Teachers to get higher pay under Train

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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.

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.

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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