/ 5 April 2021

PUBLIC school teachers and non-teaching employees will receive their clothing allowance for School Year 2021-2022 in April this year, the Department of Education said.

“We are truly committed to providing every necessary need of the teachers amid the Covid19 pandemic. The Department of Education always recognizes our teachers’ efforts and sacrifices to make sure that learners will be able to continue their education,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Each eligible personnel will receive P6,000.

The DepEd released a memorandum that contains guidelines on the new uniforms as well as details on their design.

The new designs, it added, “consider factors such as the general availability of the textile materials in the market, comfort and durability.”

The department said it will be lenient on those who will continue to use old uniforms.

“In consideration of the current crisis and the continuing implementation of the blended learning delivery and alternative working arrangements, School Year 2021-2022 shall be considered a ‘transition period’,” Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said.

“[This is] to provide ample time for employees to prepare for the new set of prescribed uniforms and will be lenient to personnel who will still opt to use the old uniform design,” she added.