P10,000 cash allowance for teachers pushed

A public school teacher currently receives a P3,500 cash allowance per year to help them in preparing instructional materials for their class which equates to P16 per day.

Pangasinan Representative Rose Marie “Baby” Arenas believes that this current allowance is not sufficient if the government really wants to help the teachers in delivering quality materials and a conducive classroom environment.

House Bill No. 4494 filed by Rep. Arenas seeks to institutionalize the grant of teaching supplies allowance for public school teachers from the current P3,500 to P10,000 per teacher annually.

“The salaries of our public school teachers are unquestionably not commensurate with the volume of work and enormous responsibilities entrusted to them.  Aside from spending for their personal and family needs, teachers also have to draw from their own pocket to purchase various materials they use in teaching. This out of the pocket expenses is on top of the current P3,500 annual teaching supplies allowance they receive from Fiscal Year 2019 DepEd budget, ” Rep. Arenas said.

“In order to avoid deficit, this bill proposes to initially source the additional funds from the savings of the national government and thereafter, it shall be included in the General Appropriations Act under the DepEd budget, ” Arenas added.

“With this teaching supplies allowance, the burden on public school teachers will be alleviated and their working conditions improved,” Arenas continued.

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