Deped guar­an­tees fi­nan­cial aid for storm-hit teach­ers, per­son­nel

- Ma. Teresa Mon­temayor/pna Business · Society · Education · Department of Education · Bicol Region · Manila · Metro Manila · Philippines Department of Education

ED­U­CA­TION Sec­re­tary Leonor Mag­to­lis Bri­ones con­firmed on Tues­day that teach­ers and school em­ploy­ees se­verely af­fected by the se­ries of su­per ty­phoons will be pro­vided with fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

“I have di­rected all field of­fices, through their re­spec­tive re­gional di­rec­tors, to sub­mit lists of teach­ers and per­son­nel who were se­verely af­fected by the re­cent ty­phoons and flood­ing,” Mag­to­lis Bri­ones said in a statement.

The ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary af­firmed that of­fi­cials and staff from the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (Deped) Cen­tral Of­fice, re­gional of­fices and di­vi­sion of­fices made vol­un­tary dona­tions for ty­phoon vic­tims in Bi­col re­gion, Metro Manila, Cal­abar­zon and Ca­gayan Val­ley.

“We are also com­mit­ted to ex­pe­dite the process of ben­e­fits for our staff, and will fa­cil­i­tate smoother co­or­di­na­tion with cor­re­spond­ing agen­cies,” she stated.

Mag­tol is Br iones said the Deped is mak­ing head­way in help­ing its per­son­nel ob­tain calamity loans be­ing of­fered by the Gov­ern­ment Ser­vice In­surance Sys­tem, or GSIS, and other pri­vate lend­ing in­sti­tu­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to her, the depart­ment will pro­vide “prov­i­dent- fund emer­gency loans to...teach­ing and non­teach­ing per­son­nel who were af­fected by the ty­phoons.”

She said the Deped will also re­lease the year - end bonus,

equiv­a­lent to one- month salary and cash gift worth P5,000 for its per­son­nel.

“In ad­di­tion, funds have been down­loaded to pro­vide hy­giene kits, as well as con­duct cleanup drives and psy­choso­cial first aid to af­fected schools,” the sec­re­tary ex­plained. “We also en­gaged our ex­ter­nal part­ners to de­liver dona­tions di­rectly to schools.”

On Mon­day, Ed­u­ca­tion Un­der­sec­re­tary for Fi­nance An­na­lyn Sevilla re­vealed the depart­ment will re­lease ad­di­tional fund­ing for the re­pro­duc­tion or re­place­ment of dam­aged self- learn­ing mod­ules.

 ?? PNA ?? DEPART­MENT of Ed­u­ca­tion chief Leonor Mag­to­lis Bri­ones
PNA DEPART­MENT of Ed­u­ca­tion chief Leonor Mag­to­lis Bri­ones

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