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Monday, February 19, 2018

List of Benefits to be earned from Serving on Elections

List of Benefits to be earned from Serving on Elections

List of Benefits to be earned from Serving on Elections


HONORARIA, ALLOWANCES, SERVICE CREDITS AND OTHER BENEFITS.

Sec. 15. Honoraria, Allowances, Service Credits and Other Benefits. - Persons rendering election-related service shall be entitled to the following:

a. Honoraria. - The Chairperson and members of the Electoral Board, the Department of Education Supervisor Official (DESO) and their respective Support Staff shall be entitled to the corresponding honoraria:

Chairperson of the Electoral Board
P6,000.00
Member of the Electoral Board
P5,000.00
DESO
P4,000.00
Support Staff
P2,000.00

b. Travel Allowance. - The Chairperson and members of the Electoral Board, the DESO and their respective Support Staff shall be entitled to a travel allowance of One Thousand Pesos (PI,000.00) each.

The honoraria and allowances mentioned in the immediately preceding section shall be paid within fifteen (15) days from the date of election.

c. Service Credit. - A minimum of five (5) days service credit shall accrue to all government officials and employees serving as Chairpersons and members of the Electoral Boards, DESO, and Support Staff;

d. Other Benefits. - Claims for other benefits shall be filed with the Committee on Claims and Assessment (CCA) through the EO. The CCA shall be composed mainly of the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Operations, Law Department, Personnel Department and Finance Services Department.

d. 1 Death Benefits - The amount of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P500,000.00) shall be awarded to the beneficiaries of persons who rendered election-related service.

d.2 Medical Assistance - An amount not exceeding Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200, 000.00) shall be awarded to the person who rendered election-related service and suffered election-related injury or illness.

The grant of financial assistance can only be availed of once (1) per election service, which shall include, special election, plebiscite, initiative, referendum and recall.

d.3 Legal Indemnification Package. - An equitable legal indemnification package for persons who rendered election-related service and have been made a party in any administrative, civil, or criminal action, suit or proceeding, by reason of or on the occasion of performance of their functions or duties as such is hereby established in the form of:

d.3.1 Legal assistance;

d.3.2 Lawyer’s fees;

d.3.3 Indemnification for legal costs and expenses reasonably incurred; and

d.3.4 Other forms of legal protection. 

The amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000) as legal indemnification package shall be made available to each claimant.

The legal indemnification shall not cover any action or suit initiated by the Claimant in his or her personal capacity or on behalf of the Commission, unless such action, proceeding or claim was authorized by the Commission.

The Commission shall establish a Trust Fund from which the death benefits, medical assistance, and legal indemnification package due to persons rendering election - related service shall be drawn, pursuant to Resolution No. 10194 (IN THE MATTER OF THE IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10756, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ELECTION SERVICE REFORM ACT”).

Source: DM_s2018_025

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Grade 6 K-12 4th Quarter Periodical Test All Subjects

Grade 6 K-12 4th Quarter Periodical Test All Subjects

Grade 6 K-12 4th Quarter Periodical Test All Subjects


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News: Anti-CPD professionals give 95% vote for repeal

News: Anti-CPD professionals give 95% vote for repeal

News: Anti-CPD professionals give 95% vote for repeal


AN ONLINE survey set up by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) on its Facebook page on February 16 and set to end on the 20th is gathering a near unanimous vote for the repeal of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Act of 2016, otherwise known as the Trillanes Law (RA 10912), with 95 percent.

The survey question posted is: Do you agree on House Bill No. 7171 seeking to repeal CPD Law implementation?
With 76,000 votes already cast, 95 percent said "Yes. It should be stopped." Only 5 percent said, "No. Professionals need it."
HB No. 7171 was filed by Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro of the ACT Teachers Party-List to help abolish the controversial CPD Law.
In their explanatory note for the repeal of the CPD Act, the party-list congressmen wrote: "Since its enactment, RA 10912 has imposed multiple financial, logistical, and psychological burdens on professionals. It requires them to accumulate credit units (from 15 or 45 for most professionals to as high as 120 for certified public accountants) every three years by attending seminars, training courses, and other professional development activities. Only then can they renew their licenses and continue practicing their professions. Along the way, they are forced to spend thousands of pesos, take unpaid leaves from work, endure long queues, and go through a host of other hardships." 
Before the Trillanes Law, professional organizations themselves hold national conventions where they give out continuing education units to their members. But these are voluntary, and because of these, the professionals choose their subject of interest because of their drive to learn. Not because it is required for their license renewal.

Since the Trillanes Law, professionals had to deliberately attend these, outside their national and regional conventions, and taking time out of their professional service, just to earn points instead of earning expertise through the practice of their profession. Each seminar also costs each participant by the thousands of pesos, creating a profitable industry at the expense of the licensed professionals. 


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MEMO: Dissemination of Comelec Resolution Nos. 10211 and 10246

MEMO: Dissemination of Comelec Resolution Nos. 10211 and 10246

Dissemination of Comelec Resolution Nos. 10211 and 10246



(General Instructions for the Members of the Electoral Boards and Barangay Board of Canvassers (BBOCs) in Connection with the Conduct of the October 23, 2017 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections, and Calendar of Activities and Periods of Certain Prohibited Acts in Connection with the May 14, 2018 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections)




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

1. For the information and guidance of all concerned, enclosed are copies of the following Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Resolutions:

No.
Title
Date Promulgated
10211
General Instructions for the Members of the Electoral Boards and Barangay Board of Canvassers (BBOCs) in Connection with the Conduct of the October 23, 2017 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections
October 4, 2017
10246
Calendar of Activities and Periods of Certain Prohibited Acts in Connection with the May 14, 2018 Synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections
January 15, 2018

2. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


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Saturday, February 17, 2018

GSIS contribution ng mga guro hindi naire-remit sa oras

GSIS contribution ng mga guro hindi naire-remit sa oras

GSIS contribution ng mga guro hindi naire-remit sa oras


Dismayado si ACT Rep. France Castro sa pagkabigo ng Department of Education na i-remit sa oras ang kontribusyon ng mga empleyado nito sa Government Service Insurance System.

    Sinabi ni Castro na hindi makatwiran na hindi naibibigay ng DepEd ang kontribusyon kaya nagbabayad pa ito ng penalty at interes sa GSIS dahil otomatikong kinakaltas ang kontribusyon sa suweldo ng mga guro at iba pang tauhan nito.
    “Case in point is the complaint we recently received regarding the DepEd Batangas Province Division’s failure to timely remit the premium despite having their contributions almost P1.93 million in interest. Aside from the delay, premiums for one month remain unremitted,” ani Castro.
    Sinabi ni Castro na dapat tignan ng DepEd Central Office kung ano pang division office nito ang may ganitong problema.
      “The law is clear but DepEd simply fails to do its task. The law also provides for a 2% interest per month for delayed remittance. The same applies to teachers’ loans from GSIS, they incur penalties and interests to be shouldered by the teachers,” dagdag pa ng lady solon.
    Punto pa ni Castro kulang na ang pondo ng DepEd ay nagbabayad pa ito ng interes na maaaring naiwasan kung ginawa lamang nito ang kanilang trabaho.


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ADVISORY: Administration of the 2017 Educational Management Test (EMT)

ADVISORY: Administration of the 2017 Educational Management Test (EMT)

ADVISORY: Administration of the 2017 Educational Management Test (EMT)



Pursuant to DepEd Order (DO) No. 88, s. 2012 entitled Conduct of the Schools Division Superintendents Examination and DepEd Memorandum No. 47, s. 2015 entitled Change In and Additional Information to DepEd Memorandum No. 30, s. 2015, the 2017 Schools Division Superintendents Examination also known as the Educational Management Test (EMT) shall be administered by the Department of Education (DepEd) through the Bureau of Education Assessment (BEA). The following are the details:
  • Date of Exam: February 25, 2018
  • Venue:  Makati Science High School located at 1214, 9 Kalayaan Ave, Makati City, 1214 Metro Manila.
  • Time: 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.
  • Items to bring:
    • a) lead pencil #2;
    • b) sharpener;
    • c) eraser; and
    • d) ballpen for essay
Examinees are expected to be at the venue an hour earlier. Immediate dissemination of this Advisory is desired.


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Friday, February 16, 2018

Inquiry into decline of English skill of PH students sought

Inquiry into decline of English skill of PH students sought

Inquiry into decline of English skill of PH students sought


Senator Grace Poe has filed a resolution calling for an inquiry into the “decline” in English proficiency of Filipino students.

In Senate Resolution No. 622, Poe called for an assessment of the present curricula in elementary and high school in light of “reports of narrowing advantage of Filipino graduates in the global language.”
“According to results of a two-year study conducted by Hopkins International Partners, Filipino university graduates average 630 on English proficiency based on the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC),” the resolution stated.
According to the resolution, the study said that business process outsourcing (BPO) agents were expected to have a score of 850 in the TOIEC.

Moreover, the resolution noted that the average was “lower than the competency requirement for taxi drivers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.”
“Filipino graduates also averaged a Common European Framework of Reference of Language (CEFR) grade of B1, lower than the CEFR B2 proficiency target set for high school graduates in Thailand and Vietnam,” it added.
“The same report indicated that the Filipino university graduates’ median score was comparable to the proficiency of 5th and 6th grade students in native English speaking countries such as the US and the United Kingdom,” it also said.
Poe then encouraged the government to “adopt global English standards to improve citizens’ communication skills.”

The senator also said the academe should review the current curricula “to improve teaching and learning of English”

While the private sector, including non-government organizations, “must step up efforts to improve competitiveness of the Filipino labor,” she said.


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DepEd reminds public on last day of learners’ early registration desks for SY 2018-2019

DepEd reminds public on last day of learners’ early registration desks for SY 2018-2019

DepEd reminds public on last day of learners’ early registration desks for SY 2018-2019


PASIG CITY, February 15, 2018 – As the early registration period comes to a close, the Department of Education (DepEd) calls anew on parents and learners to participate in the said initiative, which will help DepEd to better address and prepare for possible issues and concerns at the start of the new school year in June 2018.
The period of early registration in all public elementary, secondary, and senior high schools nationwide is from January 28 to February 28, but the Department noted that early registration desks on Friday, February 16 are closed in observance of the Chinese New Year.
This initiative is in preparation for the opening of classes with the aim of reaching the expected number of learners for SY 2018-2019.

Target learners

The early registration aims to ensure that all five-year-old children by August 31 are enrolled in Kindergarten.
Moreover, it intends to locate, identify, and enrol Out-of-School Children (OSC) and Out-of-School Youth (OSY) who are in remote/geographically isolated areas or under difficult circumstances.
Also, it seeks to understand the barriers to have access to education and the possible local solutions or interventions that will bring learners to school and will ensure their completion of basic K to 12 education.
Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs) and other learners who require unique learning interventions, indigenous peoples (IPs), Muslim children, etc. — are among the targets of this early registration initiative.
School personnel are expected to conduct various activities, such as house-to-house campaign, posting announcements, meetings with local and barangay officials and civic organizations, and other advocacy activities to help locate school-aged children to enrol in schools.

What to bring

Learners must register early in schools where they opt to enrol. Incoming Kindergarten learners must bring their Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), formerly National Statistics Office (NSO), birth certificate, and copy of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) checklist report from the previous school years’s day care centers, while Grades 1, 7, and 11 learners must present their PSA birth certificate and previous school year’s report card.
Furthermore, the Department reiterates that no registration fee or any payment must be collected from the child or their parents/guardians, pursuant to its No Collection Policy.
This effort is pursuant to the DepEd Order No. 3, s. 2018, or the Basic Education Enrollment Policy, and DO No. 6, s. 2017, or the Multi-Year Implementing Guidelines on Early Registration, which are available online at the www.deped.gov.ph.


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Implementation of P 5,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for Department of Education Personnel

Implementation of P 5,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for Department of Education Personnel

Implementation of P 5,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for Department of Education Personnel



  • Section 48 of the General Provisions of Republic Act No. (RA) 10964, the General Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2018, entitled An Act Appropriating Funds for the Operation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines from January One to December Thirty One, Two Thousand and Eighteen, and for Other Purposes, provided for Authorized Deductions, as follows:
Sec. 48. Authorized Deductions. Deductions from salaries and other benefits accruing to any government employee, chargeable against the appropriations for Personnel Services, may be allowed for the payment of an individual employee’s contributions or obligations due to the following, and in the order of preference stated below:

(a) The BIR, PHILHEALTH, GSIS and HDMF;
(b) Non-stock savings and loan associations and mutual benefit associations duly operating under existing laws and cooperatives which are managed by and/or for the benefit of government employees;
(c) Associations or provident funds organized and managed by government employees for their benefit and welfare;
(d) GFIs authorized by law and accredited by appropriate government regulating bodies to engage in lending;
(e) Licensed insurance companies; and
(f) Thrift banks and rural banks accredited by the BSP.

In no case shall the foregoing deductions reduce the employee’s monthly net take home pay to an amount lower than Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000).
  • The Net Take Home Pay (NTHP) threshold is mandatory. Any financial obligation incurred by any personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) shall not be deducted from his/her monthly salary if such deduction will lower his/her NTHP beyond the P5,000.00 threshold. No waivers effectively reducing the NTHP shall be allowed. 
  • The order of preference as stated in Section 48 means that the authorized entities enumerated follow a sequential hierarchy.
    • The payment for employees’ contributions or obligations to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth), Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), and Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), shall be accorded first order of preference in deductions from their salaries. For the proper guidance of all concerned, employees’ contributions or obligations to the GSIS and HDMF include both premiums and loans.
    • In the categories covered by Section 48, paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e), and (1), the “first-in, first-served” system, which is based on the date of receipt of the Authority to Deduct, shall be applied to contributions and obligations within each category.
    • There shall be no splitting of deductions covered by Section 48, paragraphs (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f).
This order of preference shall apply to both existing and new obligations
  • The loans on record that cannot be deducted because of the NTHP threshold shall be reflected in the payslip as Undeducted Obligations.  
  • All termination dates for deductions under payroll records at the time of this issuance, or as indicated in the Authority to Deduct for obligations, shall not be extended, notwithstanding that these fall under the Undeducted Obligations.
  • All DepEd personnel are reminded of the consequences of applying for loans with lending institutions. Delay in the payment of loans may result in the imposition of penalties and accrued interests by the PLIs and the GSIS. DepEd personnel whose loans are not deducted under the APDS are advised to pay their loans directly to their respective lenders. 
  • The Undersecretary for Finance–Disbursements and Accounting (DA), in coordination with all appropriate offices at the central and field offices, shall effect the necessary adjustments in the payroll deduction schedule pursuant to the provisions of this Order.
  • This Order shall take effect immediately upon its issuance.
  • Heads of offices and of schools are ordered to post this Order in conspicuous places within their premises.
  • Immediate dissemination of this Order is directed.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

School Year 2017-2018 K to 12 Basic Education Program End of School Year Rites

School Year 2017-2018 K to 12 Basic Education Program End of School Year Rites

School Year 2017-2018 K to 12 Basic Education Program End of School Year Rites


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1. For School Year (SY) 2017-2018, the Department of Education (DepEd) announces the conduct of the following End of School Year Rites:

Grade Level Completers
Ceremony
Proof of Completion
Kindergarten
Moving Up or Completion
Kindergarten Certificate (Enclosure No. 1)
Grade 6
Graduation
Elementary Certificate (Enclosure No. 2)
Grade 10
Moving Up or Completion
Junior High School Certificate (Enclosure No. 3)
Grade 12 learners from
a.    Schools with DepEd-approved K to 12 transition plan
b.    Schools with permit to operate Senior High School since 2014
c.    International schools with K to 12 Program
Graduation
Senior High School Diploma (Enclosure No. 4)


2. The 2018 ceremonies shall focus on the theme Mag-aaral ng K to 12: Handa sa Hamon ng Buhay (K to 12 Learners: Ready to Face Life’s Challenges). Schools, divisions, or regions may translate the theme in Mother Tongue. This theme highlights the role of K to 12 Basic Education Program in harnessing the skills and competencies of the Filipino learners to face life’s challenges.

3. As announced in Enclosure No. 1 of DepEd Order (DO) No. 25, s. 2017 entitled School Calendar for School Year 2017-2018, the end of school year rites should be scheduled not earlier than April 2, 2018 but not later than April 6, 2018. Schools, divisions, or regions with an extended school year will have to be guided by their approved revised school calendar.

4. All Grade 12 learners are required to take the Basic Education Exit Assessment (BEEA) which will be conducted before April 6, 2018. Details of the examination will be issued on a separate memorandum.

5. In line with the government’s austerity program, DepEd reiterates the following policies:

a. Graduation rites should be simple but meaningful which encourage civil rights, a sense of community, and personal responsibility. While these rites mark a milestone in the life of the learners, these should be conducted without excessive spending, extravagant attire, or extraordinary venue;

b. Moving Up or Closing Ceremonies should be simple involving only the learners, their parents and the school; and

c. Non-academic projects such as attendance to field trips, film showing, junior-senior promenade, and other school events should not be imposed as requirements for graduation or completion.

For Public Schools only



d. Expenses relative to the activity should be charged to the school’s Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses under the 2018 Budget;



e. Any DepEd personnel should not be allowed to collect any graduation/moving up/closing ceremony fees or any kind of contribution; and


f. Contribution for the annual yearbook, if any, should be on a voluntary basis.

6. Use of enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates:


For private elementary and secondary schools, technical and vocational institutions (TVIs), and higher education institutions (HEIs) including state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local universities and colleges (LUCs)
The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates is optional. The signature of the school head is required, while the signature of the schools division superintendent is not required.
For public elementary and secondary schools
The use of the enclosed completion certificate and diploma templates is required.

7. Awarding of honors to learners from Grades 1 to 12 shall follow the guidelines stipulated in DO 36, s. 2016 entitled Policy Guidelines on Awards and Recognition for K to 12 Basic Education Program.

8. Further, the end of school year rites and moving up or closing ceremony should be conducted in an appropriate solemn ceremony befitting the learners and their parents, and shall not be used as a political forum.

9. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.



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