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As stated in DO 16 s2009 - DOWNLOAD THIS DEPED ORDER
Teachers who have rendered the six (6) hours of actual classroom teaching duly reflected in their daily time cards shall be deemed to have completed the required daily working hours must not be declared to have incurred undertime in the report card and must not be subjected to salary deductions by the concerned payroll services unit. Read more

The Department of Education has released guidelines on the reduced classroom hours of teachers giving flesh to the Civil Service Commission ruling that allow teachers 6 hours of actual classroom teaching instead of the usual 8 hours.

The SCS ruled that while teachers are not exempt from the eight-hour workday provided for in R.A. 1880, they are given at most 6 hours a day of actual teaching. The remaining two hours may be spent within or outside the school premises in teaching-related activities.




Over and above the 6-hour classroom work, and the 8-hour workday, a teacher can now charge overtime. 

The guidelines were finalized by DepEd in consultation with principals and teachers. According to Education Secretary Jesli Lapus the proposed guidelines are in sync with Section 13 of Republic Act 4670 otherwise known as the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.


“After 42 years, DepEd will now implement the 6-hour actual teaching load a day for our teachers as provided for in the Magna Carta. The move of the DepEd and CSC will allow our public school teachers to have more time to innovate and enhance classroom teaching,” Lapus said. Based on DepEd Memorandum 291 s. 2008, public school teachers shall render at most six hours of actual classroom teaching a day except when undertaking academic activities that require presence outside the school premises such as educational trips.


School heads, the memo said, shall assign teaching loads to public school teachers to fully utilize the 6-hour actual classroom teaching, i.e., six teaching loads at one hour per teaching load with due regard for possible teaching intervals. The memo further stated that all advisorship and/or special assignments for the entire school year combined shall be considered as one teaching load.


A teacher with less than 6 hours of actual classroom teaching shall render additional hours of teacher-related activities and duties to complete the six hours.


The two hours of teaching-related work within or outside the school premises to comply with the 8-hour workday include preparation of lesson plans, action plans, instructional materials, evaluation/assessment of rubrics, preparation and checking of exercises, recording of academic performance and classroom accomplishments, conduct of research, attendance to seminars, workshops and similar programs, counseling, mentoring, coaching of students including home visits.


Also considered as teaching related activities are consultation with parents,performance of coordination activities and recognized community social services; and participation in the improvement and maintenance of school facilities. 



In the exigency of the service, a public school teacher may be required to render more than 6 hours of teaching and more than 8 hours of workday provided they are given additional compensation computed at the same hourly rate of the regular compensation, plus a premium of 25% of the hourly rate for actual classroom teaching in excess of 6 hours and for work performed in excess of 8 hours.


Overtime pay can only be claimed for actual teaching and /or work performed within the school premises. In the event of non-availability of funds, service credits shall be granted and a one-hour overtime work shall be counted as 1.25 hours for purposes of determining the service credits. 


Lapus earlier appealed to the Civil Service Commission to release an appropriate interpretation of Section 13 of RA 4670. In reply, the CSC says that “there is nothing in the law which limits the hours of work of teachers to only six hours. What is limited to six hours is the actual classroom teaching of the teachers.” Lapus added that “having settled the issue on workload that favors the teachers is a landmark victory for our more than 480,000 - strong teaching force nationwide.



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  1. ask lang po kung ang teacher ay inasaign sa library pero may load siya na 4 at ang pasok niya ay 8 hours tama ba yun?

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  2. ask lang po kung ang teacher ay inasaign sa library pero may load siya na 4 at ang pasok niya ay 8 hours tama ba yun?

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  3. sino ang magbibigay or kanino hihingin ang overtime pay??? ibibigay ba naman kaya yan ng principals? service credit nga pinagdadamot pa eh...

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    1. Yes..tama po kayo jan minsan pa hindi pa ipapagamit sayo ang service credit mo

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  4. Juz wanna ask if a law can be passed stating therein 20 years of teacher's service before retirement? instead of counting the age..that is to encourage quality n effectiveness of education

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  5. Juz wanna ask if a law can be passed stating therein 20 years of teacher's service before retirement? instead of counting the age..that is to encourage quality n effectiveness of education

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  6. bakit po kaya hindi gawin sa peoviince ung halfday lang ang pasok ng mga bata from 6 am to 12pm and 12pm to 6 am para maiwasan ung bata na lumiliban pag hapon pag nkapasok napo sya,,

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  7. yung tungkol po sa allowance bakit po ang manila ay may natatanggap na allowance every month aside from that meron din silang rice allowance bakit ang probinsya ay wala,, my nabasa po ako na khit provnce ay my dapt na mreceive na allownce salamt po

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    1. Local govt po nagbibigay ng allowance na un. Magkakaiba po natatanggap na allowance sa bawat city sa metro manila.

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  8. what about durings sat.? can it be consider as overtime? sometimes fieldtrips,school programs,pageant are done during weekends...

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  12. Maganda po sana kung tama ang pagkaka-implement. Kaya lang sa amin po kasi ang nangyayari pag morning shift ka at wala yung ka-share mo sa room or ka-grade mo, ikaw pa magtuturo dun sa afternoon shift. Pag naman afternoon shift ka papapasukin ka sa umaga para ikaw din maghandle ng klase ng iba. Ang kapalit ay either pauuwiin ka ng 12 or papapasukin ka ng 12 the following day. Ito ay sa kabila ng may mga floating teachers naman na hindi rin naman nagtuturo sa mga assigned subjects nila. Marami daw kasing ginagawa sa office. Ang nagsa-suffer bata at syempre adviser. Ganyan ang ginagawa sa school namin ng aming principal. Ganyan kami sa Sto. Cristo Elementary School, City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

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  13. Dapat kasama sa agenda 'to during their mancom para ma-inform naman ung mga ibang inosenteng school heads

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  14. Dapat kasama sa agenda 'to during their mancom para ma-inform naman ung mga ibang inosenteng school heads

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  15. How about ALS MOBILE TEACHERS? are we also covered with this privelege?

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  16. Ang sabi po ay 6 hours of actual teaching not 6 hours of stay in the school. May provision din po na nagsasabi jan guidelines na dapat magkaroon ng pagitan ang mga klase ng mga teacher.So huwag po nating igiit na after 6 hours ay pede nang umuwi kung wala nang tuturuan. Hindi rin po kasama sa 6 hiurs na iyon ang break time.

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  17. Tanong lng. Kasama b jn ung 10 hrs sked mo s skil but 4 hrs teaching load each day? Pero 10 hrs ako s skul?? D b un sakop ng overtime?

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  18. What about private school? Hope kasama po and sana may law para sa basic salary. God bless

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  19. Ang sabi po ng principal namen applicable lang daw po yang 6 hours sa mga school na walang faculty room, totoo po ba yun? Salamat!

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  20. covered po ba ang private teachers ?

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  21. Sana hindi maabuso ang additional compensation OT pay or service credits (non availability of funds) ng mga school heads (or anybody) sa mga teachers/staff na tapat at totoo ang serbisyo kontra sa mga teachers/staff na underload na at late pa kung pumasok..HIGHER AUTHORITIES MAY GIVE ATTENTION FOR EACH CLAIM.

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  24. how about teachers rendering an hour of ALS every friday.. considered po bang ot un kac they worked after their regular working hour of 8 hours.

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