PASIG CITY,  June 9, 2019 –  As the salaries of school teachers steadily increase from 1989 to present, the Department of Education (DepEd) ensured that it is continuously working with government agencies and stakeholders to ensure the teachers’ personal and professional growth under the expanded employee welfare of the 10-Point Agenda of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones.

Aside from the increased compensation and benefit, public school teachers are accorded 15-25% of their basic salary as hardship allowance and a maximum of 25% of their basic salary as honorarium for teaching overload. Some local government units (LGUs) also give additional incentives to teachers from their general fund.

Recognizing the need to provide teachers with opportunities for individual and career development, the Department maintained that it is continuously finding ways and means to improve the teachers’ work conditions, to ensure that they do not stay in the same career level until they retire, and to unburden them of ancillary tasks by requesting the Department of Budget and Management for non-teaching personnel in schools, among others.