The Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday, June 21, confirmed that the early release of cash allowance for eligible teachers has been approved.

Undersecretary for Finance Annalyn Sevilla, said that Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones has ordered the early release and payment of the P5,000 cash allowance for teachers ahead of the start of School Year (SY) 2021-2022.

Citing Joint Circular No. 2, s. 2021 of DepEd and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Sevilla noted that the Education Secretary is authorized to determine an earlier schedule of the release of the cash allowance.

She also noted that the cash allowance increased from P3,500 in the previous years to P5,000 this year.

In a memorandum issued by Sevilla and Assistant Secretary for Finance Ramon Fiel Abcede on June 15, it was noted that Briones approved the release of the cash allowance starting June 15, 2021, ahead of the still to be determined school opening of SY 2021-2022.

Briones added that the this P5,000 cash allowance this year is only the “start of our support efforts for our teachers in preparation for the upcoming school year.”

With the help of Congress and stakeholders, Briones said that DepEd has “lined up more initiatives to ensure teachers’ welfare.”

Sevilla also reminded Implementing units that do not have available funds to request cash allocation from their DBM Regional Office counterparts.


DepEd Regional Offices were also “instructed to ensure that the allotment for the allowance will be processed and released to Schools Division Offices immediately.”


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