PASAY CITY, January 27, 2024 — Emphasizing the agency’s commitment to give support to teachers to teach better, Vice President of the Philippines and Secretary of the Department of Education Sara Z. Duterte on Thursday formally signed the policy on the Immediate Removal of Administrative Tasks of Public School Teachers on Friday, 26 January.

A day after her second Basic Education Report, VP-Sec. Duterte delivered on her promise to remove administrative tasks from teachers and enable them to maximize their time in actual classroom teaching through DepEd Order No. 002, s. 2024.

“Let’s bring our teachers back to the classrooms,” Duterte stressed during the BER 2024.

“To ensure its effective implementation, along with the filling up of 5,000 administrative personnel for 2023 and another 5,000 administrative personnel for 2024, we will also be providing additional MOOE to enable our schools to hire the necessary administrative support staff,” she noted.

As transitory provision, the policy requires SDOs to immediately implement clustering strategies; deployment of administrative support personnel to clustered schools; immediate transfer of existing administrative tasks of teachers to school heads and non-teaching personnel; and hiring of administrative support personnel within a period not exceeding sixty (60) calendar days.

Additionally, DepEd will soon issue the Employee Welfare and Well-being policy guidelines for teachers.

“Sa ating mga mahal na guro at mga kawani, hindi po kami titigil sa paghahanap ng mga paraan at paglalatag ng mga polisiya upang tugunan ang mga isyu ukol sa net take-home pay ninyo,” Sec. Sara added.

Furthermore, DepEd will also establish a Calamity Fund for teachers, issue a policy on Teaching Overload Pay, and strive for the next budget to have ample allocation to provide overtime pay for teachers.

“We want to ensure that our teachers are rightfully compensated for hours of actual classroom teaching beyond the 6-hour limit provided under the Magna Carta for teachers,” she added.

DepEd also committed in raising the cap for service credits from 15 to at least 30 days.

For more information, read DepEd Order No. 002 s. 2024: