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Poe, Hontiveros want internet allowance, laptops for public school teachers

Poe, Hontiveros want internet allowance, laptops for public school teachers

According to two senators on Thursday, teachers should receive internet allowance and laptops from the Department of Education (DepEd) if blended forms of learning would pursue amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Senator Grace Poe said public school teachers both in elementary and secondary should have internet allowance for the entire period that virtual classes will be held.

Poe said that a P1, 500 monthly allowance to 857,000 DepEd teachers would cost P12.85 billion for 10 months.

Poe emphasized that the P3, 500 one-time cash allowance would not be enough for teachers expenses under new normal education.

“Kung dati, chalk ang binibili ng ating mga guro, ngayon, load na.  ‘Di hamak na mas mahal ‘yun,” she said.

Senator Risa Hontiveros disagreed with the computer loan offered by Government Insurance Service (GSIS) to teachers.

“This is a non-solution that is grossly unfair and impractical. DepEd should find ways to provide for these laptops and allowance for free. Imbes na pautang, dapat libreng suporta. ‘Yung mga sundalo ba natin, pinagbabayad ba natin sila para sa baril nila?” she said.

“Huwag nating piliting gumastos ang mga guro para makapagturo. Responsibilidad at gastos dapat ng DepEd ang mga ito,” she added.

Hontiveros said that DepEd could tap from local government units’ Special Education Fund to provide internet allowances and laptops to teachers.

3 thoughts on “Poe, Hontiveros want internet allowance, laptops for public school teachers”

  1. Yung laptop ko 5 years npo siya at may lumabas ng bilog kasinglaki ng piso kulay itim senyales na malapit ng sumuko.ito parin ang gamit ko kasi wala na mang iba.tiis lang kaysa wala.

  2. na stress po ako halos di na ako makapag isip.ng tama sa nangyari sa akin hulugan laptop ko wala pa one year nabasag ng madisgrasya kmi di ko alam gagawin hanggang nabaon sa online lending at nag sangla kmi ng bukid na hanggang ngayon inaaway pa.ako ng asawa ko para ako nawala sa sarili ko…nakasangla pa atm ko…baon na po ako sa loan.

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