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Teachers to receive back-to-school P5k cash aid

August 19, 2022 - Friday 4:08 PM by Patricia Francia Lachica

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The Department of Education (DepEd) announced that it would provide P5,000 cash assistance to the teachers for the first day of face-to-face classes on Monday, August 22. 

“Sa pasukan, sa August 22, we will be giving our teachers yung tinatawag nating cash allowance na P5,000. This is just to augment and give them additional assistance doon sa mga kakailanganin nila sa pagbabalik-eskwela,” said DepEd Spokesperson Atty. Michael Wesley Poa. 

(On August 22, we will give our teachers a cash allowance of P5,000. This is just to augment and give them additional assistance with what they will need when going back to school)

Poa also clarified that expenses for chalks and other materials needed for teaching are separate and part of the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE).

“Lahat po ng teachers, makakatanggap. Ibababa po yan sa, I think, mga school division. I will confirm po, pero lahat po ay makatatanggap by August 22 nung P5,000 cash allowance. Yan po ay makatulong sa preparation din nila for the upcoming school year,” the spokesperson added. 

(All teachers will receive the aid. It will be brought to, I think, school divisions. I will confirm it, but everyone will receive the P5,000 cash allowance by August 22. That will also help them in their preparation for the upcoming school year)

The Department of Education has totaled 24,175 schools geared for the 5-day in-person classes for the school year 2022-2023. Meanwhile, 29,721 schools, or 51.8 percent, are up for blended learning.