Teachers To Receive Higher Net-Take Home Pay and Allowances under TRAIN

Due to the government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, public school teachers can now expect a bigger net take-home pay and allowances beginning this year.  This was recently announced by the Department of Education (DepEd). For Teacher 1 or Salary Grade 11 without dependents, they will receive a gross basic salary of Php20,179 and a net take...

DepEd Lifts Temporary Ban on School Field Trips

The Department of Education has lifted the temporary ban on educational field trips with the issuance of new implementing rules and guidelines for off-campus activities for all public and private, elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Education Secretary Leonor Briones issued DepEd Order No. 66 series of 2017 last December 27 announcing the suspension of DepEd Memorandum No. 47 s. 2017...

2018 New Withholding Tax Rates Take Effect Today

Good news to start 2018! Today, the tax reform law which will impose withholding tax exemptions for employees earning up to Php 685 or Php 20,833 takes effect. The Bureau of Internal Revenue issued a memorandum on the revised withholding tax table. Under the revised table, all employees earning Php685 per day and below will be exempted from withholding tax...

How to Register, Verify and Reset Password for DepEd Email

According to Department of Education Memorandum No. 227, series of 2012, all permanent employees, including teachers should register a DepEd email account and use it for official correspondence. A DepEd employee can keep a personal email, but should strictly one’s official DepEd email account for work-related communications for security reasons. If you are having a hard time setting up your...

Tax-free 13th Month Pay, Incentives Raised to 90k by House, Senate

The tax-exemption cap of 13th month pay and other bonuses will be increased to Php 90,000 from Php Php 82,000 as agreed upon by the members of the bicameral conference committee on the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill. The said proposal will be finalized once the House and Senate have approved the bicam version of the measure,...

Former Teacher Now Lives as A Scavenger After Retirement

We imagine teachers living a good life after retirement. Some spend their time travelling or enjoying the fruit of their labor. However, one teacher from Cebu City chose to continue working as a scavenger after his career in education. Emmanuel Briones, 75 years old, or ‘Sir Maning’ to those who know him was once a math teacher in different public schools...

#WalangPasok: Special Declared Holiday in Selected Areas on Dec 5, 8, 11 and 19 2017

Selected areas in the Philippines have declared special non-working holidays on certain dates on December 2018. These proclamations are in lieu of celebration of local events. Malacañang declared that President Rodrigo Duterte proclaimed the local holidays through Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea. Here is the list of proclamations and corresponding areas and dates that declared local holidays. Take note that along with...

MMDA, LTFRB to Deploy Buses, Private and Gov Vehicles in Lieu of Transport Strike

On December 4 and 5, transport groups will have another nationwide strike in protest of the pending PUV modernization. The said announcement has prompted some local government unit to declare class suspension on the said date. To help commuters who will be affected by the said transport strike, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will offer free bus rides. Staging areas...

DepEd Reminds Teachers to Maximize Use of MOOE

It is a common knowledge that public school teachers cannot avoid paying some expenses or buying other necessities in order to make the delivery of education as smooth as possible. Education Secretary Leonor Briones urged all teachers to report expenses shelled out from their own personal money that should have been covered by the Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOEE). “You...

#WalangPasok: Class Suspension on December 4, 2017

Transport groups have set to conduct another strike on Monday and Tuesday, December 4 and 5 prompting some cities to suspend classes. Pinagkaisahang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) and the No To Jeepney Phaseout Coalition (NTJPC) will hold their 4th nationwide strike this year to protest the impending phaseout of old jeepneys in January 2018. The Department of...