LAWMAKER PUSHES DISTANCE INCENTIVE ALLOWANCE FOR TEACHERS
ZAMBALES 1st District Representative Jefferson Khonghun filed a measure that seeks to provide a distance incentive allowance for public school teachers assigned to a city or municipality where he or she is not a resident.
In his House Bill 3322 or the proposed Distance Incentive Allowance for Public School Teachers of 2022, Khonghun wants an additional P2,000 monthly incentive allowance for public school teachers.
Meanwhile, a public school teacher assigned to a city or municipality in another province will be entitled an additional monthly incentive allowance of P4,000.
The lawmaker said that the proposed additional allowance aims to recognize the great sacrifice of public school teachers.
“The difficulty of having to immerse with the community therein, of having to leave the comforts of their own homes, and of having to risk their health and safety, warrants the provision of an additional allowance in order for them to continue on this mobile profession,” Khonghun said in his explanatory note.
He added that recognizing the sacrifices and accomplishments of teachers is appreciated but not enough with the increasing cost of living.