CEBU, Philippines - The Department of Education-7 has already issued the P7,000 bonus for each teacher to the division offices in the region last Monday.
DepEd-7 director Ricaredo Borgonia said the amount, issued both in cash and check, is called “performance enhancement bonus,” not as additional Christmas bonus as some teachers believe.
Borgonia said that they received the check from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last December 24. But due to the Christmas holidays and weekend, they waited until Monday for the banks to open and encashed the check.
After encashing the check on Monday, they immediately distributed the amount to the division offices in Central Visayas, Borgonia told The FREEMAN.
He said that practically before New Year, the recipients can already receive their bonus, just like last year.
Contrary to reports, Borgonia said the distribution of the bonus was not considered delayed because DepEd-7 extends it before the yearends, stressing that Christmas bonuses of teachers were already issued last month.
Borgonia said those who have complaints about their performance enhancement bonus may call their office so they can call the attention of the division office. – Niña G. Sumacot/LPM (FREEMAN NEWS)