DO 52, s. 2017 - Amendments to DepEd Order Nos. 12 s. 2004 and 36, s. 2007 (Revised Implementing Guidelines for the DepEd Provident Fund)

October 18, 2017
DO 52, s. 2017
Amendments to DepEd Order Nos. 12 s. 2004 and 36, s. 2007 (Revised Implementing Guidelines for the DepEd Provident Fund)
To:     Undersecretaries
          Assistant Secretaries
          Bureau and Service Directors
          Regional Directors
          Schools Division Superintendents
          Division Chiefs
          Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
          All Others Concerned
 
  1. Pursuant to Resolution No. 1, s. 2017 of the DepEd Provident Fund (PF) National Board of Trustees (NBT), some of the pertinent provisions of DepEd Order (DO) Nos. 12, s. 2004 and 36, s. 2007 on the Revised Implementing Guidelines for the DepEd Provident Fund are hereby modified effective immediately, as follows:
  1. Item 3 of DO 36, s. 2007
Original Provision Amendment
   Qualified casual employees, including contractual employees with appointment and co-terminus employees, who have been in the service with the Department for at least two (2) years of continuous service, may avail of the Provident Fund loan up to a maximum amount of Twenty Thousand Pesos (P20,000.00) only, and shall be payable up to a maximum of two (2) years (24 months).
  Qualified co-terminus employees who have been in the service with DepEd for at least two years, inclusive of services rendered as Contract of Service (COS) within the last five years, if any, may avail of the PF loan up to a maximum principal amount of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000.00) only, payable in equal monthly amortizations from 12 up to 24 months, at the option of the borrower, subject to his/her capacity to pay.

 
   The borrower shall be required one co-maker with the following qualifications:
 With permanent status of employment;

  1. Has been in the service with the Department for at least one year, inclusive of services rendered as COS within the last five years, if any;
  2. Has a monthly basic salary of greater than or equal to that of the former’s monthly basic salary; and

  Not a co-maker for at least three PF loans with outstanding balances.

 
    b. Section X, Item 10 of DO 12, s. 2004
 
Original Provision Amendment
    All types of loans shall have an interest rate of six percent (6%) per annum, add-on and straight computation. The regular loan shall be paid in twenty-four (24) equal monthly installments (two [2] years), while the special loan may be paid in either twenty-four (24, two [2] years), thirty-six (three [3] years) or sixty (60, five [5] years) equal monthly installments, depending on the borrower’s capacity to pay and with his/her consent. The teacher/ employee-borrower may opt for a shorter repayment term for his/her loan. In all cases, re-payment of loans shall be through automatic deduction from the borrower’s salary, either by agency payroll or PSD-IBM deduction.    All types of loans shall have a contractual interest rate of six percent (6%) per annum, computed using the diminishing/declining balance method, wherein the interest per installment period is calculated based on the outstanding balance of the PF loan at the beginning of each installment period.
 
 Total amount due, inclusive of principal and interest, will be payable in equal monthly amortizations. The borrower may opt for a repayment period from 12 up to 60 months, subject to his/her capacity to pay. In all cases, repayment of loans shall be through automatic payroll deduction. For guidance, refer to Illustrations 1 to 5, for terms of loan of 1 to 5 years, respectively, and the corresponding notes.
  1. Provisions on the implementing guidelines contained in DO Nos. 12, s. 2004 and 36, s. 2007 which are inconsistent with the aforementioned amendments are hereby rescinded while those which are not affected shall continue to be observed.
  1. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
(SGD)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
                         Secretary
 
References: DepEd Order: (Nos. 12, s. 2004 and 36, s. 2007)
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