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13th month pay of teachers ready by May: DepEd

The 13th month pay for public school teachers will be ready for release by May 15 the Department of Education (DepEd) said Tuesday.

The DepEd is also processing the salaries of teachers for the month of May.

“Ang ating 13th month pay ay atin nang pinoproseso at ready na rin for release by May 15,” Education Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said in a virtual press briefing on Tuesday.

(Our 13th month pay is in process and ready for release by May 15.)

Salaries of public school teachers for the months of March and April meanwhile were released already.

Aside from this, Sevilla said DepEd is also processing performance-based bonuses, and was already released in some regions. A clothing allowance worth P6,000 was also given to all DepEd employees she said.

“Amin na rin pong inaasikaso iyong kanilang Performance Based Bonus at may mga regions na po na nakatanggap dito,” she said.

Sevilla explained that with the moratorium on loans, DepEd is finding ways to extend loan terms as assistance to teachers.

“Mangyayari po ay dadagdagan natin iyong loan term, hindi po sila mag-aalala na kailangang bayaran kaagad dahil kami na po ang mag-a-adjust,” she said.

“Ang inyo pong loan ay naka-encode sa aming database, sa ating salary at payroll database, ay kami po mag-e-extend nang loan term nito at nakausap na po natin lahat ng private lending institution at government financial institution na nakasama po o naka-accredit sa ating payroll database,” she added.

School activities and  classes in all levels have been suspended since March as the government cautioned against the spread of COVID-19.


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