Public School Teachers to receive World Teachers’ Day incentive starting Oct. 5

    Public School Teachers to receive World Teachers’ Day incentive starting Oct. 5

    Starting Oct. 5, public school teachers will receive their World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit in the amount of P1,000 each.

    DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla, said that as early as August, Secretary Leonor Briones already gave an order to process the payment for the said incentive.

    “We have instruction to pay it not earlier than Oct. 5 because that’s stated in our budget law,” Sevilla said.

    “We are hopeful at marami ay na-check na namin, naka-kasa na, naka-ready na by Oct. 5 they will receive their P1,000-incentive per teacher as the WTDIB,” Sevilla added.

    Should there be any delay in the payment of the incentive, Sevilla said that these might be caused by several factors which are beyond DepEd.

    “It could probably because of their quarantine status, banking hours, remittance of cash payment,” she explained.

    But Sevilla assured the teachers that will get their incentive benefit.

    “Wag silang mag-alala kasi yung Oct. 5 is the start of the giving but the processing, we started as early as August,” she added.

    As DepEd announced in August, President Duterte has approved the release of the WTDIB in the amount of P1,000 per public school teacher for 2021 which will be at P910 million.

    DepEd said that the said incentive benefit is in line with the government’s commitment to “faithfully support our teachers for their dedication in delivering quality education.”

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