The Department of Education (DepEd) will give the World Teachers ‘ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) to all public school teachers who are in duty in the Department as from 30 September 2019, to express its appreciation for the hard work and dedication to building and nurturing the future leaders and country makers of the country.
Each licensed teacher of the public school shall be provided the WTDIB in the sum of P1000, not before 5 October of this year. This support was created possible by the DepEd Special provisions no. 12 in accordance with Republic Act no. 11260 (General Appropriations of the Fiscal Year 2019 or “A Law Appropriating Funds from 1 January to 29 January and other purposes to operate in accordance with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines).
Public school teachers who are subject to any of these conditions are not qualified for the WTDIB:
Those without leaver (AWOL) are absent from 30 September 2019;
Those who have ceased to work by 30 September 2019;
Those convicted of any crime related to their job during the period from 30 September 2018 to 30 September 2019; and
Those who are employed after 30, 2019.
The WTDIB grant forms part of DepEd’s commitment to constantly seeking, developing and implementing methods of improving the social welfare of its staff and in particular educators for their invaluable job and practice.
The Department of Education has released DO 017 s. 2019 also known as Guidelines on the Provision and Use of Official Mobile Phones, Postpaid Lines and Prepaid Loans. This DepEd Order can be downloaded here, published last 18 July 2019.
The use of ICT equipment such as mobile phones is essential in carrying out the diverse tasks and responsibilities in workplaces especially in DepEd. Mobile phones complemented with provision on postpaid lines and prepaid loads allow the DepEd officials and other personnel concerned to have immediate communication with clients and stakeholders, and enable them to respond to time-sensitive issues and concerns.
This policy aims to rationalize and regulate the provision and use of mobile phones, postpaid lines and prepaid loads for authorized regular DepEd officials and personnel concerned at the Central Office, Regional offices, Schools Division Offices and public schools.
This provision shall not be treated as allowance, but as an expense subject to reimbursement or liquidation procedure requiring submission of the corresponding billing statements and/or official receipts.
The postpaid line and prepaid load shall be provided to officials, and to other personnel holding regular positions in the DepEd agency staffing pattern who have been duly designated by the competent authorities to perform the duties and responsibilities as Officers-in-Charge of such positions.
The authorized/eligible recipients and their maximum monthly provision for the postpaid line and prepaid load are as follows:
Office and Position
Monthly Ceiling (Php)
Assistant Division Chief
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Secretary – Proper
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Undersecretary
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Assistant Secretary
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Director
Regional Director (RD)
Assistant Regional Director
Education Program Supervisor
Allowable provision for other RO personnel authorized by the RD
School Division Office
School Division Superintendent
Assistant School Division Superintendent
Education Program Supervisor
Public Schools District Supervisor
Allowable provision for other SDO personnel authorized by the SDS
Upkeep of Mobile Phone Units
The eligible recipient shall exercise due care in the use of the DepEd-issued mobile phone unit.
In cases where the unit needs to be repaired, the official or personnel concerned shall directly proceed to the service provider for the repair of the unit.
All expenses for the repair and maintenance of the DepEd-procured and issued mobile phone unit that are not covered by the warranty shall be on personal account of the eligible recipient.
Disposal of DepEd-issued mobile phones shall follow the guideline and procedures in disposing unserviceable equipment.
Source of Fund
The amounts required for payment of postpaid line and prepaid load under this Order shall be taken from the General Administrative Support Service (GASS)-MOOE appropriations/budget of the Central Office, Regional Offices, School Division Offices and schools, and from other available legal sources, subject to availability of funds and in compliance with existing budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
This free Automated Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B is our response to the tedious tasks underscored with this program. DepEd Order 14 s.2018 may have revised the Phil-IRI process but it did not take into consideration its tediousness.
What is the Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B
The Free Automated Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B are the forms needed to accomplish after conducting the Group Screening Test. Furthermore, the Phil-IRI GST is important in order to determine a whole class’ reading level, and identify particular students who may need more assistance in performing reading tasks.
In other words, it can tell teachers whether students are reading at, above, or below their grade levels.
In addition to that, the Phil-IRI Group Screening Test (GST) is a silently-administered test in both Filipino and English. Each tool is composed of a 20-item comprehension test based on a set of leveled passages for each grade level. The GST covers Grades 3 to 6 in Filipino and Grades 4 to 6 in English. The passages were written and selected based on concept load, level of vocabulary used, sentence complexity, nature of themes and cohesion.
1) Phil-IRI Form 1A: Talaan ng Pangkatang Pagtatasa ng Klase (PPK) sa Phil-IRI
The Phil-IRI Form 1A is for the GST in Filipino. The objectives of completing and submitting this form include the following to:
identify the types of questions(literal, inferential or critical) that each child can answer;
classify the students that are recommended for administration of the Phil-IRI tests,
capture the reading performance of the class, thus design appropriate classroom instruction. This form includes the class list, the itemized scores of the students according to the types of questions answered, and their total score.
2) Phil-IRI Form 1B: Summary of the Phil-IRI Group Screening Test Class ReadingRecord (CRR)
This form has the same content and objectives as the Phil-IRI Form 1A. Phil-IRI Form 1B is for the GST in English.
Video tutorial on how to use Automated Phil-IRI 1A and 1B
Next up, 2017 National Musabaqah Skills Exhibition
The upcoming event, the 2nd National Musabaqah Skills Exhibition from DepEd Memorandum No. 172, s. 2017 contains the set guidelines and mechanics. The guidelines can be downloaded directly from the link above and the standardized entry form is shown below.