MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) announced on Thursday that in celebration of National Teachers’ Month, teachers in public schools will receive a cash incentive of one thousand pesos (P1,000).
At a media briefing, DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa informed that the agency would continue to give the incentive the same way as the previous administrations.
Last September 6, DepEd held a kick-off ceremony for Teachers’ Day, which is regularly celebrated until October 6.
Poa also indicated that another event is scheduled for October 5.
He also cited how important it is for teachers to care for their students and promised that the agency would do its best to meet their needs.
“Hindi po tayo mapapagod na makinig sa kanilang hinaing. Hindi man natin mabibigyan ng resolusyon overnight, over the next few weeks, [pero] talagang adhikain po natin sa Department of Education na matugunan iyong kanilang mga suliranin.”DepEd Spokesperson Michael Poa
(We won’t get tired of listening to their complaint. We may not be able to resolve them overnight or over the next few weeks, but we at the Department of Education are really advocating to address their problems.)
“Hopefully, we can provide them po, at the end of our term, ng isang more conducive teaching environment,” he added.