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Superb: One-range salary increase for teachers upon retirement

Superb: One-range salary increase for teachers upon retirement

A one-range salary increase for public school teachers is very important, especially if they have already left the profession. The retired teachers rely only on what they receive from the GSIS. An increase in compensation upon retirement is a teacher’s request to fully enjoy the GSIS retirement.

Although this one-range salary increase upon teachers’ retirement will not be enough to cover their regular check-ups, medications, and maintenance, the teachers are still hoping to enjoy this one-range salary increase. The elderly are already sick and in need of money to meet their needs. Therefore, teachers are urging the government and the GSIS to enhance teacher pay or implement the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.

When public school teachers retire, they will receive a one-range salary increase, which will be used to calculate their retirement compensation. Section 26 of Republic Act No. 4670, dubbed “The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers,” states:

Section 26: Increase in salary upon retirement. Public school teachers having fulfilled the age and service requirements of the applicable retirement laws shall be given a one-year salary range raise upon retirement, which shall be the basis of the computation of the lump sum of the retirement pay and the monthly benefits thereafter.

Followed by the DepEd Order No. 48, s. 1997 or the Guidelines in the implementation of the benefits arising from a one (1) salary grade increase for retiring public school teachers pursuant to RA 4670. This is the most awaited moment by the public school teachers, that they will be given one (1) salary grade increase upon retirement.

Teachers will benefit greatly from the one-range salary increase upon retirement, especially in this time of the pandemic, when everything is rising in price. Medicines are also costly; even the elderly can avail themselves of a senior citizen discount, but it is still costly for them. The price increase affects a large number of people who are jobless and have low-wage salaries. This R.A. should be implemented to assist retiring teachers in enjoying their remaining time on this earth.

The GSIS may benefit from the one-range salary increase upon retirement as well because if the retired teachers died, their monthly pension would cease and be returned to GSIS savings. Therefore, this one-range increase should be implemented immediately upon the teachers’ retirement. – Doki | Helpline PH

2 thoughts on “Superb: One-range salary increase for teachers upon retirement”

  1. The law is not an arm to oppressed the people but a shield against the oppress.
    Section 26. Salary Increase upon Retirement. Public school teachers having fulfilled the age and service requirements of the applicable retirement laws shall be given one range salary raise upon retirement, which shall be the basis of the computation of the lump sum of the retirement pay and the monthly benefits thereafter.
    Section 32. Penal Provision. A person who shall willfully interfere with, restrain or coerce any teacher in the exercise of his rights guaranteed by this Act or who shall in any other manner commit any act to defeat any of the provisions of this Act shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred pesos nor more than one thousand pesos, or by imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

    If the offender is a public official, the court shall order his dismissal from the Government service.

  2. Magna Carta was approved in 1966 but some provision was never implemented. (one salary grade high) instead they compute the average salary of Teacher retiring from service within 36 mos. or 3 years. Why the government allow it? Because the government will benefit?

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