2017 is shining bright for the Philippines especially for peace and order, economy, and education aspect of development. The controversial President of the county has the guts and the courage, and even the determination to do it. And the fruits of such toil are visible.
The Change Is Here
Now the change has come. They have now felt the effect of change when President Rody Duterte started making big accomplishment of his election campaign programs, projects and promises. The change doesn’t only come but it has felt by the Filipinos and they are starting to enjoy it. The teachers in particular take a deep breath from the long-suffering they have had.
The Department of Education (DepEd) gets the lion’s share in this year’s budget with 25% increase as compared to last year’s.
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) informed that the DepEd would receive P543.2 billion to be spent on hiring 65,000 teachers and non-teaching positions, repair and construction of classrooms, purchase of basic educational facilities and textbooks, and science and mathematics equipment.
The permanent teachers can sing now the popular song of the Abba, “Money, Money, Money”. They would be receiving the second tranche of the fourth tranche budget for their salary hike and standardization. By the time that tranches are completed a teacher would be receiving a monthly salary of Php39,000 which more than enough for their subsistence.
Earlier, some teachers’ concern have created a teachers’ page in the social media to air their gripes and complaints, especially of their travail while teaching as underpaid workers doing copious tasks. They do it for the sake of extending a quality education to their learners though receiving less.
Before December 25, the teachers have received their performance enhancement incentive (PEI) of Php5,000.00. They also get their performance-based bonus (PBB) based on their accomplishment as high as Php35,000.00.
Now the 2017 has been approved by the president. More teaching opportunities are waiting for the qualified teacher-applicants. The DepEd needs more teachers for its full implementation of K-to-12 curriculum which started sometime in 2012.
All systems go for the attainment of K to 12 curriculum. Quality education is more likely to be achieved. Series of seminars and workshops are almost done for grade teachers and for the school heads for K-to-12 full implementation. Teaching materials, equipment and the like could now be provided. There is no reason to lag behind. There is no reason for the delay. There is no reason to pull back and get back to traditional teaching methods and instructions.
Are they ought to be happy now? What else the teachers want for the DepEd to provide?
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