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Sunday, April 22, 2018

DBM: Guidelines on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus

DBM: Guidelines on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus

Guidelines on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus



Purpose

This Circular is issued to prescribe the rules and regulations on the grant of the Mid-Year Bonus to government personnel for FY 2017, and years thereafter, pursuant to Executive Order (EO) No. 201, s. 2016, entitled “Modifying the Salary Schedule for Civilian Government Personnel and Authorizing the Grant of Additional Benefits for Both Civilian and Military and Uniformed Personnel," and Section 57 of the General Provisions under Republic Act (RA) No. 10924 or the FY 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

Guidelines on the Grant of the Mid-Year Bonus

5.1 The Mid-Year Bonus equivalent to one (1) month basic pay as of May 15 shall be given to entitled personnel not earlier than May 15 of the current year, subject to the following conditions:

5.1.1 Personnel has rendered at least a total or an aggregate of four (4) months of service from July 1 of the immediately preceding year to May 15 of the current year;

5.1.2 Personnel remains to be in the government service as of May 15 of the current year; and

5.1.3 Personnel has obtained at least a satisfactory performance rating in the immediately preceding rating period, or the applicable performance appraisal period. If there is a need for a shorter period, it shall be at least ninety (90) calendar days or three (3) months, provided that the total or aggregate service under Item

5.1.1 hereof is complied with.

5.2 Those who have rendered a total or an aggregate of less than four (4) months of service from July 1 of the preceding year to May 15 of the current year, and those who are no longer in the service as of the latter date, shall not be entitled to the Mid-Year Bonus.

5.3 The Mid-Year Bonus of personnel hired on part-time service in one or more agencies shall be in direct proportion to the number of hours/days of part-time services rendered.

5.4 The Mid-Year Bonus of those on detail to another government agency shall be paid by the parent agency, while those on secondment shall be paid by the recipient agency.

5.5 The Mid-Year Bonus of personnel who transferred from one agency to another shall be paid by the new agency.

5.6 A compulsory retiree, whose services have been extended, may be granted Mid-Year Bonus, subject to the pertinent provisions of this Circular.

5.7 Those who are formally charged administrative and/or criminal cases which are still pending for resolution, shall be entitled to Mid-Year Bonus until found guilty by final and executory judgment: Provided, that:

5.7.1 Those found guilty shall not be entitled to Mid-Year Bonus in the year of finality of the decision. The personnel shall refund the Mid-Year Bonus received for that year.

5.7.2 If the penalty imposed is only a reprimand, the personnel concerned shall be entitled to the Mid-Year Bonus.

Coverage

This Circular shall apply to the following positions and personnel:

2.1 All positions for civilian personnel, whether regular, casual, or contractual in nature, appointive or elective, full-time or part-time, now existing or hereafter created in the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches, the Constitutional Commissions and other Constitutional Offices, SUCs, and GOCCs covered by the Compensation and Position Classification System (CPCS) under RA No. 6758, as amended by Congress Joint Resolution No. 1, series of 1994, and No. 4, series of 2009, and in LGUs; and,

2.2   Military personnel of the Armed Forces of the Philippines under the Department of National Defense and uniformed personnel of the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College, Bureau of Fire Protection, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology of the Department of the Interior and Local Government; Philippine Coast Guard of the Department of Transportation; and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.



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Thursday, April 19, 2018

MEMO: Change in the Passing Score of the 2016 Accreditation and Equivalency Test from 75% to 60%

MEMO: Change in the Passing Score of the 2016 Accreditation and Equivalency Test from 75% to 60%

MEMO: Change in the Passing Score of the 2016 Accreditation and Equivalency Test from 75% to 60%


To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned

1. The Department of Education (DepEd) announces the Change in the Passing Score of the 2016 Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) Test conducted in November 2017 from 75% to the generally accepted passing score of 60%. This is in the interest of fairness for out-of-school youth and adult (OSYA) learners whose hopes and dreams for better opportunities are anchored on the Alternative Learning System (ALS).

2. The decision was in consultation with DepEd officials, personnel, and other stakeholders, and after thorough evaluation of factors that contributed to the dismal result of the test, such as the change in language of assessment, difference in design between the previous and the present tests, and length of time between intervention and conduct of test.

3. Moving forward, all concerned officers and personnel are directed to conduct a comprehensive review of the A&E examination standards, including alignment to the existing learning resources and instruction delivery.

4. Likewise, the provision stated in DepEd Order No. 55, s. 2016 that sets 75% as the passing score is suspended until further notice.

5. ALS, as the administration’s flagship program, has the full commitment of the Department. True to the learners’ byword, Sa ALS May Pag-asa, the DepEd continues to expand and intensify ALS projects and partnerships so that more OSYAs may be provided with options, either through skills training or higher education, to improve their lives and to nationbuilding.

6. For more information, contact the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA), 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos. (02) 631-2591 or (02) 631-2589 or email at bea.ead@deped.gov.ph.

7. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary



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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional Offices

Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional Offices

Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional Offices




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DOST urges students, teachers to pursue S&T career

DOST urges students, teachers to pursue S&T career

DOST urges students, teachers to pursue S&T career


MANILA -- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is intensifying its awareness campaign efforts among students and teachers, an executive told the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday.
Luningning Domingo, Director IV, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) said it was the directive of DOST Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña to make the public appreciate science, and also to bring benefits of science to them. "This is also why the DOST carries the tagline, 'Science for the People'," she said.
As a DOST-attached agency, NAST brings scientists to schools in the regions. The goal is to encourage students to pursue a career in science and technology.

Domingo said the DOST also sends speakers from the Science Education Institute (SEI) to different schools to talk about scholarships that they can avail of.
"Because oftentimes, students may be interested, but they do not know how they could pursue a career in science due to financial constraints, for instance," Domingo explained.
NAST also brings scientists to the regions to guide teachers how to prepare research proposals, especially for international publications.
"Normally, the teachers have case studies and they need to partner with universities to do the research. Our scientists are here to guide them how to prepare proposals," Domingo said.
Bringing the scientists to the regions is beneficial for both the students and teachers, as they would not need to spend for their fare to go to Manila, she noted.

Domingo cited the DOST's plans to develop the Philippine Science Heritage Center as a "world-class science center".

Domingo shared that NAST had also set two international meetings this year.

She said an international meeting is slated next month, and this would be attended by select medical practitioners.

The other meeting will be in October, and this will be organized by the UK Academy of Science. (PNA)



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Duterte witnesses signing of GSIS, DepEd pact to finance loan of teachers from private lenders

Duterte witnesses signing of GSIS, DepEd pact to finance loan of teachers from private lenders

Duterte witnesses signing of GSIS, DepEd pact to finance loan of teachers from private lenders


President Rodrigo Duterte today witnessed the signing of an unprecedented memorandum of agreement between the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Department of Education (DepEd) that will facilitate the payment of the loans of teachers and other personnel of DepEd from private lenders, through a loan facility from GSIS.
“We don’t want DepEd employees to sink deep into debt, so we have proposed a better way for them to manage their finances. The borrowers will pay back the loan to GSIS at easy and affordable terms,” GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas said.
He added that having several loans weakens the employees’ capability to settle their obligations, which include payment of their monthly GSIS premiums and contributions.
“Payment of their GSIS premiums and loans usually take a back seat. If the practice continues, their future GSIS benefits are bound to suffer,” Aranas added.
The project reinforces the issuance of DepEd Order (DO) No. 38 on 31 July 2017 reiterating the instruction to prioritize premium and loan payments for GSIS for other loans.

GFAL will be piloted for six months in 12 areas across the country, including Batangas, Bulacan, Dagupan, Naga, Cavite, Manila, Quezon City, Bohol, Ormoc, Koronadal, Butuan and Tagum.

Active GSIS regular members may apply for the loan if they are permanent; with paid premiums for the last three years; are not on leave of absence without pay; have an outstanding loan with DepEd-accredited PLIs; have no due and demandable GSIS loan; and have no pending administrative or criminal case.

If a private lender has filed a case against members for nonpayment of obligations after GSIS loan payments have been prioritized by virtue of DO No. 38, such members are still eligible to apply for GFAL.

Qualified members may borrow up to Php500,000, provided their take-home pay will not go lower than Php5,000 their monthly obligations have been deducted. (-more-)

The loan is payable in monthly instalments for six years at 6 percent interest rate per annum computed in advance. Payments will be automatically deducted from the borrower’s salary.

To apply, members may submit through their agency authorized officers (AAOs) a duly accomplished form, attached to which is an AAO-certified true copy of their pay slips for the last three months; certified documents specifying loan details with PLIs, such as borrower loan agreements and loan vouchers; and GSIS pro-forma statement of account duly accomplished by PLIs.

Interested parties who have inquiries may visit the GSIS website, www.gsis.gov.ph, or Facebook account, @gsis.ph; email gsiscares@gsis.gov.ph; or call the GSIS Contact Center at 847-4747 or 1-800-8-847-4747 (for Globe [free with minimum Php8.00 load] and TM subscribers) or 1-800-10-847-4747 (for Smart, Sun, and Talk ’N Text subscribers; Php8.00/call).

Source: GSIS Website




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Monday, April 16, 2018

DepEd, GSIS MOA to improve financial standing of indebted teaching, non-teaching personnel

DepEd, GSIS MOA to improve financial standing of indebted teaching, non-teaching personnel

DepEd, GSIS MOA to improve financial standing of indebted teaching, non-teaching personnel


MANILA, April 16, 2018 – In constantly promoting the welfare and improving the financial capability of its teaching and non-teaching personnel, the Department of Education (DepEd) today formalized its partnership with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) on the GSIS Financial Assistance Loan to DepEd Personnel (GFAL) during a ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) at Malacañang.

Witnessed by no less than President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones and GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas signed the MOA on behalf of their respective agencies
“This partnership is one way for DepEd to help hundreds of thousands of its teachers and personnel free themselves from the burden of loans and over-borrowing, while ensuring the preservation of their GSIS benefits and fulfilling DepEd’s legal mandate under the General Appropriations Act (GAA),” the Secretary reiterated.
GFAL is a financial assistance loan program extended by GSIS to eligible DepEd borrowers on a voluntary basis to help protect them from the risk of losing their hard-earned retirement or separation benefits.

Under GFAL, eligible DepEd borrowers’ existing loans with PLIs will be refinanced by the GSIS at a lower nominal interest rate of 6% per annum and a longer loan term of up to six years. Eligible DepEd borrowers who opt to avail of the GFAL will now be able to have reduced monthly loan amortizations. DepEd and GSIS have agreed to prioritize borrowers whose monthly payment for obligations exceed the P5,000 monthly NTHP to allow them to service their current obligation.

However, the Secretary emphasized that GFAL is voluntary and still gives DepEd borrowers the option to make their own restructuring arrangement with PLIs.

The MOA supports the DepEd Order No. 5, series 2018, which strictly implements the P5,000 minimum monthly NTHP of DepEd teachers and personnel.

Deped Press Release



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Duterte welcomes MOA signing on teacher’s loans between GSIS and DepEd

Duterte welcomes MOA signing on teacher’s loans between GSIS and DepEd

Duterte welcomes MOA signing on teacher’s loans between GSIS and DepEd



President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and the Department of Education (DepEd) that will facilitate the payment of loans of teachers and DepEd personnel from private lenders, through a loan facility from the GSIS.

While admitting to not having read the draft of the document, Duterte said he was elated because the agreement would help ease the burden of teachers.
“Itong i-buy-out ninyo ‘yung obligasyon (You buying out the obligation), it’s good. I just don’t know the percentage of the beneficiaries,” he said after witnessing the signing in Malacañang Monday afternoon.
“Kung ako lang, kaya ninyo bilhin lahat, bilhin ninyo e. ‘Yun talaga ang bane ng teachers at sundalo (If it were up to me, if you can shoulder everything you go ahead and do it. That is really the bane of teachers and soldiers),” he added.
However, Duterte asked to cut the feed of the broadcast as he proceeded to discuss other matters concerning the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
“Can you cut the crap? I don’t want everybody to eavesdrop,” Duterte addressed the camera crew, leaving only a few seconds before the broadcast was cut.
The signing was only open to state-run PTV-4 and was broadcast over the network, and other Facebook pages of Malacañang through the Radio-Television Malacañang (RTVM).

In a statement, GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas said that loans weaken the teachers’ capability to settle their obligations which include their monthly GSIS premiums and contributions.
“We don’t want DepEd employees to sink deep into debt, so we have proposed a better way for them to manage their finances. The borrowers will pay back the loan to GSIS at easy and affordable terms,” he said.
The GSIS statement said that qualified borrowers may borrow up to P500,000, “provided their take-home pay will not go lower than P5,000 their monthly obligations have been deducted.”




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Sunday, April 15, 2018

DepEd moves to provide internet connectivity, e-classrooms in schools

DepEd moves to provide internet connectivity, e-classrooms in schools

DepEd moves to provide internet connectivity, e-classrooms in schools


PASIG CITY, April 14, 2018 – As part of its commitment to continuously improve the teaching and learning processes for the benefit of the Filipino learners, the Department of Education (DepEd) shared its plans to provide every school in the country with internet connectivity.
Undersecretary for Administration Alain Pascua highlighted the importance of maximizing the use of available technologies in the classroom during a recent press conference held at Juan Sumulong High School in Quezon City.
“We are eyeing the implementation of the DepEd Internet Connectivity Program which will be first implemented in five pilot regions. We have allotted P1 billion fund for the said program and we’ll be trying all platforms and devices to deliver internet connectivity to schools such as broadband, satellite, etc” Usec Pascua stated.
The Undersecretary further mentioned the initiative to put up “e-classrooms” in schools that will convert traditional blackboards into digital boards where teachers and learners can play educational videos, presentations, and the like.
These efforts will be fulfilled in conjunction with the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) which aims to raise the information and communications technology (ICT) literacy of learners, teachers, and school heads by integrating ICT in the school system and providing information technology (IT) equipment to schools nationwide.

DepEd Computerization Program

In the same press conference, Usec. Pascua explained that all DCP units have offline version of learning materials which the learners and teachers may access in the absence of internet connectivity.
“Yung computers na idi-distribute, mayroon na yang nakapasok sa hard disk na offline version nung portal ng DepEd, may mga learning materials na rin po na naka-save doon. So kahit walang internet, mayroon na siyang resources kaagad na maa-access,” he elaborated.
Moreover, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya underscored the vital role of security personnel in ensuring the sound implementation of this program, which Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Eduardo Serapio Garado seconded.
“We are encouraging the local government units (LGUs) and the barangays to support DepEd in its desire to secure all these different ICT equipment which are to be delivered to schools. We will be issuing a memorandum circular to all the local government officials to provide schools with security personnel that will assist the school in securing these ICT equipment,” Malaya mentioned.
Garado ensured that the police community fully supports the program and will be active in handling cases of robbery of these DCP packages, if there will be such.
Both the DILG and PNP officials lauded the new mechanism developed by the Department which made the DCP-issued devices blue to indicate that the packages are government property and the possession of such outside of public schools can be grounds for prosecution.

Importance of ICT

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said that it is high time to train our children in the use of ICT systems, “This will further sharpen their analytical capacities, help them in solving problems, and keep them up with the demands of the world outside—whether it is university studies or the world of work.”
The Education chief further expressed her gratitude to all DepEd partners, civil society groups, and private sector and individuals, who are donating computers and are helping out in capacitating not only the learners but also the teachers and staff who are taking care of these computers packages.

Deped Press Release



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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Administration of the Grade 12 National Achievement Test for School Year 2017-2018

Administration of the Grade 12 National Achievement Test for School Year 2017-2018

Administration of the Grade 12 National Achievement Test for School Year 2017-2018






To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned

1. The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Education
Assessment (BEA), with the assistance of the schools divisions and secondary schools personnel, shall administer the Grade 12 National Achievement Test (NAT) for School Year (SY) 2017-2018 in public and private schools nationwide on any date determined by the schools division offices (SDOs) once the test materials are delivered to the respective SDOs of sample schools. This is pursuant to DepEd Order (DO) No. 55, s. 2016 entitled Policy Guidelines on the National Assessment of Student Learning for the K to 12 Basic Education Program and DO 25, s. 2017 entitled School Calendar for the School Year 2017-2018.

2. The administration of NAT Grade 12 will be the first time for the Senior High School (SHS) exit assessment of the K to 12 Curriculum. Stratified random sampling procedure shall be used to represent all types of schools in the district, schools division and region. Fifty percent of the schools per track (public and private) shall be included in the sample. If there is only one school offering a track in the region, the school shall be automatically included in the test administration. The list of the sampled schools in each schools division is found in the enclosure.

3. In SY 2016-2017, the Philippines has implemented for the first time the SHS
Curriculum in its K to 12 Basic Education Program. This SY 2017-2018, the Grade 12 assessment shall cover 21st century skills such as Problem Solving, Information Literacy, and Critical Thinking Skills embedded in the core SHS learning areas of Languages, Humanities, Communication, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Philosophy.

4. The NAT Grade 12 aims to:
  • a. determine if the students are meeting the learning standards;
  • b. help provide information to improve instructional practices;
  • c. assess/evaluate effectiveness and effectivity of education service delivery using learning outcomes as indicators; and
  • d. provide empirical information as bases for curriculum, learning delivery, assessment and policy reviews, and policy formation.
5. The authorized forwarder shall deliver the test materials to SDOs outside the National Capital Region (NCR) two weeks before the test administration. The same forwarder shall retrieve the test materials one week after the test administration.

6. The school card (Form 137), certificate of good moral character, and other documents will be released after the test administration.

7. For more information, contact the Bureau of Education Assessment - Education Assessment Division (BEA-EAD), 2nd Floor, Bonifacio Building, Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no. (02) 631-2589 or email at bea.ead@deped.gov.ph.

8. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

LEONQR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
Secretary



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Friday, April 13, 2018

Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Entities under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program

Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Entities under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program

Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Entities under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program



To:  Undersecretaries
        Assistant Secretaries
        Bureau and Service Directors
        Regional Directors
        Schools Division Superintendents
        Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
        All Others Concerned

  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) hereby issues the enclosed Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Entities under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program.  
  2. DepEd Order No. 49, s. 2017 entitled Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Lending Institutions (PLIs) under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program, DepEd Memorandum No. 489, s. 2009 entitled Revised Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Insurance Companies, Mutual Benefits Associations, Cooperatives/Associations and Other Organizations Authorized by Law, and all earlier DepEd issuances on the same subject are hereby repealed.  
  3. All other rules, regulations, and issuances, which are inconsistent with these guidelines, are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.  
  4. These guidelines shall take effect upon posting on the DepEd website.  
  5. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.


(Sgd) LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
                    Secretary



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MEMO: 2018 Brigada Eskwela Implementing Guidelines

MEMO: 2018 Brigada Eskwela Implementing Guidelines

MEMO: 2018 Brigada Eskwela Implementing Guidelines




1. The Department of Education (DepEd) will conduct the 2018 Brigada Eskwela from May 28 to June 2, 2018 with the theme Pagkakaisa Para sa Handa, Ligtas at Matatag na Paaralan Tungo sa Magandang Kinabukasan. The Brigada Eskwela is the National Schools Maintenance Week, that aims to brings together all education stakeholders to participate and contribute their time, effort, and resources to prepare public school facilities for the opening of the school year in June.

2. The national kick-off program shall be held on May 24, 2018 at a public school in General Santos City, Region XII as the host. Regional offices (ROs) and schools division offices (SDOs) shall hold a kick-off ceremony to launch the Brigada Eskwela in their respective areas on May 28, 2018.

3. All regional directors (RDs) and schools division superintendents (SDSs) shall mobilize their partnerships focal persons who are the Adopt-a-School Program/Brigada Eskwela coordinators to ensure the effective implementation of Brigada Eskwela in all public elementary and secondary schools and to ensure involvements of the community and local stakeholders.

4. School heads (SHs) shall take the lead role in planning the activities geared on making schools ecologically conscious, resilient, clean, and conducive to learning. Important reminders to SHs in the conduct of this acivity are indicated in Enclosure No. 1.

5. Individuals or groups from the national government agencies (NGAs), local government units (LGUs), private sector, international organizations and other parties, who or which are interested to help the schools and volunteers, may coodinate with the External Partnerships Service (EPS) of the DepEd Central Office, Education Support Services Division in the ROs, Social Mobilization and Networking Section under the Schools Governance and Operations Division in the SDOs and/or the school principal of the beneficiary school, for guidance.

6. All DepEd employees are encouraged to join the Brigada Eskwela acivities by offering their skills, sharing their time or providing their assistance in-kind and support to public schools near their residence. Interested employees are given two days to do volunteer work on official time, provided that such work is approved by their heads of offices.

7. Teaching personnel are entitled to earn vacation service credits arising from their active involvement in the Brigada Eskwela activity. A complete six-day participation in the maintenance effort shall give teachers a three-day service credit entitlement. For further details on granting service credits to teachers, please refer to DepEd Order No. 53, s. 2003 entitled Updated Guidelines on Grant of Vacation Service Credits to Teachers, particularly Item No. l.d Sub-item k.

8. Central office key officials are enjoined to participate in activities related to
the implementation of Brigada Eskwela.

9. The schedule of activities for the 2018 Brigada Eskwela implementation is
as follows:

Activity
Schedule
Pre-implementation Stage of Brigada Eskwela (Assessment of Physical Facilities and Maintenance Needs of the Schools, Resource Mobilization, Organization of Brigada Eskwela Committees and their Orientation on Specific Roles and Tasks, among other activities)
January 2 to May 11, 2018
Brigada Eskwela National Kick-off Program and Caravan
May 24, 2018
Brigada Eskwela Regional and Schools Division Kick-off Program and Caravan
May 28, 2018
Brigada Eskwela Implementation and Monitoring of Schools
May 28 to June 2, 2018
Submission of Consolidated Brigada Eskwela Accomplishment Reports by the Regional Coordinators to the External Partnerships Service
July 30, 2018
Regional Selection and Deliberation of Brigada Eskwela Awards Candidates
July 2 to August 3, 2018
Submission of Final List of School Candidates as Brigada Eskwela National Awardees to External Partnerships Service, including the submission of rating sheets reflecting the ranks and scores of the awardee -candidates
On or before August 31, 2018
Conduct of Brigada Eskwela Regional Awarding Ceremony
Within October 2018
Conduct of Brigada Eskwela National Awarding Ceremony
Within November 2018


10. To implement the selection process in the Search for Brigada Eskwela Best Implementing Schools effectively, DepEd hereby issues a set of criteria, and details of which are provided in Enclosure No. 2.

11. The school principal and school coordinator of the Brigada Eskwela Best Implementing Schools shall receive a certificate of recognition, which they can present when they apply for promotion, based on the existing hiring and promotion guidelines. 

12. The SHs shall make the Brigada Eskwela program not just a tool for improving school facilities but also as a catalyst for achieving a higher learning outcome for the school. Brigada Eskwela Plus will be the mechanism to elevate the level of awareness and participation of education stakeholders in improving the quality of education. The implementation of Brigada Eskwela Plus will focus on the following three key activities:
  • a. School maintenance activities throughout the school year,
  • b. Community-led effort to improve student participation and reduce dropouts or to enroll the learners in the Alternative Learning System (ALS), and
  • c. Community-led effort to improve student performance.
13. All Brigada Eskwela Hall of Fame Awardees shall implement innovative and community-led efforts to improve student participation and performance. The best practices on the implementation of a year-long Brigada Eskwela Plus shall be used as inputs in crafting the operations manual of the Brigada Eskwela Plus.

14. Among the Hall of Fame Awardees, each region will select one Brigada Eskwela Plus Most Sustained School Award. The details of which shall be contained in a separate issuance.

15. For more information, contact Mr. Roily V. Soriano, External Partnerships Service, Ground Floor, Teodora Alonzo Bldg., Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone nos.: (02) 638-8637, (02) 638-8639, (02) 635-9996, or email at roily.soriano@deped.gov.ph.

16. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.

Source: Deped Official Website




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