, 2014 - 4:04 PM

The proposed Senate bill seeks to prioritize government appropriation for the salary increase over non educational and non agricultural budgetary allocations

BELOW AVERAGE. Most schools for teachers in the country have not reached the national test-taker passing rates of the licensure exam for the past 5 years. File photo by AFP

Rappler Newscast | June 2, 2014

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Almost 21 million public school students go back to school Manny Pacquiao’s wealth drops King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates

House bill seeks non-compulsory poll duties for teachers

Mar 19, 2014 - 8:40 PM

A wide non formal practice anyway Research says 70 of interviewed election officers admitted to appointing non public school teachers as a BET member

PCOS TEST. Public school teachers in Quezon City gather around a PCOS machine for a test run. Photo by Ace Tamayo/Rappler

Teachers' group on bonus: We deserve more

Jul 17, 2013 - 11:11 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers demands an apology from DepEd Assistant Secretary Jesus Manuel who said teachers tend not to perform without bonuses

File photo by Rappler/Zak Yuson

Teacher's uniform for SY 2013-2015

Feb 19, 2013 - 9:44 PM

Take note of your teacher s uniform schedule Why would you follow school regulations if your teachers don t follow the rules themselves?

New uniform for DepEd employees