MANILA — The Department of Education (DepEd) is releasing the 2013 Performance Based Bonus (PBB) of teachers and other DepEd employees starting this month until early November, this year.
In an interview with the Philippines News Agency, DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonisito Umali said that the release is ongoing and will continue until Nov. 2.
According to DepEd, around 600,000 teachers and non-teaching personnel of DepEd would receive their bonuses within the said period.
An amount of Php5 billion has been allocated by the DepEd for the bonuses of all public school teachers and non-teaching personnel.
As for the delay of the PBB release, Umali said that the DepEd had to “check on all the ratings” of schools and teachers relative to the PBB criteria such as the school’s drop-out rate, national achievement test (NAT) performance and the disbursement of school’s funds as the bases of school’s performance, which has also become the basis of individual teacher’s performance.
Aside from that, Umali said that the DepEd also “classified schools as small, medium and big” and computed the amount of bonus to be released for the teachers corresponding to the formula designed by the department prior to the release of teachers’ bonuses.
The PBB varies from Php5,000 to a maximum of Php35,000 depending on the individual employee’s and the agency/office’s performance rating. It is one of two incentives under Executive Order No. 80 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III in July 2012.
Another incentive signed is the productivity enhancement incentive (PEI) which amounts to Php5,000 and is given to all the employees and officials of the government.
Umali noted that previously, a one-time PEI amounting to Php10,000 is only given by the government to teachers and government employees, but with the said Executive Order, they can now receive more than Php10,000.
Meanwhile, DepEd Assistant Secretary Jesus Mateo said that all DepEd employees will receive their bonuses on the said period “depending on the completeness in the submission of requirements.” For the school divisions, they are required to submit liquidation reports of the maintenance and operating expenses, national achievement test, and governance condition transparency.
“All DepEd employees will receive their bonuses between this month and next month depending on the completeness in the submission of requirements,” Mateo said.