Ensuring Weekend as Days of Rest for Teachers




As the job of the teachers in the country becomes tougher with a lot of ancillary services and non-teaching responsibilities, several lawmakers filed a bill that would ensure that the weekend will be spent in relaxation or in quality time with their families. It would also restore their energy and enthusiasm from the whole week of work so that they give better service to our learners in consecutive weeks.

Below is the house bill no. 3657 and it is read as follows.

An Act Ensuring Weekend as Days of Rest for Public and Private School Teachers by Providing for their Right to Conduct Meetings, Conferences, Trainings, and Similar Activities during Weekdays, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act 4461
(House Bill No. 3657)

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Section 1 of Republic Act 4461 shall be amended to read as follows:

Section 1. Meetings, TRAININGS, CONFERENCES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES of public AND PRIVATE school teachers shall be held during school days instead of Saturdays and Sundays. THE RIGHT TO REST ON WEEKENDS PROVIDED UNDER THIS ACT SHALL COVER MEETINGS, TRAININGS, CONFERENCES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO BE ATTENDED BY TEACHERS AS WELL AS THOSE ORGANIZED BY FACULTY CLUBS, ASSOCIATIONS, NATIONAL AND LOCAL TEACHERS' ORGANIZATIONS, AND UNIONS.

SECTION 2. Any violation of this shall give cause for appropriate administrative and civil liabilities under appropriate laws, rules, and regulations.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or one (1) newspaper of general circulation.

Approved,



(Introduced by: ACT Teachers Party-List Rep. FRANCE L. CASTRO, BAYAN MUNA Party-List Rep. CARLOS ISAGANI T. ZARATE, Rep. FERDINAND GAITE and Rep. EUFEMIA C. CULLAMAT, GABRIELA Women's Party Rep. ARLENE D. BROSAS, and KABATAAN Party-List Rep. SARAH JANE I. ELAGO)




Source: House of the Representatives (18th Congress)


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