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Lawmaker wants distance incentive allowance for teachers

Lawmaker wants distance incentive allowance for teachers

Zambales 1st District Representative Jefferson Khonghun filed a measure that aims to give a distance incentive allowance for public school teachers assigned to places where he or she is not a resident.

House Bill 3322 or the proposed Distance Incentive Allowance for Public School Teachers of 2022, Khonghun wants an additional P2,000 monthly incentive allowance for teachers.

Meanwhile, teacher assigned to a city or municipality in another province will be given an additional P4,000. 

 “The difficulty of having to immerse with the community therein, of having to leave the comforts of their own homes, and of having to risk their health and safety, warrants the provision of an additional allowance in order for them to continue on this mobile profession,” Khonghun said.