Teachers to get P500 Medical Examination Allowance by 2019
MAY P500 medical examination allowance ang bawat guro sa susunod na taon, alinsunod sa Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.
Sinabi ni ACT Rep. Antonio Tinio na noon pang 1966 naisabatas ang Magna Carta for Public School Teachers pero sa susunod na taon pa lamang mabibigyan ng pondo ang medical examination ng mg guro.
“Though there are services offered by the PhilHealth, this clearly does not meet RA 4670’s mandate of free health care for public school teachers as PhilHealth are not free but in exchange of monthly contributions,” ani Tinio.
Sa ilalim ng batas, ang bawat guro sa public school ay dapat mabigyan ng compulsory pero libreng medical examination kada taon.
“We consistently raised this concern during the budget deliberations since our first term 2010 through Rep. Tinio. We are glad that finally, this year, this provision in the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers will be funded,” ani ACT Rep. France Castro. “We sought the commitment from the agency heads and the sponsors of the budget for funding. We are happy that the Lower House already included the line item for medical examination.”
Mayroong 700,000 public school teachers kakailanganin ng P350 milyon para sa P500 medical examination ng mga ito.
“We urge Congress to ensure the funding for the medical examination provision from the Magna Carta of Public School Teachers and finally head the long-standing call of public school teachers for free medical examination and treatment,” ani Castro.