Enhanced Magna Carta for public school teachers eyed

January 25, 2023 PS Jun M. Sarmiento 327 views

IN a virtual hearing of the Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization, and Professional Regulation presided by Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Wednesday, senators are looking to provide additional benefits and incentives to public school teachers – the largest group among civil servants.

Discussed during the hearing was the Teaching supplies Allowance Act filed by Revilla, Senators Eduard Sonny Angara, Jinggoy Estrada, and Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, which tackled additional benefits for teaching and non-teaching personnel in the public basic education and privileges for public school teachers that will amend Republic Act (RA) No. 4670 or the “Magna Carta for Public School Teachers” authored by Revilla.

“The lasting impact of our teachers in the lives and future of our children cannot be overemphasized. With their guidance, the wisdom of our children began to emerge. It is only fitting that we focus on the needs of our teachers because focusing enough attention on their well-being also means high esteem for the young people they shape and the future we look forward to,” Revilla said.

Reportedly under President Marcos Jr., public school teachers and DepEd (Department of Education) personnel will receive additional benefits and cash bonuses as a reward for their hard work and good performance in the coming months.