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Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act

The responsibility of molding the minds and values of the Filipino youth makes our public school teachers precious and invaluable to our society. Moreover, public school teachers, as civil servants, wholeheartedly dedicate their time and effort in assisting both the local and national government particularly during elections.

As such, Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as “The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers” was passed into law in view of providing professional rights and safeguards to our public school teachers in consideration of the exigency and level of difficulty of the exercise of their profession. However, the said law has which was signed on June 18, 1966 remains untouched for more than half a century now exhibits weaknesses that hamper the improvement of the social and economic status and working conditions of our public school teachers. The need for modifications and amendments to strengthen the law is in order.

This bill seeks to amend the aforementioned law to make the said measure more responsive by expanding public school teachers working rights, strengthening working protections and safeguards and providing additional incentives for extra-curricular work.

In view of the foregoing, the immediate approval of this legislative measure is respectfully sought.

HOUSE BILL NO. 8384

AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND EXPANDING THE PROFESSIONAL RIGHTS AND WORK INCENTIVES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4670, TO BE KNOWN AS THE EXPANDED MAGNA CARTA FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Introduced by Manila Teachers Representative
VIRGILIO S. LACSON

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

SECTION 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act”

SEC. 2. Sec. 3 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 3. RECRUITMENT, SELECTION AND QUALIFICATION. RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, PROMOTION OF TEACHERS SHALL BE BASED ON MERIT AND FITNESS SUBJECT TO EXISTING CRITERIA DEFINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. Provided, however, That effective upon the approval of this Act, the following shall constitute the minimum educational qualifications for teacher-applicants:

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PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT ALL TEACHER-APPLICANTS IN THE REGISTRY OF QUALIFIED APPLICANTS (RQA) HAS BEEN ASSIGNED, BUT STILL THERE IS A NEED TO HIRE MORE TEACHERS, THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SHALL APPOINT A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER FROM THE RQA WHO DID NOT MEET THE CUT-OFF SCORE BUT STILL DEEMED QUALIFIED TO TEACH.

PROVIDED, FINALLY, THAT IN THE BASIS OF PROMOTION, THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT SHALL ALSO CONSIDER THE EXPERIENTIAL QUALIFICATION OF TEACHER APPLICANTS IN ORDER TO ENSURE AN EQUITABLE PROMOTION MECHANISM WHICH ALSO GIVES IMPORTANCE ON THE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE OF TEACHERS ASIDE FROM EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOLASTIC ATTAINMENT.

SEC. 3. Sec. 5 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 5. Tenure of Office. – xxx.

NO PERMANENT TEACHER SHALL BE TERMINATED EXCEPT FOR A JUST CAUSE OR AFTER DUE PROCESS. A TEACHER OR NON-TEACHING PERSONNEL WHO IS DISMISSED FROM SERVICE BUT LATER FOUND OUT AS AN UNJUSTLY DISMISSED SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REINSTATEMENT AND BACK WAGES.

SEC. 4. Sec. 6 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 6. Consent for Transfer Transportation Expenses. — Except for cause and as herein otherwise provided, no teacher shall be transferred without his consent IN WRITING from one station to another.

Where the exigencies of the service require the transfer of a teacher from one station to another, such transfer may be affected by the school superintendent who shall previously notify the teacher concerned of the transfer and the reason or reasons therefor. If the teacher believes that there is no justification for the transfer, he may appeal his case to the [Director of Public Schools or the Director of Vocational Education, as the case may be] REGIONAL DIRECTOR. THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR SHALL RENDER A DECISION IN WRITING WITHIN ONE WEEK UPON RECEIPT OF THE APPEAL. Pending his appeal and the decision thereon, his transfer shall be held in abeyance: Provided, however, That no transfers whatever shall me made three months before any local or national election.

PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT SUCH TRANSFER SHALL NOT CAUSE DISRUPTION IN DAY-TO-DAY SCHOOL OPERATIONS OF BOTH THE RECEIVING SCHOOL AND THE HOST SCHOOL.

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SEC. 5. Sec. 7 of the same act is hereby deleted and shall be replaced to read as follows:

SEC. 7. CODE OF ETHICS FOR PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS – TEACHERS SHALL OBSERVE THE CODE OF ETHICS UNDER REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7836, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “PHILIPPINE TEACHERS PROFESSIONALIZATION ACT”

SEC. 6. Sec. 10 of the same act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 10. No Discrimination. There shall be no discrimination whatsoever in entrance to the teaching profession, or during its exercise, or in the termination of services, based on other than professional consideration.

PROVIDED, THAT, THE HIRING AND PROMOTION OF TEACHERS SHALL BE BASED ON ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL MERIT AND FITNESS.

PROVIDED, FURTHER, THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE THAT THE LICENSE OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS ISSUED BY THE APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT AGENCY BE REVOKED OR INVALIDATED FOR REASONS THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION SUCH AS BUT NOT LIMITED TO DEFERRED PAYMENT OF OBLIGATIONS AND PERSONAL CONFLICTS.

SEC. 7. Sec. 12 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 12. Academic Freedom. – xxx.

IN EXERCISE THEREOF, AN INDEPENDENT RESEARCH BODY SHALL BE CONSTITUTED EVERY TWO (2) YEARS TO REVIEW TEACHING METHODS AND PRESENT REFORM RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE DEPARTMENT

SEC. 8. Sec. 13 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 13. Teaching Hours. – Any teacher engaged in actual classroom instruction shall not be required to render more than six hours of actual classroom teaching a day, which shall be so scheduled as to give him time for the preparation and correction of exercises and other work incidental to his normal teaching duties: Provided, however, That where the exigencies of the service so require THE SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT SHALL APPOINT SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS TO FILL-IN THE TEACHING LOAD.

IN CASES WHEREIN RENDERING OF ADDITIONAL WORK HOURS IS DUE TO SUBSTITUTION FOR CLASSES OF NON-REPORTING TEACHERS, THE SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT SHALL ALSO APPOINT SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS IF THE ABSENCE OR VACANCY WILL EXCEED FOR MORE THAN TWO (2) WEEKS.

SEC. 9. Sec. 14 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 14. Additional Compensation. Notwithstanding any provision of existing law to the contrary, co-curricula and [out of school] OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITIES AND ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES BEYOND OF WHAT IS DEFINED AS NORMAL DUTIES OF A TEACHER THAT WILL MAKE HIM WORK LONGER THAN HIS REGULAR WORKLOAD INCLUDING RENDERING OF SERVICE DURING NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS, RENDERING REPORTS TO OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND PARTICIPATING IN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS SHALL BE PAID THE REGULAR COMPENSATION FOR THE ACTUAL HOURS WORKED PLUS AN ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION OF AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF HIS REGULAR REMUNERATION, [after the teacher has completed at least six hours of actual classroom teaching a day.]

[In the case of other teachers or school officials not engaged in actual classroom instruction, any work performed in excess of eight hours a day shall be paid an additional compensation of at least twenty-five percent of their regular remuneration.]

SEC. 10. Sec. 19 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 19. [Special Hardship Allowances] SPECIAL HARDSHIP, HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARD ALLOWANCES [In areas in which] WHEN TEACHERS, UPON RIGHTFUL DETERMINATION AND VERIFICATION, ARE EXPOSED AND EXPERIENCING HARDSHIP, HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARDS IN COMMUTING IN THEIR PLACE OF WORK, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; (1) PRESENCE OF ARMED CONFLICT AND PREVALENCE OF HIGH CRIME RATES, (2) PRESENCE OF HAZARDOUS WASTE, CHEMICAL BYPRODUCTS AND TOXIC FUMES FROM LANDFILLS, DUMPSITES, FACTORIES AND POLLUTED WATERWAYS AND ESTEROS IN COMMUTE ROUTES, (3) LACK OR ABSENCE THEREOF OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT SERVICE IN THE AREA OF ASSIGNMENT, (4) TRANSPORT IN UNPAVED ROAD NETWORKS UNACCESSIBLE TO MOTOR VEHICLES, AND (5) TRANSPORT USING BOATS DUE TO THE ABSENCE OF CONNECTING BRIDGES OR ROAD NETWORKS OVER AREAS SURROUNDED BY BODIES OF WATER, SAID TEACHERS SHALL BE COMPENSATED SPECIAL HARDSHIP, HEALTH AND SAFETY HAZARD ALLOWANCES EQUIVALENT TO AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THEIR MONTHLY SALARY.

SEC. 11. Sec. 21 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21. Deductions Prohibited. No person shall make any deduction whatsoever from the salaries of teachers except under specific authority of law [authorizing] REQUIRING such deductions: Provided, however, That upon written authority executed by the teacher concerned, (1) LAWFUL OBLIGATIONS, DUES AND FEES OWING TO TEACHERS’ SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS, TEACHERS’ MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATIONS AND TEACHER COOPERATIVES AUTHORIZED BY THE BANGKO SENTRAL NG PILIPINAS (BSP), THE INSURANCE COMMISSION (IC), AND COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (CDA), (2) lawful dues and fees owing to the Philippine Public School Teachers Association; and (3) premiums properly due on insurance policies, [shall be considered deductible] SHALL BE THE ORDER OF PREFERENCE IN DEDUCTIONS RESPECTIVELY.

PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT DEDUCTIONS UNDER THE SALARY DEDUCTION SCHEME SHALL NOT BE CHARGED WITH COMPOUNDED INTERESTS AND PENALTIES AS PAYMENTS SHALL BE COURSED THROUGH SALARY DEDUCTION UNTIL FULLY PAID.

IN CASES WHERE PAYMENT OF OBLIGATIONS EXCEED THE 12-MONTH TERM, DEDUCTIONS FOR PAST DUE INTEREST SHALL APPLY.

SEC. 12. Sec. 22 of the same Act is hereby amended to read as follows:

Sec. 22. HEALTH, WELLNESS AND MEDICAL BENEFITS [Medical Examination and Treatment] TO ENSURE THE OCCUPATIONAL, EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELLNESS OF TEACHERS WHILE IN SERVICE, THERE SHALL BE A COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH, WELLNESS AND MEDICAL PROGRAM. THE ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR FREE BY THE GOVERNMENT ENTITY PAYING THE SALARY OF THE TEACHERS [Compulsory medical examination shall be provided free of charge for all teachers before they take up teaching, and shall be repeated not less than once a year during the teacher’s professional life]

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SEC. 13. Continuing Education Benefits. Public School Teachers shall be given free continuing education units as required by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and for promotion purposes as required by the Civil Service Commission in any State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) nearest to their place of assignment or any school deemed qualified by the Department.

For this purpose, the Department shall coordinate with the Commission on Higher Education for the effective implementation of this provision.

SEC. 14. Conducive Working Conditions and Security Ensured. Public school teachers in the administration of their duties and functions shall be ensured of good working, safety and security conditions in their places of assignment. In view thereof, the Department shall provide and maintain adequate space, ventilation, lighting, and security conditions in public schools to foster a conducive environment for teaching and learning.

SEC. 15. Right to Legal Counsel of Public School Teachers. Public school teachers shall have the right to legal counsel to be provided for by the Department for complaints and lawsuits charged against them; Provided, however. That such entitlements shall only apply in lawsuits and complaints in relation to the lawful performance and conduct of their teaching duties and responsibilities.

SEC. 16. Early Option for Retirement. Public school teachers who are at least fifty-five (55) years of age and have rendered at least fifteen (15) years of service may opt to retire of service and be entitled to their retirement benefits subject to the pertinent provisions of Republic Act 8291, or the Revised Government Insurance System Act of 1997.

SEC. 17. Performance Bonus. Public school teachers shall be entitled to a Performance Bonus equivalent to their one-month salary to recognize improved attainment of learning objectives and outcomes subject to the implementing guidelines of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

SEC. 18 Income from Service Fees from Salaries of Public School Teachers. To ensure fiscal accountability, all service fees collected from the salaries of Public School Teachers shall be first remitted to the National Treasury and therefore be appropriated by Congress for health and wellness benefits of public school teachers.

SEC. 19. Separability Clause – If any provision or part thereof is held invalid or unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected shall remain valid and subsisting.

SEC. 20. Repealing Clause – All laws, decrees, issuances, orders, rules and regulations or portions thereof, in contrary to, or inconsistent with any provisions of this Act are hereby repealed, modifed or amended accordingly.

SEC. 21. Effectivity – This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette and two (2) major newspapers of general circulation

Approved,

House Bill No. 8384 History

FULL TITLE: AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND EXPANDING THE PROFESSIONAL RIGHTS AND WORK INCENTIVES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4670, TO BE KNOWN AS THE EXPANDED MAGNA CARTA FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

ABSTRACT: Proposes several amendments to R.A. No. 4670 (Magna Carta for Public School Teachers) as regards to: a. recruitment, selection and qualifications; b. appointment of a substitute teacher from the RQA; c. experientail qualification for equitable promotion mechanism; d. termination for a just cause/after due process; e. conditions for consent for transfer; f. code of ethics; g. hiring/promotion based on academic and professional merit and fitness; h. conditions when professional licenses maybe revoked or invalidated; i. creation of independent research body to review teaching methods; j. additional compensation for off campus activities; k. special hardship, health and safety hazard allowances; l. order of preference in salary deduction; and m. health, wellness and medical benefits.

PRINCIPAL AUTHOR/S: LACSON, VIRGILIO S.

DATE FILED: 2018-10-08

SIGNIFICANCE: NATIONAL

CO-AUTHORS (Journal Entries) :

  1. Del Mar (000 2018-11-20)

ACTIONS TAKEN BY THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

REFERRAL TO THE COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION AND CULTURE ON 2018-10-10

Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act

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53 thoughts on “Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act”

  1. Indeed, teaching is more than just a profession. It is a calling, a vocation to commit one’s self to a selfless yet a humbling and fulfilling job. As one of the significant contributors of the community, the government sought to provide the rights and privileges of teachers so as to protect promote their well being as a whole. The Original enacted Magna Carta entailed the rights and priveleges of teachers yet some of the sections were not specified into details. I think this expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers have have digged deeper into details onto what particular situations or scenarios does a teacher acquire the certain privileges/benefits therein. The Expanded version of this act also provided additional privileges that the original version did not state. As a teacher, I am more than just happy with this revision and will be forever grateful to the state and the community that i serve.

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  2. It is good that the teachers are being recognized by their efforts. Teachers at high risk area are given incentives and protection so that they are able to continue their task. I have no doubts with that but today teachers are being judge by many because of low income maybe because of debts from the money lending or any banks.
    As a result, teachers are not excited to do their task since they find another source of income to paid from their debts and I am not exempted with that…
    Another in SEC. 13. Continuing Education Benefits. Public School Teachers shall be given free continuing education units as required by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) and for promotion purposes as required by the Civil Service Commission in any State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) nearest to their place of assignment or any school deemed qualified by the Department. They required that teacher should continue their learning like enrolling in masteral and Im glad with that. Teachers maybe adopt the new teaching strategies and enable to mold new generation that can compete the global market. But sad to say, teachers salaries are not enough to paid tuition since their salaries goes to their family budget. As a result few teacher can afford to pursue their masteral or doctorate. I hope government will offer more scholarship to all teachers.

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  3. Teachers are one of the powers of education who supply with essential information, new ideas and topics to expand the interests of the students. They are committed to their noble profession and granted with rights and privileges by state. By expanding the working rights of the public teachers helps to strengthened working protections and safeguards, academic freedom and providing additional incentives for extra – curricular work. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (Republic Act 4670) and Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act (House Bill No. 8384) help me to understand fully the rights of teacher. For me, this serves as the guide of the teachers on how the rights work and must aware of the legislation that is helpful for our work protection.

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  4. Teachers provide the power of education for today’s youth, thereby giving them the possibility for a better future. Teachers simplify the complex and make abstract concepts accessible to students. In this manner, our Philippines constitution has HB 8384 also known as the “Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act” replacing Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as “The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.
    This law means how to better safeguard teachers from common flights before, during, and after their employment with the Department of Education. It protects teachers from abuse of authority by superiors, unpaid benefits, low morale, and tiresome workloads while performing their duties. And it creates programs to promote and improve the well-being and financial situation of public school teachers.
    Moreover, Magna Carta was very important for public school teachers because it helps us to understand fully the rights of the teachers. The rights of teachers under the Magna Carta were the right to be informed in writing of the charges. The right to full access to the evidence in the case; The right to defend himself and to be defended by a representative of his choice and/or by his organization, and adequate time given to the teacher for the preparation of his defense.

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  5. Teachers are an extremely important component of society, and I can’t picture a world without them. They are, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and important forces for educational equity, access, and quality, as well as the key to long-term global growth. Teacher’s nurture and mold the futures of both their students and society. They are truly heroes in my eyes since they can be counselors, doctors, and parents to their kids in addition to being teachers and public servants. They are so committed to their noble profession that they are willing to extend their working hours and job scope for the benefit of their students. The state honors the important roles and efforts of teachers in developing future leaders as a result of their hard work and dedication. Teachers were granted rights and privileges by states in recognition of their noble vocation. I could genuinely grasp and feel overwhelmed when I read RA 4670, commonly known as the Magna Carta for public school teachers, and Article XIV, Section IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, that the state honors teachers through both acts. Teachers are deserving of the rights and benefits bestowed by the state since they take on the obligation of caring for their kids in school even when they are not in class. Furthermore, instructors, particularly those stationed in remote places where there are no public transportation options and the only way to get there is to walk and cross rivers, face greater challenges. The State should commemorate public school teachers by allowing the Philippine Flag to be draped over their caskets in honor of their noble efforts. The State honors public school teachers’ passion, dedication, and sacrifices, as indicated by R. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, or A. No. 4670. However, to satisfy the current needs of the country’s public-school teachers, the existing policy must be amended.
    Finally, the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the Philippine Constitution of 1987, notably Article XIV, Section IV, have greatly aided my understanding of the rights of teachers. Teachers at public school’s value these acts much. It safeguards the rights of teachers, such as tenure, academic independence, tax relief, and other advantages. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the Philippine Constitution of 1987 serve as a guide to complete security and freedom from threats and dismissals by responsible authorities. If you are unaware of the legislation, you will be threatened by the administrators or anyone in charge to be fired from your job if you break it. However, in order to be safeguarded from abuses, every teacher should be familiar with and comprehend the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the 1987 constitutions, as these serve as their professional guide and contain their rights, privileges, and benefits.

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  6. Education is one of the main pillars of progress and development of any nation. Thus, the State recognizes the major role and contributions of teachers in nurturing future leaders in public service by expanding the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers. Upon reading the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers helps me to understand fully the rights of the teachers. It protects the rights of the teachers like the tenure of office, academic freedom and other benefits.
    For me, the purpose in the declaration of Magna Carta for Public School Teachers aims to promote and improve the social and economic status of public school teachers, their living and working conditions, their terms of employment and career prospects.

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  7. The Republic Act No. 4670 is the Magna Carta Act for teachers in the Philippines. Its purpose is to provide programs for the promotion and improvement of the well-being and economic status of public school teachers. All teachers should be aware of what are their legal rights, privileges and benefits. And I hope this expanded magna carta for public school teachers will be amended the soonest. Many teachers long for these.

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  8. People want to ensure that learners’ rights are protected. Teachers, schools, and states all have a responsibility to preserve these rights. Teachers’ rights, on the other hand, are rarely discussed. We sometimes think so much on the rights of the students that we forget about the rights of the teachers. It took some time for the country and the people to appreciate the importance of teachers in the development of the country.

    Teachers are really vital, and learners need them in order to grow and develop. As a result, without teachers, there will be no education, which is one of the pillars of every country’s progress and development. Therefore, if a country want to develop or progress, it must invest in education, particularly in teachers.

    It is important for us teachers to know the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (RA 4670) so that we can defend and protect ourselves from the people who will try to deceive and humiliate us. Though teachers already enjoy some of the benefits and privileges, there are still a lot of pitfalls, anomalies and irrelevance in this particular Act.
    I just hope that Manila Teachers Representative Virgilio Lacson’s proposal of the Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, will be approved so that some of the Magna Carta’s provisions will be amended.

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  9. Teaching is not an easy job; it is difficult and tiring. Being a teacher takes a lot of patience, hard work, understanding and sacrifices. However, despite the difficulty and challenges many are still aspiring to become a teacher because of so many reasons and one of it, is for job security once you are hired as regular permanent teacher.
    Many teacher applicants before, got prostrated because of unclear guidelines of hiring/ recruitment process. Because of the too much discretionary power of the appointing authority the ranking becomes wronking and the “what you know” becomes “whom you know”. Many teachers also who are serving for a long time, sometimes feel that the institution doesn’t care for them and they are spending more of their time, strength and even money and yet they received less for what they are expecting.
    The HOUSE BILL NO. 8384, AN ACT STRENGTHENING AND EXPANDING THE PROFESSIONAL RIGHTS AND WORK INCENTIVES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 4670, TO BE KNOWN AS THE EXPANDED MAGNA CARTA FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS, was really a great help to make things clear. As a teacher, it is very important to know the salient features of the Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act. So that we will be protected when things go wrong and to prevent ourselves against people who wants to take advantage to us and to avail the opportunities and privileges that was given to us.

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  10. As I read this article of Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers I really understand and overwhelmed that the state recognizes the teachers by means of those acts. Teachers truly deserves these rights and privileges provided by the state because they take upon themselves the responsibility of taking care of their learners beyond the regular working teaching hours. The state also recognizes the commitment, dedication and sacrifices of public school teachers, however, the existing policy needs amendments to meet the present needs of the teachers. In article 14, section 4, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, it enlighten me because these act protect the right of the teachers like academic freedom, away from threats and termination from teaching job by the administrators, or any person in authority. So in order to be protected from abuses, harassment of any person in authority, every teacher must know and understand the magna carta for public school teachers and the 1987 constitution because it serves as their guide on their teaching profession. Teacher should always know and exercise his/ her rights for the well-being and protection as a public servant.

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  11. As I read this article of Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers I really understand and overwhelmed that the state recognizes the teachers by means of those acts. Teachers truly deserves these rights and privileges provided by the state because they take upon themselves the responsibility of taking care of their learners beyond the regular working teaching hours. The state also recognizes the commitment, dedication and sacrifices of public school teachers, however, the existing policy needs amendments to meet the present needs of the teachers. In article 14, section 4, of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, it enlighten me because these act protect the right of the teachers like academic freedom, away from threats and termination from teaching job by the administrators, or any person in authority. So in order to be protected from abuses, harassment of any person in authority, every teacher must know and understand the magna carta for public school teachers and the 1987 constitution because it serves as their guide on their teaching profession.

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  12. As I read this article of Expanded Magna Carta for Public Schools Teachers I really understand and overwhelmed that the state recognizes the teachers by means of those acts. Teachers truly deserves these rights and privileges provided by the state because they take upon themselves the responsibility of taking care of their learners beyond the regular working teaching hours. The state also recognizes the commitment, dedication and sacrifices of public school teachers, however, the existing policy needs amendments to meet the present needs of the teachers. In Article 14, section 4 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, it enlighten me because this act protects the rights of the teachers like academic freedom, away from threats and terminations from teaching job by the administrators, or any person in authority. So in order to be protected from abuses, harassment of any person in authority, every teacher must know and understand the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the 1987 Constitutions because it serves as their guide on their teaching profession.

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  13. People want to ensure that learners’ rights are protected. Teachers, schools, and states all have a responsibility to preserve these rights. Teachers’ rights, on the other hand, are rarely discussed. We sometimes think so much on the rights of the students that we forget about the rights of the teachers. It took some time for the country and the people to appreciate the importance of teachers in the development of the country.

    Teachers are really vital, and learners need them in order to grow and develop. As a result, without teachers, there will be no education, which is one of the pillars of every country’s progress and development. Therefore, if a country want to develop or progress, it must invest in education, particularly in teachers.

    It is important for us teachers to know the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers (RA 4670) so that we can defend and protect ourselves from the people who will try to deceive and humiliate us. Though teachers already enjoy some of the benefits and privileges, there are still a lot of pitfalls, anomalies and irrelevance in this particular Act.

    I just hope that Manila Teachers Representative Virgilio Lacson’s proposal of the Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, will be approved so that some of the Magna Carta’s provisions will be amended.

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  14. Republic Act 4670 or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, which aimed to promote and improve the social and economic status of public school teachers, their living conditions, their terms of employment and career prospects in order that they may compare favorably with existing opportunities in other walks of life. As I read this article of Expanded Magna Carta for Public Schools Teachers I really understand and overwhelmed that the state recognizes the teachers by means of those acts. Teachers truly deserves these rights and privileges provided by the state because they take upon themselves the responsibility of taking care of their learners beyond the regular working teaching hours. The state also recognizes the commitment, dedication and sacrifices of public school teachers, however, the existing policy needs amendments to meet the present needs of the teachers. In Article 14, section 4 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, it enlighten me because this act protects the rights of the teachers like academic freedom, away from threats and terminations from teaching job by the administrators, or any person in authority. So in order to be protected from abuses, harassment of any person in authority, every teacher must know and understand the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the 1987 Constitutions because it serves as their guide on their teaching profession.

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  15. HB 8384 also known as the “Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act” replacing Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as “The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers” define the enhancement of protecting teachers from their common flights before, during and after their service in the Department of Education. It safeguard teachers from abuse of authority of by their superiors, neglected benefits, low-morale, and tedious workloads in the render of their service. I hope this law will help teachers in many perspectives of their career. It is worthy to note that our unsung heroes happily render their best teaching skills thinking that they are given enough support of the Philippine Government.

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  16. House Bill 8384 also known as the “Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act” replacing Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise known as “The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers” define the enhancement of protecting teachers from their common flights before, during and after their service in the Department of Education. It safeguard teachers from abuse of authority of by their superiors, neglected benefits, low-morale, and tedious workloads in the render of their service. I hope this law will help teachers in many perspectives of their career. It is worthy to note that our unsung heroes happily render their best teaching skills thinking that they are given enough support of the Philippine Government.

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  17. It is important to be aware of your rights as a teacher, to provide personal caring service to pupils by diagnosing their needs, planning, selecting and using methods, and evaluation procedures designed to promote learning.

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  18. The Magna Carta’s aim is to protect the rights of the teachers and help us to understand fully our rights. As a teacher we shall be protected against the consequences of employment injuries in accordance with the existing laws.This acts are very important to the public school teachers. It protects the rights of the teachers like the tenure of office, academic freedom, Tax reliefs, and other benefits. Magna Carta for Public School Teachers serves as the guide to utter protection and freedom, away from threats and terminations from the concerned authorities. If you are not aware of this law, you are always threatened by the administrators or any person in authority to terminate you from work once you violated the law.
    However, in order to be protected from abuses; every teacher must know and understand very well the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers because it serves as their guide on their profession and their rights, privileges and benefits were written on these.

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  19. A happy , healthy , protected and well-compensated teacher can do and perform best on his works.
    My salute and respect to the people behind House Bill no. 8364. Truly House Bill no. 8364 is timely ,necessary and valuable for it does promotes and protects the professional rights and work incentives of public school teachers.Personally I appreciate and like the following sections : Section 07 on Academic Freedom , Section 10 on Special Hardship Allowances , Sec.12 on Health Wellness and Medical Benefits , Section 13 on Continuing Education Benefits, Section 14 on Conducive Working Conditions and Security Ensured and above all Section 16 on Early Retirement.
    With House Bill no.8364 I can say that our lawmakers truly gives importance to the role of teachers in nurturing the learners and in nation building. To more house bills and laws po.

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  20. The teacher have the right to expect standards of learner’s behavior necessary for maintaining an optimal learning environment and have responsibility to use reasonable methods to achieve education standards.

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  21. Teacher are very essential part of the society and I can’t really imagine the world without teachers. Teachers nurtures and shapes the future of the students and as well as the society. As I read the RA 4670 also known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the Article XIV, Section IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, I could truly understand and so overwhelmed and so overwhelmed that the state recognizes the teachers truly deserves those right and privileges provided by the state because they take upon themselves the responsibility of taking care of their students in school even beyond the regular working teaching hours.

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  22. As I read this article about Mark Anthony Llego’s Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act,I realized a lot of things. First, to understand and know that teaching was a combination of disseminating information, caring for children, and separating academically oriented students from the rest. The underlying school paradigm was that of an education factory, in which professionals were paid hourly or daily pay to keep similar-aged children seated for standardized lectures and assessments. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers aids us in properly comprehending teachers’ rights. It safeguards the rights of professors, such as tenure, academic freedom, and other advantages. Knowing our professional rights and responsibilities to our specified work as instructors, as well as taking care of our pupils in a school outside of our teaching hours, is vital.The teacher is one of the most crucial aspects of learning. The individual who stands at the head of the classroom is one of the most important role models in a young person’s life. Being a teacher is a difficult job. It is referred to as the “jack of all trades” vocation. As a result, teachers should be provided with legal protection, protections, and additional incentives for extra-curricular activity. Magna Carta changes for public school instructors are contemporary and appropriate for our twenty-first-century educators. Thank you for sharing this useful information. It assists me in clarifying my opinions on the privileges and rights of 21st century public school educator.

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  23. Teachers are very essential part of the society. They are indeed one of the most influential and powerful forces for equity, access and quality in education and the key to sustainable global development. That is why teachers truly deserves those rights stated in The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and 1987 Philippine Constitution that serves as the guide to utter protection and freedom, away from threats and terminations from the concerned authorities.

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  24. Teachers are very essential part of the society and I can’t really imagine the world without teachers. They are indeed one of the most influential and powerful forces for equity, access and quality in education and the key to sustainable global development. Teachers nurtures and shapes the future of the students and as well as the society. For me, they are the true heroes because they are not just a teacher or a public servant but they can also be a counselor, doctor, and a parent to their students. They are very dedicated to their noble profession in the fact that they can extend their working hours and scopes of their job for the sake of their students.
    As I read the RA 4670 also known as the Magna Carta for public school teachers and the Article XIV, Section IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, I could truly understand and so overwhelmed that the state recognizes the teachers by the means of those acts. Teachers truly deserves those rights and privileges provided by the state because they take upon themselves the responsibility of taking care of their students in school even beyond the regular working teaching hours. Furthermore, teachers particularly those stationed in far flung areas where there are no public service vehicles and the only way to reach those areas are to walk and cross the rivers bear more burdens.
    In addition, it is not asking too much to include a reliable car to make lives easier, along with extra funds to indulge into leisure moments occasionally. It is true that several teachers are able to afford all the things without problems, but one cannot really claim that these things are acquired without many problems. The teaching profession should be able to offer such salary that could at least ensure noble teachers that they could provide education to individuals without enduring a profession that will make them sacrifice some of their personal needs and wants.

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  25. By learning all of these article, about the Magna Carta for public school Teachers also know as RA 4670, was signed on June 18, 1966. By knowing our professional right, privileges, responsibilities and code of ethics. we must know all of this as our guide where our limitation as a teachers.
    in this article also I’ve realized that education is really a great change towards the betterment of the live of the Filipino citizens and the progress of our society as well. if were going to compare the education before, there is really a big change in our education system today. Now, it is more organized and has given much attention by our lawmaker.

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  26. A happy ,healthy ,protected and well -compensated teacher can do and perform best in his works.
    My salute and respect to the principal author and co -author of House Bill no.8384 Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act . Truly House Bill no. 8384 is timely ,necessary , and valuable for it does promotes and protects the professional rights and work incentives of public school teachers.Personally I appreciate and like the following sections. Section 07 Academic Freedom , Section 10 Special Hardship Allowances .Section 12 Health Wellness and Medical Benefits ,Section 13 Continuing Education Benefits , Section 14 Conducive Working Conditions and Security Ensured and above all Section 16 Early Option for Retirement .
    With this House Bill no. 8384, I can say that our lawmakers truly gives importance to the impressive role of teachers in nurturing the learners and in nation building. I pray that more House Bills and laws will be added soon that gives due recognition and protection to public school teachers.

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  27. Education is one of the main pillars of progress and development of any nation. Thus, the State recognizes the major role and contributions of teachers in nurturing future leaders in public service by expanding the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.By reading the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers helps me to understand fully the rights of the teachers. It protects the rights of the teachers like the tenure of office, academic freedom and other benefits.
    For me, the purpose in the declaration of Magna Carta for Public School Teachers aims to promote and improve the social and economic status of public school teachers, their living and working conditions, their terms of employment and career prospects.

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  28. Education is one of the main pillars of progress and development of any nation. Thus, the state recognizes the major role and contributions of teachers in nurturing future leaders in public service in the expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.
    By reading the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, it helps me to understand fully the rights of the teachers. It protects the rights of the teachers like the tenure of office, academic freedom and other benefits. For me, the purpose of declaration of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers aimed to promote and improve the social and economic status of public school teachers, their living and working conditions, their terms of employment and career prospects.

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  29. Magna Carta for Public School Teachers was passed into the law in view of providing professional right and safeguards to our public school teachers in consideration of the exigency and level of difficulty of the exercise of their profession.
    While reading this article,I understand that Magna Carta tells about the rights of the teachers such as the tenure of office,academic freedom or their choice to use any methods of teaching which they think best for the pupils,and many other benefits.
    In addition,I also learn that teachers shall not be descriminated especially during the time they enter to the teaching profession and during the exercise on the termination of services.The law also provide hiring and promotion to teachers based on the academic and professional merit and fitness.
    As I have research at https:www.teachph.com,the Republic Act No.4670,or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers,provide that teaching hour for teachers shall not be more than 6 hours.(DepEd Memorandum 291s)

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  30. Magna Carta for Public School Teachers was passed into the law in view of providing professional right and safeguards to our public school teachers in consideration of the exigency and level of difficulty of the exercise of their profession.
    While reading this article,I understand that Magna Carta tells about the rights of the teachers such as the tenure of office,academic freedom or their choice to use any methods of teaching which they think best for the pupils,and many other benefits.
    In addition,I also learn that teachers shall not be descriminated especially during the time they enter to the teaching profession and during the exercise on the termination of services.The law also provide hiring and promotion to teachers based on the academic and professional merit and fitness.
    As I have research at https:www.teachph.com,the Republic Act No.4670,or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers,provide that teaching hour for teachers shall not be more than 6 hours.(DepEd Memorandum 291s)
    In this provision,teachers shall not

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  31. The quality of the world that future generations will live in depends on the quality of the preparation we have undertaken for today’s children. Teachers face a variety of challenges. Meeting more stringent licensure requirements, increased professional development demands, and increasingly rigorous course content all contribute to teachers’ emotional and professional stress. Accountability movement requirements such as increased reporting, additional testing, differentiating instruction for diverse learners, and involvement in respective school communities add time to teachers’ already overburdened schedules.
    Teacher salaries rarely reflect the importance of their job. Why don’t the government pay teachers enough? The consequences of this remuneration disparity are serious, and it is rapidly escalating into a crisis. Low pay makes it difficult to attract quality teachers and retain those who are already in the profession. When college graduates see their peers earning higher salaries and living in better conditions in other countries, it becomes difficult to persuade them to teach in the country.
    Investing to attract better teachers benefit students and society as a whole. Increasing salaries would make teaching more appealing, increasing competition for jobs and raising the standard of applicants. As a consequence, the social status of teaching as a profession would rise, boosting teacher motivation. I believe it is time for our government to invest in the teachers.

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  32. The quality of the world that future generations will live in depends on the quality of the preparation we have undertaken for today’s children. Teachers deal with unique sets of challenges. Meeting more stringent licensure requirements, added professional development demands, and increasingly rigorous course content often add emotional and professional stress to teachers’ lives. The added pressures of the accountability movement requirements such as increased reporting, additional testing, differentiating instruction for diverse learners, and involvement in respective school communities, add time to teachers’ already full schedules.
    Teacher salaries rarely reflect the importance of their job. Why don’t the government pay teachers enough? The effects of this pay disparity are serious, and it is quickly developing into a crisis. Low salaries make it harder to attract quality teachers and retain those already in the profession. When college graduates see their peers offered better salaries and a better lifestyle in other countries, it becomes difficult to convince them to pursue teaching in the country.
    Investing to attract better teachers benefit students and society as a whole. Increasing salaries would make teaching more appealing, increasing competition for jobs and raising the standard of applicants. As a consequence, the social status of teaching as a profession would rise, boosting teacher motivation. I believe it is time for our government to invest in the teachers.

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  33. As I read the Expanded Magna Carta for Public School Teachers Act, I recalled my own experience as a newly hired public school teacher. One of our speakers told us during our Teacher Induction Program that the Magna Carta is our shield and protection. In this profession, this will be our guide and light. According to the R. A No. 4670, it gives us professional rights as public school teachers.

    Section 3 of this Act talks about the Recruitment, Selection and Qualification of the aspiring teachers. This section must be implemented fairly in every division. The Code of Ethics was also mentioned in Section 7. As a teacher by profession, Code of Ethics is our Bible. The teaching hours was also stated, 6 hours actual classroom teaching a day was not really applied in the field. Teachers frequently spent 8 hours or more in an actual classroom teaching most specially if we have learners who needs remediation. Section 19 talks about the Special Hardship Allowances, this serves as a big help to all the teachers who were assigned in a far flung areas as an additional to their daily allowances. But based on my experience, our Division was not included in the 2021 budget for Special Hardship Allowance.

    The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers was approved last June 18, 1966. It was already a long time since its approval. In my opinion, this law must be revised since we are now dealing with 21st century teachers. A lot has changed, and teachers should be protected accordingly. This law really helped our teachers in preserving their rights ans dignity. It gives our teachers the confidence and motivation to do their job with integrity. As for me, this law should be implemented fairly and honestly for the betterment of everyone in the Department.

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  34. One of the most important factors of learning is the teacher. The biggest role models in a young person’s life is the one who stands at the front of the classroom. Being a teacher is not an easy job. They said that it is the jack of all trades profession. Thus, teacher should be given a rightful working protection, safeguards and providing additional incentives for extra-curricular work. Modifications and amendments of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers are timely and suited for our 21st century teachers. Thank you for this informative article. It helps me enlighten my thoughts about public school teachers privileges and rights.

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  35. One of the most important factors of learning is the teacher. The biggest role model in a young person’s life is the one who stands at the front of the classroom. Being a teacher is not an easy job. They say that it is the jack of all trades profession. Thus, teacher should be given a rightful working protection, safeguards and providing additional incentives for extra-curricular work. Modifications and amendments of the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers are timely and suited for our 21st century teachers.

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  36. When the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, also known as RA 4670, was signed on June 18, 1966, a few lawmakers sought to amend it to reflect the current concerns and challenges that educators face. Nonetheless, it is true that it has remained unchanged for more than fifty years. The question is, “Why?” As 21st century teachers, or the so-called globally competent teacher, there have been significant alterations in instructional strategies, criteria, and demands over the years. Now, it’s possibly time for the Magna Carta of public-school teachers to mirror 21st-century demands for a just compensation and benefits commensurate with our roles and importance, more equitable working conditions, and greater security in the performance of our duties both inside and outside of the classroom.
    In fact, according to data on comparison, among the seven ASEAN countries namely: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines. Our country Philippines ranked as third to the last in terms of annual salaries to teachers.
    That is why, we should be grateful to some lawmakers in their effort to give what is best for all educators. Like for instance, Rep. France Castro of the ACT Teachers Party-list proposed House Bill No. 8054 on Nov. 23, 2020, to recognize the major changes when the law was enacted. Shorter teaching hours, improved protection for those employed on probation, limits on acceptable pay deductions, and health benefits are all included in the proposed magna carta. And about this filed bill, HB 8384, this aims to be more adaptive in strengthening the public-school teachers’ working rights, enhancing workplace protections and safeguards, and providing more incentives for extracurricular work. These are among the many evidence that our lawmakers are giving value to the backbone of the society – the teachers and that we are experiencing gradual changes in becoming a 21st century teachers. Thus, in my own perception, if we wanted to generate globally competent teachers, we must invest on our human capital to build knowledge-based economy and somehow this will boost our economy.
    To the writer, Mr. Mark Anthony Llego, I appreciate your conviction in addressing the addressing the key political concerns on the country’s educational system.

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  37. When the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, also known as RA 4670, was signed on June 18, 1966, a few lawmakers sought to amend it to reflect the current concerns and challenges that educators face. Nonetheless, it is true that it has remained unchanged for more than fifty years. The question is, “Why?” As 21st century teachers, or the so-called globally competent teacher, there have been significant alterations in instructional strategies, criteria, and demands over the years. Now, it’s possibly time for the Magna Carta of public-school teachers to mirror 21st-century demands for a just compensation and benefits commensurate with our roles and importance, more equitable working conditions, and greater security in the performance of our duties both inside and outside of the classroom.
    In fact, according to data on comparison, among the seven ASEAN countries namely: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Philippines. Our country Philippines ranked as third to the last in terms of annual salaries to teachers.
    That is why, we should be grateful to some lawmakers in their effort to give what is best for all educators. Like for instance, Rep. France Castro of the ACT Teachers Party-list proposed House Bill No. 8054 on Nov. 23, 2020, to recognize the major changes when the law was enacted. Shorter teaching hours, improved protection for those employed on probation, limits on acceptable pay deductions, and health benefits are all included in the proposed magna carta. And about this filed bill, HB 8384, this aims to be more adaptive in strengthening the public-school teachers’ working rights, enhancing workplace protections and safeguards, and providing more incentives for extracurricular work. These are among the many evidence that our lawmakers are giving value to the backbone of the society – the teachers and that we are experiencing gradual changes in becoming a 21st century teachers. Thus, in my own perception, if we wanted to generate globally competent teachers, we must invest on our human capital to build knowledge-based economy and somehow this will boost our economy.
    To the writer, Mr. Mark Anthony Llego, I appreciate your conviction in addressing the addressing the key political concerns on the country’s educational system.

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  38. As a teacher, knowing our professional rights and responsibilities to our designated work and taking care of our students in a school outside of our teaching hours is critical for teachers. Also, in order to understand our responsibilities as public servants in our community. A teacher’s job is difficult, which is why the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers aids us in completely comprehending the rights of teachers. It safeguards teachers’ rights to offices, academic freedom, and other privileges, as well as protection from threats and terminations by the relevant authorities. It also helps us as teachers to grow and guarantee that our teaching attracts students.

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  39. This article underscores the rights and privileges of the teachers that shield their good and welfare.It is also very important to note that the teachers’ personal and professional growth may be incumbent upon all the entitlements.However , the article suggests some revisions that would better serve the former.Such revisions cover the working time and load ,optimum teaching performance ,and financial security of the teachers.

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  40. Providing professional rights and protections to our public school teachers taking into account the need and level of difficulty of practicing their profession, here are discussed the rights or those with protection of actions. in the work of not merely defying the fit as before the public school. As such, Republic Act No. 4670 otherwise know as The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers was passed into law in view of providing professional rights to our public school teachers. this bill seeks to amend the aforementioned law to make the said measure more responsive by expanding public school teachers working rights, strengthening working additional incentives for extra-curricular work.

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  41. After reading this article. It helps me a lot to understand more the rights and privileges of being a public teacher. This is helpful to all the teachers, it is important that teachers should be aware of what are their legal rights, privileges and benefits. Magna Carta for public teachers help the teachers to envisioned programs for the promotion and improvement of the well-being and economic status of public school teachers. It also protects the rights of the teachers like the academic freedom, Tax reliefs, and other benefits which away from threats and terminations from the concerned authorities.

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  42. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers helps me to understand fully the rights of the public school teachers. It protects the rights of the teachers like the tenure of office, academic freedom and other benefits. Some us teachers are not privy to the provision of this code as this is not discussed with us. this information is very important in order for us to be aware with our rights and benefits in accordance with the law specially now that I am seeking for transfer of work station since I am rendering four years in the service, The magna Carta provides a clear provision regarding on the teachers welfare, but however, some provision of the said law remains half bake for more than half a century now exhibits weaknesses that hamper the improvement of the social and economic status and working conditions of public school teachers, specially the issue and concerns of the teacher in the field like the delayed of the salaries and benefits . it is good to know that the magna carta amended to make the said measure more responsive by expanding public school teachers working rights, strengthening working protections and welfares

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    • After reading this article. It helps me a lot to understand more the rights and privileges of being a public teacher. This is helpful to all the teachers, it is important that teachers should be aware of what are their legal rights, privileges and benefits. Magna Carta for public teachers help the teachers to envisioned programs for the promotion and improvement of the well-being and economic status of public school teachers. It also protects the rights of the teachers like the academic freedom, Tax reliefs, and other benefits which away from threats and terminations from the concerned authorities.

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    • Teachers are an extremely important component of society, and I can’t picture a world without them. They are, without a doubt, one of the most powerful and important forces for educational equity, access, and quality, as well as the key to long-term global growth. Teacher’s nurture and mold the futures of both their students and society. They are truly heroes in my eyes since they can be counselors, doctors, and parents to their kids in addition to being teachers and public servants. They are so committed to their noble profession that they are willing to extend their working hours and job scope for the benefit of their students. The state honors the important roles and efforts of teachers in developing future leaders as a result of their hard work and dedication. Teachers were granted rights and privileges by states in recognition of their noble vocation. I could genuinely grasp and feel overwhelmed when I read RA 4670, commonly known as the Magna Carta for public school teachers, and Article XIV, Section IV of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, that the state honors teachers through both acts. Teachers are deserving of the rights and benefits bestowed by the state since they take on the obligation of caring for their kids in school even when they are not in class. Furthermore, instructors, particularly those stationed in remote places where there are no public transportation options and the only way to get there is to walk and cross rivers, face greater challenges. The State should commemorate public school teachers by allowing the Philippine Flag to be draped over their caskets in honor of their noble efforts. The State honors public school teachers’ passion, dedication, and sacrifices, as indicated by R. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers, or A. No. 4670. However, to satisfy the current needs of the country’s public-school teachers, the existing policy must be amended.
      Finally, the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the Philippine Constitution of 1987, notably Article XIV, Section IV, have greatly aided my understanding of the rights of teachers. Teachers at public school’s value these acts much. It safeguards the rights of teachers, such as tenure, academic independence, tax relief, and other advantages. The Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the Philippine Constitution of 1987 serve as a guide to complete security and freedom from threats and dismissals by responsible authorities. If you are unaware of the legislation, you will be threatened by the administrators or anyone in charge to be fired from your job if you break it. However, in order to be safeguarded from abuses, every teacher should be familiar with and comprehend the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers and the 1987 constitutions, as these serve as their professional guide and contain their rights, privileges, and benefits.

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  44. What is the purpose of RA 4670 other known as Magna Carta for Public Schools Teachers?
    and What are those privilege’s by the teachers?

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  45. hello! Is it true that the Schools Division Superintendent can choose an applicant in RQA in any order of ranks through his/her discretionary power? thank you

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  46. May I know under this Republic act 4670, i am referring this to Section 26 that state; Salary Increase upon Retirement it says; Public school teachers have fulfilled the age and service requirements of the applicable retirement laws shall be given ONE RANGE SALARY RAISE UPON RETIREMENT, WHICH SHALL BE THE BASIS OF THE COMPUTATION OF THE LUMP SUM OF THE RETIREMENT PAY AND THE MONTHLY BENEFITS THEREAFTER… May i know if those teachers who have retired were able to avail these Section 26 of this RA 4670/

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  47. Hello! thank you for this, it was really informative. I would just like to ask when was the amendments for Magna Carta approved? Thank you.

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