List of Updated Public School Teachers Welfare and Benefits

List of Updated Public School Teachers Welfare and Benefits

As stipulated in Article 14, Section 5 (5) of the Philippine Constitution, mandates the State to allocate the highest budgetary priority to education and ensure that teaching is a well-compensated profession.

In line with this constitutional provision, it is being reiterated that the Department of Education (DepEd) has been steadfast in its commitment to provide our public school teachers with the following necessary support and monetary benefits they are entitled to:

One of the benefits is the Loyalty Cash Incentive, which rewards teachers who have stayed in service for a specific number of years. This benefit helps to motivate teachers to continue their service in the public school system.

Another benefit is the Special Hardship Allowance, which is provided to teachers who work in difficult and remote areas. This allowance helps to compensate teachers for the additional challenges they face in providing education to children in these areas.

Teachers are also entitled to receive a One (1) Step Increment, which is an increase in their salary grade. This benefit is provided to teachers who have served for a specific number of years and have met the necessary requirements.

The Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) is another benefit that recognizes outstanding teachers. This program provides incentives and awards to teachers who have demonstrated exceptional performance in their duties.

Teachers are also entitled to leave privileges, including vacation leave, sick leave, and maternity leave. These leaves are crucial in helping teachers maintain their well-being and address personal and family matters.

Service credits are also available to teachers, which can be used for retirement purposes. The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Benefits and PhilHealth Benefits are also available to public school teachers, ensuring that they have access to health and other benefits.

Updated List of Public School Teachers Welfare and Benefits

1. Monthly Basic Salary - This refers to the fixed amount of money that a public school teacher receives for their regular work. The current monthly basic salary of a public school teacher in the Philippines starts from Php 27,000.

2. Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA) - This is a monthly allowance given to all government employees, including public school teachers, to help them cope with the increasing cost of living in the country. The amount of PERA for teachers is Php 2,000 per month, regardless of their rank or performance. This is equivalent to Php 24,000 per year.

3. Clothing/Uniform Allowance (CUA) - This allowance is given to public school teachers to help them defray the expenses for uniforms or distinctive clothing required for their work. The CUA for public school teachers is Php 6,000 per annum.

4. Mid-year Bonus (MYB) - This is an equivalent of one (1) month basic pay as of May 15, given to entitled personnel not earlier than May 15 of the current year, subject to prevailing conditions. This bonus is separate from the 13th month pay or Christmas bonus.

5. Year-end Bonus (YEB) and Cash Gift - The YEB is an equivalent of one (1) month basic pay as of October 31, and the Cash Gift is Php 5,000. Both shall be given to entitled government personnel not earlier than November 15 of the current year, subject to prevailing conditions.

6. Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) - The PEI is given to all qualified government employees at Php 5,000 each, for the purpose of improving their productivity. This shall be given not earlier than December 15 of every year.

7. Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) - This bonus is based on the accomplishments of the agency performance for the year, subject to compliance with different good governance conditions. The PBB is based on the monthly basic salary ranges and the percentage depends on the agency's performance for the year.

8. Proportional Vacation Pay (PVP) - This refers to compensation for teaching personnel during Christmas and summer vacation, computed in proportion to the number of days they have served during the school year.

9. Cash/Chalk Allowance - This allowance is intended to augment the expenses incurred by teachers in the actual performance of their teaching responsibilities, shall be given to entitled public school teachers not earlier than the official start of every school year.

10. Service Recognition Incentive (SRI) - The SRI is granted to government employees in recognition of their collective and invaluable contribution to the government's continuing efforts to ensure the responsive delivery of services to the public.

11. World Teacher's Day Incentive Bonus (WTDIB) - This is a bonus granted to all public school teachers, with permanent and provisional appointment on or before the 5th day of October. The amount of WTDIB is Php 1,000 subject to the availability of funding appropriations as may be authorized by the annual GAA.

12. Anniversary Bonus (AB) - This bonus serves as a token of appreciation and recognition for the dedication and passion that educators bring to their profession. The grant of AB shall be given to qualified officials and employees of the milestone year only once every five years from the establishment of the Department of Education.

13. Loyalty Cash Incentive: This incentive is given to public school teachers who have rendered at least 10 years of continuous and satisfactory service. The amount of the incentive is equivalent to one month's salary for every five years of service rendered.

14. Special Hardship Allowance: This allowance is granted to teachers who are assigned to schools located in difficult and/or remote areas, which are often inaccessible and with limited resources. The amount of the allowance varies depending on the level of hardship and remoteness of the area.

15. One (1) Step Increment: Public school teachers are entitled to a one-step salary increase every three years of satisfactory service. This is granted to recognize their experience and contributions to the education sector.

16. Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Incentives: The PRAISE program aims to recognize and reward teachers and other personnel in the education sector who have demonstrated exceptional performance and contribution to the development of the education system. The incentives include cash awards, certificates of recognition, and opportunities for training and development.

17. Leave privileges: Public school teachers are entitled to various types of leaves, including vacation leave, sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and special leave. The number of leave credits depends on the length of service and the type of leave.

18. Service credits: Teachers are given service credits for participating in professional development activities, such as trainings, seminars, and conferences. These credits can be used for promotion, salary increase, and other benefits.

19. GSIS Benefits: Teachers are members of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), which provides life insurance, retirement benefits, and other forms of assistance to government employees. The benefits are based on the length of service and the amount of contributions made by the member.

20. PhilHealth Benefits: Teachers are also entitled to health insurance coverage through the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). This provides access to medical and hospitalization services, as well as other health-related benefits.

21. Employees Compensation Program (ECP) Benefits is designed to provide a compensation package to public and private employees or their dependents in the event of work-related sickness, injury or death;

22. Pag-Ibig (HDMF) Benefits - is a provident saving fund and housing credit system for wage earners. It extends short term loans (multi-purpose) and expanded housing loan programs;

23. Terminal Leave Benefits (TLB) this refers to the cash value of an employee's accumulated leave credits and computed depending upon the highest salaryreceived; These benefits are just some of the ways the Department is working to support and recognize our public school teachers invaluable contributions to our education system.

These benefits aim to provide public school teachers with a fair and adequate compensation package, as well as support for their personal and professional well-being.

These various welfare and benefits provided by the government are essential in recognizing the important role that public school teachers play in educating the country's youth. It is hoped that these benefits will continue to motivate and encourage teachers to provide quality education to children, even in challenging circumstances.

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