Senators and House of Representatives agree on one-time cash assistance for teachers
Senators and House representatives convened in a bicameral conference to resolve their versions of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) on Friday.
The lawmakers agreed to give a one-time cash aid to teachers, non-teaching personnel as well as part-time faculty members of state universities and colleges, who were deprived of the first version of the Bayanihan Act.
According to Sen. Sonny Angara, members of the Senate and the House of Representatives had not yet finalized the exact amount to be granted but they have agreed to add a provision on the reunited version of Bayanihan 2.
The House of Representatives version proposes to allocate P300 million for allowances of affected teaching and non-teaching personnel, including part-time faculty, in public and private elementary, secondary, and tertiary education institutions. Also included are part-time faculties in SUCs.
The Senate version has the same provision for one-time cash assistance for the teaching and non-teaching personnel.