World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit: P1,000 Allocated for DepEd Teachers in October 2023
In honor of World Teachers’ Day this October, teachers serving under the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines will receive a financial incentive of P1,000. This incentive is part of the General Appropriations Act for 2023, officially recognized as Republic Act 11936. The corresponding document can be found on the Department of Budget and Management’s website.
Details of the Incentive Benefit
DepEd has yet to issue guidelines specifying the eligibility criteria for this incentive benefit, leaving unclear whether newly-hired public school teachers will be entitled to it. This tradition of annual incentives was initiated during the tenure of former Education Secretary Leonor Briones.
The anticipated distribution of this benefit is likely to coincide with World Teachers’ Day celebrations on October 5th, or shortly thereafter, as a token of appreciation for educators’ dedication and hard work in shaping the future of the nation.
Eligibility and Confirmation
Details on who qualifies for this incentive and how it will be disbursed remain pending, and further clarifications are expected soon. Interested parties are advised to stay tuned to official announcements for updates and to confirm their eligibility for the incentive.
This financial incentive for DepEd teachers is a gesture of gratitude and recognition of the integral role that educators play in society. As details of eligibility and distribution are finalized, teachers across the Philippines look forward to celebrating World Teachers’ Day with added joy and appreciation.