Teachers may receive P5K to P35K in bonuses


The country’s nearly 600,000 public school teachers will likely receive their performance-based bonus (PBB) before the next school year starts in June.

Education Secretary Armin Luistro has issued the long-awaited guidelines on how teachers and the rest of the employees and officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) can avail themselves of the bonus, which ranges from P5,000 to P35,000.

The bonus will be computed based on the teachers’ respective schools’ performance and not on individual performance, according to DepEd Order No. 12 Series 2012 that Luistro signed on Feb. 28.

Government employees last year did not receive the full P10,000 yearend bonus that is traditionally given across the board to augment their Christmas bonus.

Under President Aquino’s Executive Order 80 s. 2012, issued last July 20, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) instead released only P5,000 as productivity-enhancement incentive, with the promise of a separate performance-based bonus.

The PBB will depend on individual performance and the performance of an employee’s agency, according to the DBM.

The DBM said the PBB would range from P5,000 for good-performing individuals in a good-performing agency to P35,000 for the best-performing individuals in the best-performing agencies.


The guidelines for determining the performance of agencies were released by a DBM-led interagency task force on Nov. 12, 2012.

Formed by Luistro on Jan. 18 last year, the task force was headed by Jesus Mateo, assistant secretary for planning, to formulate how to compute the PBB.

The task force has since conducted marathon hearings to speed up the release of the bonuses.

“For fiscal year 2012, there will be no individual forced ranking at the school level. Thus, the performance category of school-based performance review and evaluation shall determine the level of (bonus) that each employee will receive,” Luistro said in his order.

Three indicators

A school’s performance, meanwhile, will be measured by three indicators: National Achievement Test (NAT) results; dropout rate; and the school’s liquidation of its maintenance, operating and other expenses.

NAT is given to Grade 3 and Grade 6 pupils, and fourth-year high school students every year to measure the students’ mastery of core subjects.

Automatic for awardees

Teachers and other DepEd employees who received national awards last year such as those given by the Civil Service Commission, Metrobank Foundation and the National Literacy Awards will automatically receive the full bonus of P35,000.

Employees and officials, who were found guilty last year in administrative and criminal cases (except when the penalty is reprimand) and those who received a “below satisfactory” rating, are automatically disqualified from receiving the bonus.

Different criteria

The DepEd has set different performance criteria for officials and employees in the central, regional and division offices, and in attached agencies (except the Philippine High School for the Arts).

They will be evaluated based on the performance of their units and their individual performance.

Contractual and casual employees, who have an employer-employee relationship with the DepEd, will also be eligible for bonus.

Employees of DepEd as of Nov. 30, 2012, with at least four months of service are eligible for the bonus.

The guidelines will take effect as soon as DepEd is approved as an agency eligible to receive the PBB, according to Luistro.


The education secretary has ordered all schools to submit by March 27 the computations of the bonuses for teachers and all school-based employees.

For division, regional and central offices, the deadline is April 3.

The computations will be submitted on April 12 to the DepEd’s Executive Committee for approval, and will be forwarded to the DBM by April 17 for funding and implementation.

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  • richard ortega

    good for the teachers…. sana huwag lagyan ng kulay ng mga opposition ang bagay na ito. pero ang UNA pa at mga kampi ni gloria mananahimik dito.

  • jdelacruz13

    good for them … very deserving people . sana huwag pasukan ng corruption kundi baka kahit singko  wala makita ang mga teachers .

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

    rewards based on performance is the best policy as long as the people handling the evaluation/assessment are honest.  


    Estorbot (estoryang daghang botbot). We were promised to be given PBB if we were to accomplish our targets but despite surpassing our targets and doing so in the earliest time possible, anong nangyari? Inisnab yung ahensya namin. Land patents on agricultural lands iyong performance indicators namin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XIJY2MSBTT7VT256PTE7VDEFPM JOJIE

    Delayed lang yan para sa election. Sa April malapit sa May na yan ibibigay para may ma alala pa sila sa election. Galing naman ni Abad. 

  • pedronimo

    A teacher’s bonus is a bonus to an individual not to the school he works for, The scheme is unfair because if a hard-working devoted teacher happens to serve in a poor-performing school, he gets no bonus. Samakatuwid, sa dami ng mga requisitas huwag na lang magbigay ng bonus ng parehas ang labanan.

  • disqus_EWrSdjV1nv

    this is vote buying. besides. may pera kayo ganyan kalaki tapos namimiga ang gobyerno ng buwis na sobra sobra?

    mala Enrile rin pala ang grupo ni noy2.

    birds of the same feather are the same birds.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FNBBNCCS7FK4K6ZEMT2XMEN5JQ RAMONS

    mga teacher  wag kayong maniwala sa pakulong ito ng palasyo. paraan itp para iboto niyo ang team penoy. drawing lang ito (salita pala).

  • etomacq

    Last year pa pala dapat binigay yan…  Tapos ipamumudmud bago ang election?? Garapalan na talaga.

    Ginipit ang mga guro last year para lang sa pamumulitika ng gobyerno.

  • buhi

    Walang dapat ikatuwa ang mga teachers, cgurado ako 5k EACH lng ang ibibigay ng dbm sa DEPED. Parehas lng naman last 2011, malapit na election kya timing d ba? wag nyo na kming gagohin na mga taga DEPED. Kala nyo sa mga taga DEPED BOBO?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UAABFPUE5ZKBXOAGLWL6POGWU joel genese

    Kalokohan yan. At malaking katarantaduhan. Ang mga mabibigyan ng 35k ay yung nasa managerial level. Malamang 5k lang sa mga teachers. Ganun din sa ibang govt agencies. Ang mga workforce ay hindi pinapayagang magka grade ng mas mataas sa 95% kaya papaano sila makakakuha ng 35k. Ang mga opisyal lang ang pwedeng magkaroon ng performance grade na 95%. Hindi daw pwede na yung grade ng mas mababa ang posisyon ay mas mataas kesa sa boss nya. At saka may certain percentage lang ang makakakuha ng 35k. Kaya kung clerk ka, suntok sa buwan na makuha mo yung 35k.

  • Kent Mike San Juan

    This is bad for it promotes competitions amongst ourselves in the public academe. Mr. president if you have the guts to just read this, this is not right. why dont you concentrate na lang on improving our system. yung bonus namin ok na yun, wala namang problema binawasan mo pa. di naman kami humihingi ng dagdag binawasan mo pa. sino ba talagang boss mo?

  • jinx

    What? Performance bonuses are now based on a school performance in general and NAT performance in particular?  How do they conduct the test?  Because some schools don’t play fair. I heard incidents where the teacher monitors give the answers outright to the student examinees, haha.  And what if your school is in the middle of a squatter;s area where students’ only reading material at home is Bandera and Tiktik?  This is a BAD idea.  Why don’t they just give the money equally irrespective of location, rank, and status?  And then set aside some funds for teacher overtime(This is unheard of in our public schools).  What I mean is that absences among teachers are rampant in public schools.  Let other teachers take over their classes and pay them overtime for that.     

  • Serom

    Too much ado about trivial benefits.  Individual performance assessment of teachers or of individuals for that matter has never been objective since time immemorial.  Certainly, this will be a cause of rancor among them and their supervisors.  There are favorites and non-fovorites.  Why not give them equal amounts?

  • nakatutok

    ganda ng timing…sa June pa daw…paano kung semplang ang Team Pinoy sa May election?? malamang semplang din ang bonus niyo!!!

  • zaroy

    kung gusto nyo mamigay-mamigay kayo ng pareho di ung base sa individual performance, tama nga si serom oo may mga paborito at hindi paborito, maraming mga sipsip kainis pantay pantay na lang at walang gulo, tignan nyo pag di pareho yan maraming mag mumura sa kinauukulan kung sino ang pasimuno ng pbb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sabagay alang namamatay sa mura pero naman pantay pantay na bigay para di mag wala mga tao…………………

  • Serom

    This is bad as there has been widespread rumors that the NAT is being cheated so that a particular school would look good.  This will not promote performance but promotes cheating actually.  Better stop this practice.

  • Lorebea Tamparong

    HANEP!!! kaya pala ang tagal binigay… ngayon malinaw na ang lahat… dalawa lang ang POSIBLENG MANGYARI… pag binigay to before election, tiyak MALAKI ang tatanggapin ng mga employees para malaki rin ang makukuhang boto ng mga TEAM PNOY!!! ngunit pag itoy binigay after election, nakadepende sa resulta ng election ang matatanggap ng mga employees…pag maraming TEAM PNOY ang mananalo, malaki-laki rin ang matatanggap…pero pag maraming matatalo, lagot kayong mga employees kayo…HE HE HE…ITO ANG TUWID NA DAAN…at kayo ang BOSS ni PNOY…!!!!! pero sa aking palagay ibibigay nila ito bago mag halalan para siyempre pampalubag loob sa mga kawawang pulubing mga kawani ng gobyerno…TSK..TSK…TSK…wla talagang utak itong si PNOY…sa ginawa niyang ito, mas lalo niyang biniBWISIT ang mga sasama sana sa kanyang TUWID NA DAAN…O ALAM NA NATIN HA MGA KAPATID, KAPAMILYA AT KAPUSO ang gagawin natin sa darating na halalan…PINAGHINTAY tayo ng matagal sa bonus na ito dahil sa kanilang pansariling interest…ABANGAN NYO TEAM PNOY ang resbak naming mga government employees ngayong election!!!!

  • Horst Manure

    Waste of money you would be better spending the money on upgrades of school’s and equipment, helping those who can’t afford to go to school, from what I see not many have/had an education and if it was not for the calculator on mobile’s many would not be able to do simple maths. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    Isa eto sa mga sign pag malapit na ang halalan.

  • Jolly Bee

    wow… ang swerte naman.. ang laki ah.. obviously, malapit na ang election… hayan namimigay nalang.. maraming nagugutom sa pinas!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

      Kung marami pong nanagugutom sa Pilipinas hindi po iyan kasalanan ng ating mga teachers. Dalawa lang po yan, maraming magnanakaw(CORRUPT) sa kaban ng bayan O TAMAD ANG MGA TAO AT ERRESPONSABLENG MAMAYAN AT BOTANTE!

    • ed_nique

      this is something they used to receive in December.

      do think it’s beneficial to the government to withhold it till election time? do you think government employees (not only teachers) were happy when they did not receive this in December? do you think those who do not qualify will be happy?

  • jan_piter

    Pag walang election kinakaltasan ang bonus ng mga teachers, mgayong may election dinagdagan..ahhh..walang pinag-kaiba sa nakaraang presidente..LOL!!!!!!!

    • ed_nique

      what election related bonus did GMA give to government employees?

  • Jolly Bee

    i agree mr. jan.. yan ang pinoy!


  • Jolly Bee

    i agree mr jan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    What so ever the motive, I prefer to say PLEASE RELEASE AND INCLUDE IN THEIR MARCH SALARY. THANK YOU, BOW! Wala po akong kapamilyang teacher but I learned to appreciate for the goodness to others.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BL2GYU35SO6HTJUEAUTXS3QFYM George Lapulapu

    At PhP 5,000 Pesos for 600,000 teachers that is 3 Billion pesos.

    At PhP 350,000/classroom, a total of 8,500 classroom can be built, repaired or rehabilitate

    ..is giving teachers bonus the best use of government funds? what is the quality of our graduates now that the teachers are given bonus?

    ..just wondering….

    • prince_janus

       That’s correct! Why not use the fund to build school buildings in the affected Typhoon Pablo victims.

      • prince_janus

         Ayusin muna yung pagtuturo ng mga kabataan natin. Yung iba diyan pinapabayaan lang yung mga kabataan. Nagtatapos na walang alam.

    • http://www.lifeinsuranceph.com/ Life Insurance Philippines

      I’m not sure if the article is correct in implying that all 600,000 teachers will receive a bonus. It says that P5,000 goes to good teachers in good schools, and P35,000 to the best teachers in the best schools. Ergo, there are schools that are not so good, and all the teachers in those schools will not receive bonuses.

  • ed_nique

    The PBB will depend on individual performance and the performance of an employee’s agency, according to the DBM.

    The DBM said the PBB would range from P5,000 for good-performing individuals in a good-performing agency to P35,000 for the best-performing individuals in the best-performing agencies.

    The guidelines will take effect as soon as DepEd is approved as an agency eligible to receive the PBB, according to Luistro.


  • Mike Henry French

    Another hoax spreading. Dont let the teachers hope for nothng. The determination of PBB is ‘school based” How would expect a principal giving bonus to teachers bigger than what shell receive? hahaha funny

  • ed_nique

    this EO, issued on 30 July 2012, not only affects deped employees (BTW, not all are teachers) but all government employees.
    this PBB is supposed to be earned … not all government employees are qualified to receive it.
    government agencies “fiscal year” ends in december. if an agency can conduct their evaluation by the end of January and DBM reviews and approves it by February, then the qualified agency employees might receive this PBB the earliest by March.
    the problem in deped is that a school year starts in June and ends around March of the following year. given the same procedure of evaluation, review, approval and payment those qualified can receive this bonus around July! 

    quite a change for something they used to receive in December of previous years.

  • paulmart

    There is only one purpose of this PBB. Buying votes of the teachers and their families. Malapit na ang election so dapat naman may matatangap na bonus, to attract their votes. This is vote buying in disguise as Performance bonus.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    DBM PBB is just one way of politicizing the distribution of bonus.  Many undeserving received bonuses and many good performing employees were ignored, because it was the immediate superiors’ choice of who’s who to be given.
    Evaluation has been very subjective under the Matuwad Na Daan.  Teachers have been multi-tasking and lacking, who would be the evaluator…it’s the yellow leaning immediate supervisors.


    How about State U’s under CHED?

  • http://www.facebook.com/renester.suralta Renester Suralta

    Funny criteria: NAT results when not all students be given the exam; Drop out, that’t beyond the teacher’s control when poverty hits the family; MOOE that depends on school administrator not the common teachers.

  • Philcruz

    Performance based bonuses are the way to go especially when the teachers are one of the better paid government employees now unlike before. To whom much is given, much is expected. It will winnow the poor quality ones from the nest.

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