There is no more noble profession than teaching.
A great teacher is a great artist, but his medium is
not canvas, but the human soul.
Created by RA 4670; passed on June
Its policy declares the promotion and
improvement of the public school
Social and economic status
Living and working conditions
Terms of employment
It attracts and retains in the teaching
profession people with the proper
It strengthen the stability of the
teaching profession in the public school
This act applies to all public school
teachers except those in the
professorial staff of state colleges and
“TEACHER” – all persons
engaged in classroom teaching in
any level of instruction, on
Dismissal for legitimate
reasons follow rules established
for protecting the rights of
teachers. This process contains
The teacher must be given
timely, detailed, written notice
of the charges.
The teacher must be accorded
sufficient time to prepare
The teacher has the right to be
represented by legal counsel.
The teacher may present written or oral
evidence, including witnesses.
The teacher may cross-examine witnesses
and challenge evidence.
The teacher shall be heard by an
The teacher has the right to appeal to
a higher body.
The right against transfer from one
station to another without the
teacher’s consent (except for a
The right for a married couple, both
of whom are school teachers, to be
employed in the same locality
The right to enjoy academic
freedom, that which, upholds the
teacher’s rights to freely discuss
topics or issues within their field of
The right to additional
compensation for services in
excess of six hours of actual
classroom teaching, hardship
allowance, automatic retirement
allowance, productivity, etc.
The right to enjoy free
physical examination and free
medical treatment or
The right to one year study
leave with pay equivalent to 60%
salary after seven years of
The right to enjoy one range
salary raise upon
retirement, which shall be the
basis of the retirement pay and
monthly benefit thereafter.
The freedom to organize and
join organizations, local or