Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC). Image from TDC's official Facebook page.

The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) said that teachers additional allowance of P1,000 monthly from the Department of Education (DepEd) for technological capacity and digital access.

“The DepEd may also consider providing gadgets such as laptops or tablets to the teachers,” said President of TDC-NCR Teachers’ Union (TDC-NCRTU) Ildefonso Enguerra III.

Earlier, the DepEd announced a release of cash allowance amounting to P3,500 each to all teachers engaged in actual classroom teaching. Enguerra, however, said that teachers might need more funds to adjust.

“Our experience in the first week of enrollment alone, where we were tasked to enlist the children online through social media, text messages, and calls, shows that we will be needing more assistance to deliver the expected output of distance education,” he explained.

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