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Teachers demand a memorandum from DepEd on promised higher Clothing Allowance for public school teachers

27 February 2012 18 Comments


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. ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio called  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 increase in our clothing allowance is much needed, given the general increase in the cost of goods and services these days, Ms France Castro, Secretary-general of Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said.

In a recent dialogue led by ACT  with officials of DepEd -National Office, they assured  public school teachers that the P1,000 increase in clothing allowance will be granted. He clarified further that, teachers will initially receive the original P4,000 allotment. The increase of P1,000 will be given during the next school year (2012-2013). They will  also prepare a formal announcement regarding this  matter though a memorandum.

“The verbal assurance is a welcome note, but DepEd must issue the memorandum ASAP,” Ms France Castro pointed out. 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.”

  • Ghlez_dar07

    kaylan po ba ibibigay yung clothing allowans sa mga teachers sa NCR?

    • Anonymous

      Dear Ma’am,

      Dapat po ay maibigay na ito sa mga teachers before March ends.

      Ms. JR Rodriguez
      Admin Staff

      • Calauan Laguna

        dito sa calauan, laguna until now wala p din ung clothing allowance. Is this mean the local government of laguna is holding the clothing allowance? CAuse according to you the allowance should be released 2 weeks ago?

    • Anonymous

      Dear Ma’am,

      Bago po matapos ang buwan ng Marso.

      • Energetic_ph

        bakit po ganun d2 s marilao bulacan wla pa din clothing??? :(

  • Nisleynad_7830

    expedite the increase ASAP!

  • Nisleynad_7830@yahoo.com

    nagbigay na po ba ng PEI? D2 s district ng sison wala pa po…

  • Jamesbongcawil

    dito sa lanao del norte?? ewan ko ba di pa ibigay… no exact reasons given from division office.

    • Anonymous

      Dear Sir/Madame:

      UPDATE on Clothing Allowance: Cong.Antonio Tinio,ACT Teachers partylist, relayed that during his conversation with Usec. Varela of DepEd, the Usec informed him that the P4,000 for the Uniform/Clothing Allowance is already with the Regional Offices. The additional P1,000 is with the DBM, with DBM releasing it when the Regional/Division Offices have complied with the submission of their Budget Reports.

      Thank you.

      Ms. JR Rodriguez
      Admin Staff

  • Lucinarwin

    kailan ba talaga ibibigay ang clothing allowance?

    • Anonymous

      Dear Sir/Madame:

      UPDATE on Clothing Allowance: Cong.Antonio Tinio,ACT Teachers partylist, relayed that during his conversation with Usec. Varela of DepEd, the Usec informed him that the P4,000 for the Uniform/Clothing Allowance is already with the Regional Offices. The additional P1,000 is with the DBM, with DBM releasing it when the Regional/Division Offices have complied with the submission of their Budget Reports.

      Thank you.

      Ms. JR Rodriguez
      Admin Staff

  • Lucinarwin

    april na . bakit wala pa?

    • Anonymous

      Dear Sir/Madame:

      UPDATE on Clothing Allowance: Cong.Antonio Tinio,ACT Teachers partylist, relayed that during his conversation with Usec. Varela of DepEd, the Usec informed him that the P4,000 for the Uniform/Clothing Allowance is already with the Regional Offices. The additional P1,000 is with the DBM, with DBM releasing it when the Regional/Division Offices have complied with the submission of their Budget Reports.

      Thank you.

      Ms. JR Rodriguez
      Admin Staff

  • Rrbravo_6c

    bakit d2 po sa nueva ecija wla prin po ung clothing allowance ng mga teachers eh kalagitnaan na po ng april

    • Anonymous

      Dear Sir/Madame:

      UPDATE on Clothing Allowance: Cong.Antonio Tinio,ACT Teachers partylist, relayed that during his conversation with Usec. Varela of DepEd, the Usec informed him that the P4,000 for the Uniform/Clothing Allowance is already with the Regional Offices. The additional P1,000 is with the DBM, with DBM releasing it when the Regional/Division Offices have complied with the submission of their Budget Reports.

      Thank you.

      Ms. JR Rodriguez
      Admin Staff

  • Lonecarlos

    anu po ba yung MO na narerecieve ng mga taga mindanao? thanks

  • Jocelyn B. Mina

    good day! how many months in service po bago ma entitled sa clothing allowance ang isang teacher. Hindi po kasi ako nakatanggap ng clothing allowance dahil wala pa daw po akong one year in permanent position. I had my permanent status last June 1,2012.