By J. Jala | 01:13 PM August 19, 2022
Public school teachers will receive P5,000 each as financial assistance to help them prepare for the school year, an official said.
Department of Education (DepEd) spokesperson Michael Poa said the funds will be given to teachers on Monday, August 22.
“Lahat po ng teachers, makakatanggap. Ibababa po iyan sa, I think, mga school division. I’ll confirm… pero lahat po ay makatatanggap by August 22 noong P5,000 cash allowance,” Poa said during a joint presser with the Office of the Vice President.
Poa further noted that this additional financial aid is separate from the schools’ Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE).
He said chalk and other classroom necessities should be part of the MOOE. The P5,000 allowance is only additional assistance for teachers, especially if they need funding for internet connection and the like.
A total of P3.7 billion worth of supplemental MOOE has been downloaded for all schools nationwide to be well-equipped for the students’ return to in-person classes, Poa noted.
Poa said aside from extending financial assistance to teachers, DepEd is also looking into possibly providing them with loans and non-financial benefits.