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Teachers to receive P5,000 cash allowance on Aug 22 – DepEd

Teachers to receive P5,000 cash allowance on Aug 22 – DepEd

The Department of Education (DepEd) will be giving public school teachers P5,000 each as cash allowance to help them prepare for the school year.

The cash allowance will be released starting Monday, August 22, said DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa.

“Lahat po ng teachers, makakatanggap. Ibababa po iyan sa, I think, mga school division. I’ll confirm [the details] pero lahat po ay makatatanggap by August 22 noong P5,000 cash allowance,” he said.

Poa later clarified that the release of the allowance will be within the first week of classes.

“Mga chalk and all that should be part of the MOOE of the schools. Itong P5,000 ay lalo na iyong mga kailangan ng internet connection parang additional assistance lang po talaga iyan for our teachers,” he added.

According to Poa, a total of P3.7 billion worth of supplemental MOOE has been downloaded for all schools nationwide.

“Ito po ay para masigurado na kumpleto sila sa mga kagamitan, especially for the minimum health and safety standards to be observed tulad ng mga alcohol. It’s not specifically to ask them to buy face masks. Hindi po ganoon iyon. It’s really for the MOOE. We’re giving them the flexibility to buy whatever they need,” he further explained.

Poa said the DepEd is also looking into providing teachers with loans and other non-financial benefits.