MANILA, Philippines- Tomorrow, October 5, 925,178 teachers in the country are set to receive a cash incentive of P1,000 each.
The Department of Education (DepED) said this follows the celebration of World Teachers’ Day.
According to DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa, the World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) has been downloaded for distribution tomorrow.
On the side of the House Committee on Appropriations, the fund worth P925 million pesos belongs to the national budget this year.
“We have an itemized sum of P925 million that is meant to pay for the WTDIB of our teachers this year. We wish to assure our teachers that we in Congress are absolutely determined to sustain the annual funding for their WTDIB,” ayon kay Quezon City Representative Marvin Rillo.
The celebration of World Teachers’ Day follows Republic Act No. 10743 o “An Act Declaring the fifth day of October of every year as the National Teachers’ Day, subject also to the set celebration of the United Nations Educational and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO).”
Meanwhile, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte is expected to lead the NTC celebration this year in Bangued, Abra.
It is expected that outstanding teachers and Global Teacher Prize Ambassadors will be recognized at the said event.
Meanwhile, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte distributed 1,000 units of laptops to public school teachers and child development workers to help with their teaching needs.
Belmonte himself led the ceremonial turnover of an additional 1,000 laptops for public elementary and high school teachers, and 50 laptops for child development workers in QC’s public daycare centers.
“In Quezon City, we value education so we continue to support schools from students to teachers. We are also in contact with the SDO and SSDD so that we can ensure that the support we provide to them is sufficient,” according to Belmonte.
According to the QC government, the 1,000 laptops are in addition to the 5,593 laptops previously distributed by the local government.
In this regard, Belmonte also gave free internet connectivity and monthly and quarterly allowances to the teachers.
Meanwhile, the schools received service vehicles.
The local government also strengthened the capability of daycare centers by providing 96,440 storybooks to students as well as school supplies, hygiene kits, medical supplies, and food packs.
In this regard, “Handang Magbasa Manuals” were given to parents and child development workers.
Since classes started on August 22, the local government has distributed school supplies to 450,000 students and SPED students.
Tablets were also given to Grades 4 to 12 students in public schools; 710,371 learning kits, 6,875,846 modules, and 430,438 hygiene kits. Kris Jose/Santi Celario
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