Talisay, Carcar to get teachers from DepEd-A A +A
Monday, February 11, 2013
THE Talisay City Government expects to save millions of pesos in the next school year, as Rep. Eduardo Gullas (Cebu, first district) announced he was able to get 253 items for teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd).
Of the 253 items, 152 are for high school, 90 for elementary and 11 for kindergarten.
“Most of us are getting a bountiful harvest with the 253 items for teachers. We have to rejoice that I was able to get that allocation from Education Secretary Armin Luistro,” Gullas said.
In explaining why the Talisay City Government would save millions of pesos, Gullas said the 253 items will replace the locally-funded teachers who are receiving at least P8,000 a month under the Teachers’ Aide Volunteers (TAV) program.
The teachers under TAV program were hired to augment the undermanned public schools in the city.
Gullas said the locally-funded teachers will also be included in the DepEd payroll, which means that their salaries and other benefits will be doubled, and they can serve the education department until the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Apart from Talisay City, Gullas said, the city of Carcar would also get 126 items for teachers–28 for high school, 55 for elementary and 23 for kindergarten.
Gullas explained he was able to get such items from DepEd because of his support to Luistro in defending the House Bill for K12 program, which was passed by Congress late last year.
“During committee meetings, I was the only one supporting Luistro and K12. Brother Armin even thanked me of my support. He said that if it’s not for me, it (K12) would not be passed,” Gullas said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 11, 2013.