Teachers in ECQ Areas to receive Extra Allowance
Teachers who are assigned in areas under enhanced community quarantine will receive extra hazard pay, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.
Briones said that teachers will get a P550 allowance daily as special hardship allowance.
“Mayroong regular na hazard pay talaga, may Covid or wala. Even before Covid, if a teacher is assigned to a remote area, may standards ‘yan,” she explained.
“Kung nadapuan ang teacher ng Covid, lahat ng serbisyo ng pamahalaan ay available for them,” she added.
Briones noted that the DepEd will not neglect the teachers because that is the policy of the government.
The DepEd is set to start limited face-to-face classes in selected schools on November 15.
59 public schools have been given clearance to conduct physical classes.