"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"

Friday, September 20, 2019

Public school teachers to receive World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit

PASIG CITY, September 20, 2019 – As a show of gratitude for the hard work and commitment to develop and nurture the country’s future leaders and nation builders, the Department of Education (DepEd) shall grant the World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) to all public school teachers who are in service at the Department as of September 30, 2019.

The WTDIB, in the amount of P1,000, shall be given to each entitled public school teacher not earlier than October 5 of this year. The incentive was made possible through DepEd Special Provision No. 12 under Republic Act No. 11260 (General Appropriations Act of Fiscal Year 2019, or “An Act Appropriating Funds for the Operation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines from January One to December Thirty-One, Two Thousand Nineteen and for Other Purposes).

Not eligible for the WTDIB are public school teachers who fall under any of the following circumstances: a. Those who are on absence without leaver (AWOL) as of September 30, 2019; b. Those who are no longer in service as of September 30, 2019; c. Those who are found guilty of any offense in connection with their work from September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019; and d. Those who will be hired after September 30, 2019.

The grant of WTDIB is part DepEd’s commitment to continuously seek, develop, and implement ways to improve the welfare of its personnel, especially teachers for their invaluable work and dedication to the profession.

This effort is pursuant to DepEd Order No. 26, series 2019, or “Guidelines on the Grant of World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit,” which can be accessed online at

Source : DepED, Manila

Friday, March 1, 2019

"Momo Challenge" a threat to school children.

PASIG CITY, February 28, 2019 –Consistent with its vision of zero tolerance against all forms of abuse, exploitation, discrimination, bullying, and other forms of violence against children, the Department of Education (DepEd) enjoins all parents to be more mindful and attentive to the digital activities of children especially in the wake of the so-called “Momo challenge” and other online challenges that reportedly lead to self-harm and suicide among the youth.
Parents and guardians are urged to maintain an open communication with their children, educate them about responsible online behavior, monitor what they access online, and help them understand that their parents and guardians are the foremost people they can trust about matters that make them feel uncomfortable, coerced, or unsafe.     

In school, the Department emphasizes with the learners that their online safety is just as important as their physical safety through age-appropriate and contextualized lesson plans that enable them to still appreciate the internet as a safe and enjoyable platform of learning.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

ARMM DepEd clarifies vacancies in teaching posts.

Some things need clarification: There are around 4,000 unfilled teaching and non-teaching posts that the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) government chose not to fill up. We lack the time it takes to assess the qualifications of the applicants for these posts.
Since we lack the time to make the necessary assessments of the applicants’ qualifications for these teaching posts, we will leave this up to the leadership of the new Bangsamoro government—as is proper. We trust that the new leaders of our autonomous region will make the best choices and fill up the remaining vacancies.
Teaching is a job that requires high levels of both knowledge and skill. It would be a disservice to both the teacher applicants and to the students of the Bangsamoro region if we rushed this process.
Meanwhile, we are dealing with a related issue. Some of the teacher applicants told us they paid people who collected fees to make arrangements for them. When we asked those teacher applicants for the names of these people who supposedly made arrangements for them to get jobs as teachers in ARMM for pay, the teachers refused to identify them. We do not deal with people outside the application process defined and guided by the law. We definitely do not encourage such practices.
Because they had made such arrangements outside of the correct process of selection for teachers under the ARMM guidelines, they expected to get jobs where vacancies were posted. Some of them may expect this because they are related to retired teachers who held those posts before them.
Teaching posts are not for sale.

"Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM sa masagana't mapayapa"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful ARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju ARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa ARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa ARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"