SENATORS TO TACKLE MEASURE PROVIDING FOR TEACHING SUPPLY ALLOWANCE
A MEASURE that seeks to provide teaching supply allowance to public school teachers was filed at the Senate.
Senate Bill 1964 or the Kabalikat sa Pagtuturo Act mandates the grant of a Teaching Supplies Allowance for the purchase of tangible or intangible teaching supplies and materials and for the implementation or conduct of various learning delivery modalities.
The bill was authored by Senators Ramon Revilla Jr., Robinhood Padilla, Sonny Angara, Christopher Lawrence Go, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Jinggoy Estrada, Mark Villar, Ronald dela Rosa, Sherwin Gatchalian, and Senate Majority Leader Joel Villanueva.
For School Year 2023-2024, P7,500 will be provided for each teacher. The allowance will increase to P10,000 for School Year 2024-2025.
At present, teachers are given a P5,000 supply allowance per year.
The allowance shall be automatically adjusted every three years to account for the changing prices of teaching supplies and materials. It will not be subject to income tax.