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Frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover food expenses for school’s visitors

Frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover food expenses for school’s visitors

It so sad that in our country, frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover for any activities in the school. Yes, it was true before in the early years and still true at present. 

To recall, there was already a memo on this if I am not mistaken (I have not yet read it). If there was a memo on this, how come this is still practiced in many schools up until today?

Frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover for the expenses in various activities. In most cases almost all activities involving the school and the district. It is sad to note that teachers can’t complain even if their money is not enough.

Activities involving the school and the district will always make a hole in our pockets. Yes, I am a teacher too and I know the way every other teacher feels during collection. Why does it have to be always the teachers? Why do we have to carry the burden all the time?

There is no sense that frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover for the expenses all the time. As per budget, well don’t expect it. There’s not even enough budget for the supplies in the school MOOE. 

Isn’t it the responsibility of the division to supply budget for their schools? If not, then shouldn’t they urge their higher ups to look down on our situations? The problem is that they never once took their feet off their thrones to come down and reach to us.

Sometimes, higher officials or supervisors were the ones who liked to have lavish food served. Well, this is not the case in all since supervisors differ in characters. It so happened that we experienced a PSDS who wanted to have lavish kinds of preparations. 

Frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover for the expenses in such events. Lavish food preparations that entails big amount of budget are there. Teachers should always have the option whether to go for it or not. Yet, in most cases they cannot complain – Alec | Helpline PH

16 thoughts on “Frugal teachers chipped-in amount to cover food expenses for school’s visitors”

  1. Yes that’s true we also experience that or contributed if there is a visitors to come for food, like evaluation or even not for evaluation, just to visit the school. And in some instances for evaluation we buy some stuff to beautify our classroom by our own money for the evaluation. And I don’t think it’s a good idea that the teacher will use her or his money for the school beautification where is we know that more is there.

  2. So true, Lapu-Lapu City Division is worst. From principals-sup-division admin-superintendent to secretaries, we all have to chipped in during their presence coz they obliged us to contribute. Kokontrahin ka pa pag di ka nagbigay.

  3. Totoo po yan, Ang nakalulungkot po ay mga school head at district supervisor pa mismo ang nag o-obliga sa mga teacher na mag contribute para sa pagkain at kahit sa lodge o tutuluyan ng mga bisita(always po yan kapag may visitor from Division or Region) mga teacher po ang mag aambag ambag. Maliban pa po dyan may mga monthly dues pa po sa school si school head pwera pa ang monthly dues sa district para daw sa mga bisita. 😢😢😢 Kahit labag man po sa kalooban ng mga teacher sumusunod dahil utos ng nakatataas,, KAWAWA po ang mga teacher😭. Maliban pa dyan shoulder din ni teacher lahat ng pampaayos at pampaganda sa classroom nya,, even the external beautification… Ano ba palagay ng mga head na ito walang pamilyang binubuhay ang mga teacher… Except po doon sa mga may concern na head,,, saludo po ako sa inyo. Pero doon sa mga school head na lagi dahilan at sermon sa teacher ” BINABAYARAN KAYO NG GOBYERNO”, MAGKAROON KAYO NG INITIATIVE,, ibig sabihin nya ng initiative gumastos ng sarili g pera,, magloan kung kinakailangan para may panggastos.ANG SAD PERO NANGYAYARI PA PO YAN SA AMIN NGAYON😭😭😭😭

    1. Kami din po… Pero pag komontra ka, parang nakakahiya kaya kahit walang pera, umutang muna. Sana yung mga bisita ang magdala ng lavish foods tapos yung mga teachers naman ang bahala sa local food 😁😁😁

  4. So sad for the teachers..
    The traditional practices still exist..
    Kailan pa Kaya itong mga heads natin matauhan,sa Maling Gawain nla..

  5. My opinion, Hindi po lahat ng Deped heads and top management ay ganyan, pero meron pa rin po and sana mabago na for the better. Yes indeed we are hospitable and part na yan ng ating pagiging pinoy, but then, i suggest na VOLUNTARY SHARE pag may bisita, programs, classroom needs, beautification ng school, etc, walang listahan, walang sakitan ng loob..share in kind na galing sa puso, yung employee mismo ang magsasabi na magbibigay siya or magshare siya ng gusto niya, yung mga gustong mag share FREELY😊 kasi ang sweldo ng employee is for the family, savings for medication, kamag-anaks, and ending wala na po para sa sarili 😢.. . kaya voluntary and free accord dapat. otherwise, pag inobliga at mandatory then it can be interpreted and taken as a form of indirect, silent ROB and EXTORTION👹 … parang isa kang bisita na kumakain at tumatanggap ng galing sa nakaw at ayaw natin ang ganoong feeling… lalo pa at alam naman natin na may per diem at mooe na tinatawag. Kaya nga laging paalala ng DepEd, ” live to your means”.
    Lets pray na sana maayos ang mga ganitong sistema… ( Evil triumps where “christians” and “religious” do nothing because of fear it will jeopardize their personal smooth comfortable life )

    1. The problem is sumusunod nga, at kapag majority ay sumunod at ilan ay ayaw mag contribute or share sya na Ang masama or marami ng maririnig na salita. Why not, Wala ng Ganitong utos. May canteen income naman dito nakuhain. Proud ako na sa school namin Wala ng ganyan.

  6. In our division, direktang kinukuha dun sa mooe namin dahil daw may visitor from the region at wla pang pangdrinks, whew!

  7. Di malinaw sa balita kung pinilit ba ang mga teachers or gusto nila.. Sa part ko, I will disagree.. Bakit ako ang gagastos para sa mga bisita ng school?

  8. Pwede rin naman na mag share voluntarily give and take lang naman .Sa school ko since konti lang kami saagot ko na lang minimal amount parang bumisita na rin sila sa bahay ko. Anyway bumibisita din ako sa ibang school.

  9. totoo naman po…pag may bisitang darating for evaluation and other purposes… may pakain na may pa meryenda pa at may pabaon pa…sarap di ba? kukuhanin kuno sa kantin pag sinabing walang budget…ABONO si titser

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