Grace Poe files bill seeking free boarding and lodging for teachers teaching away from their homes

Bill seeking free boarding and lodging for teachers teaching away from their homes

Senator Grace Poe filed a bill seeking free on-site housing, board and lodging for public school teachers teaching far away from their hometowns and families.

Poe filed Senate Bill No. 934 also known as FREE ON-SITE LIVING QUARTERS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS ACT with long title "AN ACT MANDATING THE PROVISION OF FREE ON-SITE LIVING QUARTERS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, PROVIDING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES." dated August 20, 2019.



This act seeks to provide free on-site housing, board and lodging for public school teachers teaching far away from their hometowns and families.

"Due to huge demand for the services of public school teachers to ensure that quality education is indeed accessible and should be affordable for all Filipino children, lots of public school teachers are forced to teach in public schools located far away from their respective hometowns, far away from their respective families, some teach within the same town but in the remotest of barrios in said town," " as indicated in the explanatory note.

"To be able to save time and energy, most of the these teachers stationed away from home opt to suffer board and lodging expenses in exchange of the daily financial and physical struggle required by travelling from their homes to the public schools where they teach at," it added.


This measure seeks the provision of free on-site housing and/or board and lodging for the above-illustrated public school teachers who are teaching away from their homes and families, among others. The ultimate goals of this legislative measure are to ensure that the remotest of areas all around the country would not lack competent and dedicated public school teachers and to ensure that said areas are not the "last choice" of existing and/or aspiring public school teachers.

If this House Bill becomes a Law, Teachers assigned to teach away from their homes will be entitled to free boarding and lodging.