Briones: “Lahat ng entitlements ng ating mga teachers binibigay natin at tsaka timely.”
LEONOR BRIONES – The secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd) said that the benefits and compensation of teachers are being provided in a “timely” manner.
During the Laging Handa briefing on Tuesday, she claimed that there were no “shortcomings” in the provision of such benefits.
“Lahat ng entitlements ng ating mga teachers binibigay natin at tsaka timely ang pagbigay ng mga allowances at tsaka compensation na ito sa mga teachers. Wala tayong pagkukulang dito,” she said.
The Education secretary noted that the department is not behind in providing the benefits intended for teachers which also include the uniform and cash allowances.
“As far as we are concerned, five months kung maalala ninyo na hindi tayo nagbukas ng klase, five months naman na regular na natatanggap ng teachers ang kanilang benefits,” she said.
“Walang utang ang DepEd sa benefits ng mga teachers dahil alam naming mahalagang-mahalaga at kailangang-kailangan yan—bukas o sarado ang eskwelahan—benefits ng teachers. Pati yung uniform allowance, ina-ano na namin, inaayos,” she added.
Briones cited that “nasa teacher yan kung bibili siya ng bagong uniform o kuntento na siya sa dati nyang uniform pero ang pera ibibigay namin sa kanila.”