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Teachers to get higher pay under Train

/ 07:04 AM January 08, 2018

Public schoolteachers will receive a bigger net take-home pay and allowances beginning this month as a result of the government’s Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Act, according to the Department of Education (DepEd).

In a statement issued on Friday, the DepEd said a Teacher 1 (Salary Grade 11) without dependents and has a starting basic salary of P19,620 used to take home P17,220.86, inclusive of Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (Pera), under the 2017 tax schedule.

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With the TRAIN law implementation and the third tranche of the Salary Standardization Law of 2015 in effect, a Teacher 1 is expected to receive a gross basic salary of P20,179 and  a net take-home pay of P20,012.89, inclusive of Pera.

This amounts to a total net increase of 16.21 percent or P2,792.03 per month, the DepEd said.

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Moreover, the department said the teachers’ annual “chalk allowance” saw an increase from P2,500 to P3,500.

Teachers’ clothing allowance also increased from P5,000 to P6,000. —Jerome Aning

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