PASIG CITY, June 9, 2019 – Amid the clamor to increase the salary of public school teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) underscored that Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has already prioritized the expansion of the scope of employee welfare in her 10-Point Agenda when she assumed office in 2016.

As she continuously works to realize an equitable and sustainable salary increase that will benefit the Department’s 843,917 teachers, the Education chief has already pushed for initiatives and reforms that resulted in additional compensation and benefit for teachers.

The incentives and bonuses that an entry-level teacher (Teacher I) is able to receive every year, on top of the basic monthly salary, include:

Cognizant that the increased compensation and benefit are just one of the many improvements that the Department is determined to provide, the Secretary remains committed to promoting and improving the living and working conditions of both teaching and non-teaching personnel.