DepEd orders release of P5K teachers’ cash allowance for SY 2022-2023
The Department of Education has directed its Regional Offices to ensure that the P5,000 cash allowance for teachers will be released as soon as possible.
The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (NCR) Union posted on its Facebook page on Aug. 5 a memorandum signed by Undersecretary of Finance (OUF) Annalyn Sevilla dated Aug. 4.
DepEd said that the P5,000 cash allowance is given to classroom teachers for the “purchase of teaching supplies and materials, for internet subscription, and other communication expenses.”
In DepEd Order No. 10 s. of 2020, it was noted that the cash allowance “shall be given to entitled public school teachers not earlier than the official start of the school year.
“In exigency of the service of the entire teaching force, the P5,000 cash allowance for implementing units of DepEd which have available cash allowance shall release/pay eligible teachers not earlier than Aug. 22, 2022,” DepEd said.
DepEd said that the ROs “must ensure that the allotment for the purpose shall be processed and released” to Schools Division Offices (SDOs) as soon as possible.