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Update on the Release of teachers’ P5K cash allowance for SY 2021-2022

 Education Secretary Leonor Briones has allowed the early release of the P5,000 Cash Allowance (CA) to eligible teachers even before the School Year (SY) 2021-2022 officially starts.

The eligible classroom teachers will receive a P5,000 cash allowance is intended for the purchase of teaching supplies and materials, tangible or intangible; for the conduct of various modes of learning, internet, and other communication expenses; and for their annual medical examination expenses.

Update on the Release of teachers’ P5K cash allowance for SY 2021-2022

DepEd Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla, in a Facebook post on Thursday, June 17, confirmed this and posted a copy of OUF Memorandum 2021-0412 or the “Advisory on the Processing and Payment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Cash Allowance to Teachers.”

Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla mentioned that the date of the opening of classes is important for the release of the Cash Allowance.

“Importante po na magkaroon tayo ng desisyon kung kailan yung susunod na school year calendar dahil ihahanda din po namin sa finance ang pagbibigay ng cash allowance para sa ating mga guro. Last year, it is P3500, but this year this is now P5000.  Also there is transportation and teaching aid allowance for our Alternative Learning Service teachers.” Usec. Sevilla said.

“The P5,000 cash allowance for implementing units of the Department which have available cash allocation may be now released/paid to eligible teachers,” Sevilla said in the said memorandum dated June 15, 2021.

Citing DBM and DepEd Joint Circular No. 2 s. of 2021, Sevilla explained that the cash allowance “shall be given to entitled public school teachers not earlier than the start of every school year (SY), as stipulated in annual issuance of the School Calendar, or as may be decided by the Education Secretary or his/her designated authority in cases of emergency situations.”

Source: deped

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