Teachers can look forward to "teaching overload" allowance

Teachers can look forward to "teaching overload" allowance

DepEd had allocated fund for “teaching overload” allowance as form of honoraria for teachers. as compensation for teaching overload or for those whose teaching loads exceed six hours per day of actual classroom teaching.

Apart from the government-mandated compensation and benefit for all employees, The Department of Education (DepEd) allocated funds for “teaching overload” allowance as additional benefit for teachers.

According to DepEd “teaching overload” allowance is a form of honoraria for teachers amounting to 25% of monthly basic salary.

"Teaching overload" allowance was proposed by the Department of Education (DepED for teachers to enjoy for their dedicated service and commitment to the department.

This is one of the proposed benefits of teachers vetoed by President Rodrigo Duterte subject to conditional implementation in the FY 2019 General Appropriations Act.

“A teacher’s worth cannot be overemphasized, nor such worth can be matched with any amount, but this additional bonus is just one of the many improvements the Department is working on as part of its commitment to expand the scope of employee welfare, and we thank the Senate of the Philippines for giving us its support to include this in our 2019 General Appropriations Act,” said Secretary Briones.

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