Teachers call DEPED attention on delayed clothing allowance
The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) called the attention of the Department of Education (DepEd) following reports on the delay of the teachers’ clothing and uniform allowance this year. According to the group, teachers from all over the country are complaining about the said delay.
Benjo Basas, a Caloocan City teacher and the group’s chairperson said that their Facebook page and email are bombarded by reports from teachers in the provinces and even from Metro Manila.
Basas said that in some divisions or cities some schools have already received the allowance while others have not like in Caloocan, and Quezon City. Still, some schools have released the full amount of P5000 while others have only released P4000.
Clothing and uniform allowance (C/UA) is an annual incentive for all the civilian government employees in the amount of P4000, but this year the amount was increased to P5000 and was given an allocation under the general appropriations act.
The DepEd earlier clarified that there could possibly be two releases, one for P4000 and another for the remaining P1000 since they are coming from different sources.
“We are aware that due to some technicalities and the bureaucratic process, the release of these kinds of allowance may suffer delays” Basas said.
“However, we want to call the attention of the DepEd on the reports that some school officials are asking clearance requirement from teachers before the release of their allowance which actually theirs.”
The group reiterated that there is no requirement needed for the release of clothing and uniform allowance as long as the teacher is qualified under the DBM Budget Circular 2012-1 released last February 23 and effective immediately.
Reference: Benjo Basas, Chairperson, 0920-5740241/ 3853437
Teachers’ Dignity Coalition
“Unity of Teachers to Regain the Dignity of Teaching Profession”
SEC Registration Number: CN 2007-10645
117-C Matatag St., Bgy. Central, Quezon City
Hotline: (02)3853437 • Telefax (02)4350036 • Mobile: 0920-5740241/ 0920-4142614
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April 17, 2012
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