DepEd denies allegations that DepEd TV workers receive no salaries
“Baseless”. This is the statement of the Department of Education against the allegation that some workers of “DepEd TV” receive no salaries.
DepEd Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua, explained that, Paolo Bediones, with his company Ei2Tech, offered a free of charge training of DepEd Teachers and Personnel.
Pascua explained Ei2Tech contracted over 400 professionals and suppliers from various networks who were gravely affected by the pandemic to produce a specific number of episodes to execute the proof of concept .
“The arrangement was output-based or dependent on a specific number of episodes for all the contractors,” Pascua said.
“Allegations relative to Ei2Tech workers not receiving salaries are baseless because, as per Ei2Tech, there is no employer-employee relationship,” he added.
Pascua said that based on the reports from Ei2Tech, “there have been delays in the processing of full payments for contractors who have already completed all the outputs required of them.”
But, Out of the 400 workers,less than ten (10) have not received any payments because they either“resigned, have unprocessed bank accounts, have no existing official receipts for proper liquidation, or have not turned over their unfinished output,” Pascua said. .
“There is an ongoing emergency procurement to obtain services that will allow DepEd to ramp up its production capability to ensure that episodes are aired according to the schedules specified in the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs),” Pascua added.
Earlier, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines called the attention of the DepEd on the allegations it received about the problems that the DepEd TV workers are experiencing.