2 weeks ACT urges DepEd to extend maximum assistance to sick teachers, staff MB
By Merlina Hernando-Malipot A federation of teachers organizations on Thursday urged the Department of Education (DepEd) to “extend maximum assistance” to its sick employees by taking care of their treatment expenses and providing sick leave benefits to teachers and personnel amid the COVID-19 situation in the country. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Philippines made this call after verifying a report that said 11 teachers and staff from DepEd Region VII have “tested positive for COVID-19.” “We are saddened and alarmed with this news about our colleagues, especially knowing that PhilHealth does not cover the whole expense of treatment for ... more