Teachers tin induce got higher allowances, take-home pay past times Jan. 1
Threatened past times a P30 billion cut, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto today called for the rechanneling of DepEd’s 2018 budget to “low hanging fruits” which tin last used to increase a let out of teacher’s allowances.
If these “benefit amelioration” items volition last added to the income retained when bigger personal income revenue enhancement exemptions volition accept effect, the resultant is a higher take-home pay for world uncomplicated as well as high schoolhouse teachers, Recto said.
“We tin double the chalk allowance, increase the uniform allowance, implement so-called pace increments as well as thence that teachers volition deed upwards the pay scale, as well as increase the operating fund of schools,” Recto said.
“On come about of these, novel revenue enhancement exemption rates as well as thence that teachers volition either pay cypher revenue enhancement or a smaller revenue enhancement on their income,” he added.
“All of the to a higher identify are doable, as well as are inwards the pipeline. They tin accept outcome inwards 12 weeks, or past times Jan 1. Kaunting force na lang,” Recto said.
Recto said the to a higher identify are interim measures until a higher pay for teachers is legislated together amongst the residual of regime workers.
Recto said the House of Representatives, citing DepEd’s dull purpose of funds, had cutting virtually P30 billion from the agency’s edifice fund for 2018.
“My proposal is that instead of transferring this coin to other agencies, why non retain it at that topographic point but modify the intended use, toward the slow to implement, similar teacher’s allowances,” Recto said.