Rep. Gus Tambunting has filed a measure aiming to increase the cash assistance for non-teaching personnel of the Department of Education nationwide.

In his House Bill 8595, Tambunting said non-teaching personnel are currently receiving insufficient cash assistance annually.

The proposed increase is intended to address the prevailing socio-economic conditions, including rising inflation and the increased cost of living while enhancing the overall job satisfaction of non-teaching DepEd personnel.

“The justification for this increase lies in the need to alleviate the economic challenges faced by non-teaching DepEd personnel and to acknowledge their valuable contributions to the education sector,” Tambunting said in his explanatory note.