DBM releases funding for World Teachers Day Incentive Bonus

DBM releases funding for World Teachers Day Incentive Bonus

Usec Annalyn M. Sevilla has annoumced that the Funding for the World Teachers Day Incentive Bonus (WTDIB) was already released by Department of budget and management (DBM).

The estimated number of positions entitled already totals to 903,000 while the funding available is only P800m. However, DepEd is authorized by DBM to use available PS allotment to front load the fund the actual requirements.

Payment to entitled teaching and teaching-related positions shall be made not earlier than October 5, 2019. Regions and schools division offices have started the preparation of the payroll for this WTDIB.

The World Teachers' Day incentive Benefit (WTDIB) shall be granted to all public school teachers who are in the service at DepEd as of September 30, 2019.

READ: Guidelines on the Grant of World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit

 Public School teachers are defined in Republic Act No. 4670, other wise known as the Magna carta for Public School Teachers, as " All persons engaged in classroom teaching, in any level of instruction, on full-time basis, including guidance counselors, school librarians, industrial arts or vocational instructors, and all other persons performing supervisory and/or administrative fuctions in all schools, colleges, and universities operated by the government or its political subdivisions; but this shall not include school nurses, school physicians, school dentists, and other school employees."

Public school teachers who fall under the following cicumstances are not covered by the grant of the World teachers' day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB): those who are on absence without leave (AWOL) as of September 30, 2019; those who are no longer, in service as of September 30, 2019; those who are found guilty of any offense in connection with their work from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019; and those who will be hired after September 30, 2019.

The WTDIB in the amount of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000.00) shall be given to each entitled public school teacher not earlier than October 05, 2019.