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Legislator calls for higher Clothing Allowance for public school teachers

25 January 2012 8 Comments

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio is calling on the Department
of Education to grant a P1,000 increase in the Clothing Allowance of
public school teachers and other employees of the department.

In a letter to DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro, Tinio pointed out that
the General Appropriations Act of 2012 (Republic Act 10155) authorizes
government agencies to use their budget to provide their employees
with a “uniform or clothing allowance” of not more than P5,000 each
per annum. “This is one thousand pesos more than in previous years,”
he noted.

The Clothing Allowance is an annual allotment given to government
employees, including public school teachers, for the purchase of the
official uniforms required by their respective agencies. It is usually
released in the first quarter of the year.

“We would like Secretary Luistro’s clear and categorical commitment
that public school teachers and non-teaching personnel will receive
the full amount of P5,000 as their Clothing Alllowance this year, in
accordance with the 2012 General Appropriations Act,” said Tinio.

The legislator added that the increase in Clothing Allowance is “much
needed, given the general increase in the cost of goods and services
in the past few years.”

Tinio explained that with over half a million public school teachers
and personnel in its employ, the Deped would need at least P500
million to fund the increase in Clothing Allowance. “We are confident
that Secretary Luistro and his team can come up with the necessary
funds from their appropriations as well as from savings. Our teachers
and non-teaching personnel deserve a higher Clothing Allowance no less
than the employees in other government agencies.” #

  • abfrayle-9

    “A teachers’ work is never done….” so goes the sayiiing.

    • Jjlcap

      it depends…

  • I am agreed. This is their right to increase allowances in the current situation of economic downfall and continuously increasing in prices.

  • Lucinarwin

    kailan ba talaga ibibigay yang clothing allowance namin.! tagal naman yan.! maliit nga lang pinatatagal pa nila.ano ba yan, new generation na tayo!

    • Anonymous

      Dear Sir/Madame,

      Dapat po ay natanggap na ng mga guro ang kanilang clothing allowance sa buwan ng Marso 2012.

      Ms. JR Rodriguez
      Admin Staff