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Liham ni Rep. Antonio L. Tinio sa mga Dep Ed Division Superintendent kaugnay sa contractual and volunteer teachers.

10 February 2013 6 Comments

January 2013

The Superintendent
Department of Education

Dear Superintendent

Greetings from ACT Teachers Party-List!
Since taking office in Congress as party-list representative for ACT Teachers in 2010, I have made the plight of the growing number of contractual and volunteer teachers in our public schools one of my priority concerns. According to recent data from the Department of Education, there are over 49,000 locally-paid contractual teachers and over 23,000 volunteer kindergarten teachers nationwide. They receive substandard pay, are denied benefits, and enjoy no security of tenure, even though the vast majority possess the same qualifications and perform the same work as nationally-paid teachers. The only solution to their plight is their regularization as teachers employed by DepEd.
In this regard, I first introduced Special Provision No. 8 (“Regularization of Contractual and Volunteer Teachers”) under the budget of the DepEd in the General Appropriations Act for the Fiscal Year 2012 (R.A. 10155). I have successfully introduced a similar provision in the General Appropriations Act for the Fiscal Year 2013 (R.A. 10352).
For your information and guidance, please note that Special Provision No. 9 (“Priority in the Hiring of Teachers”) of the DepEd budget in the 2013 GAA mandates all appointing officers of the Department of Education to prioritize the hiring of qualified contractual and volunteer teachers:
9. Priority in the Hiring of Teachers. In the hiring of new teachers, whether to fill unfilled or newly created positions, priority shall be given to qualified contractual and volunteer teachers, whether employed by the DepEd or the local government units: PROVIDED, That the number of years of actual teaching experience shall be given sufficient weight in the hiring of these qualified contractual and volunteer teachers. [R.A. 10352, Official Gazette, p. 116]
Needless to say, this special provision has the full force and effect of law, and supersedes any DepEd order, memorandum, or policy not consistent with its letter and spirit.
As the DepEd embarks on the hiring teachers for at least 61,510 new teaching items for School Year 2013-2014, we hope that Special Provision No. 9 will make a difference in the lives of long-suffering contractual and volunteer teachers.
We hope that your office can provide us with updates on the implementation of Special Provision No. 9.

Para sa guro at bayan,

ANTONIO L. TINIO

  • clares guminigin

    God bless you! Thanks for working for the benefit of public school teachers! Backing you with prayers!

  • CHELON D. EGOY

    sana po makakuha na po ako nang item kasi mahigit 5 taon na akong nag volunteer na walang sahod, sana matulungan nyo po ako,TAGA AGUSAN PO AKO.BAYUGAN CITY DIVISION.

    • Act Caraga

      hello po. Elementary o Secondary Teacher ka ba? may 79 items slot po ang Bayugan NCHS kung secondary ka apply na.

    • admin

      Kayo po dapat ang priority under the special provision 9 of general appropriation act “regularization of qualified contractual and volunteer teachers”

      ” 9. Priority of hiring of teachers. In the hiring of teachers whether to fill unfilled or newly created positions, priority shall be given to qualified contractual and volunteer teachers, whether employed by the Dep Ed or the local government units: PROVIDED, That the number of years of actual teaching experience shall be given sufficient weight in the hiring of these qualified and contractual teachers and volunteer teachers. (RA 10352 Official Gazette, p 116)

      Lumihan na po kami sa lahat ng SDS upang gamiting guide ang nasabing pobisyon.

      April Val C. Montes
      Chief of staff

  • concerned citizen

    I been working as a Volunteer Teacher sa gradeschool at Kindergarten for more many years now ilang taon na lang 10 years na akong puro voluntary ang serbisyo ,pero di pa din mahire dahil Palakasan system o Pardeno system po nangyayari dito sa amin ,kung sino malapit kay Mayor o di kaya kay Congressman at kay District Supervisor o sa Division head , sila po and mas nauuna , plus kailangan pong maglagay sa District Supervisor dito sa Borongan East! bakit hinahayaan na lang ang ganitong sestema ng ating Gobeyerno! Tuldukan na po ninyo ito !Please maawa na po kayo sa mga Volunteers!!!

    • act_teachers

      under General Appropriation ACT
      o GAA 2013 special provision no 9,
      priority in hiring ang mga
      matagal ng volunteer teacher na
      LET passer. Kaya lang po dyan
      sa division ng Eastern kailangan
      po ng endorsement ni cong. kaya
      palakasan ang nagiging sistema.