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Department of Budget and Management Approves 5,000 New Non-Teaching Positions to Support Educators

Department of Budget and Management Approves 5,000 New Non-Teaching Positions to Support Educators


In a significant move to support the education sector, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved the creation of 5,000 new non-teaching positions in public schools across the Philippines. This initiative aims to alleviate the administrative burden on teachers, allowing them to focus more on their primary role—educating students.

Types of New Positions

Administrative Officer II (AO II)

Out of the 5,000 new positions, 3,500 are designated as Administrative Officer II (AO II). These roles are intended to relieve teachers from administrative tasks that support school operations. The AO II positions will handle various administrative duties, such as paperwork, scheduling, and resource management.

Project Development Officer I (PDO I)

The remaining 1,500 positions are categorized as Project Development Officer I (PDO I). These officers will work alongside AO II and other non-teaching personnel to facilitate the implementation of projects and activities initiated by schools or mandated by the Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office.

Salary and Benefits

Both AO II and PDO I positions come with a basic salary of ₱27,000, which falls under salary grade 11. The funding for these positions will be sourced from the Miscellaneous Personnel Benefits Fund (MPBF) for the Fiscal Year 2023.

Nationwide Deployment

These non-teaching personnel will be deployed in various schools division offices (SDOs) across different regions in the country. The move is part of a broader strategy to provide adequate manpower and support to educators, thereby enhancing the quality of education nationwide.

Statements from Authorities

Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman

Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman emphasized the importance of this initiative, stating, “By hiring non-teaching staff, our educators will be able to save a lot of time and effort. This significantly helps relieve our teachers of administrative work, so they can focus on educating students.”

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

During his 2022 election campaign, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. also highlighted the need for more non-teaching personnel. He noted that teachers often serve multiple roles, including librarian and nurse, which detracts from their primary duty of teaching. “We can give teachers more time to prepare their lesson plans,” Marcos said.


  • What is the role of non-teaching staff?
    • Non-teaching staff, such as Administrative Officers and Project Development Officers, handle administrative tasks and project implementation to support teachers.
  • What is an example of a non-teaching staff?
    • Examples include Administrative Officer II and Project Development Officer I.
  • Who are the non-teaching personnel in the Philippines?
    • Non-teaching personnel in the Philippines are those who work in educational institutions but do not engage in teaching, such as administrative staff and project officers.
  • What is the job description of non-teaching personnel in DepEd?
    • Their primary role is to support teachers by handling administrative tasks and facilitating project implementation.


The approval of 5,000 new non-teaching positions by the DBM is a significant step towards improving the quality of education in the Philippines. By lessening the administrative workload on teachers, these new roles will enable educators to focus more on delivering quality instruction to students.