President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. attends the presentation of the DepEd Basic Education Report 2023 in Pasay City on Monday where Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte discussed the challenges facing the education sector. PHOTO BY JOHN RYAN BALDEMOR

Sara vows continued support for teachers

VICE President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte vowed to support teachers through championing their welfare and development and strengthening the quality of teaching in the country.

In her Basic Education Report speech last January 30, Duterte stressed the critical importance of teaching which “when supported, education quality improves.”

She said that DepEd will remove the administrative task of teachers and will continuously advocate for additional benefits and issues affecting their net take home pay.

Duterte said that they will remove non-teaching tasks and provide administrative officers in schools, while also managing teachers’ workload and compensate them for “unique school challenges”.

“We will continuously advocate for additional benefits for our teachers. We will work towards addressing issues affecting the net-take-home pay of teachers,” Duterte said.

DepEd has also made requests to the Department of Budget and Management to expand the coverage of Special Hardship Allowances and coordinate with the Government Service Insurance System in the creation of an improved benefits package for all personnel.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Would you like to receive notifications on latest updates? No Yes