DepEd Orders

Use of only lead-safe coatings or paints shall be mandatory to all pre-school, elementary and secondary schools in anticipation of the phase-out deadline for lead-added architectural, decorative and household paints by January 1, 2017.
Posted on January 18, 2017
The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on the National Inventory of DepEd Public School Buildings for School Year 2016-2017 which aims to ensure an accurate and comprehensive data of school buildings in all DepEd public schools for use in planning, budgeting, resource allocation, and decision making.
Posted on January 6, 2017

The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on Strengthening the Fire Safety and Awareness Program (FSAP) which aims to establish specific roles, responsibilities, and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms for the fire safety and awareness program of schools which was launched through DepEd Order Nos. 72, s. 2012 and 13, s. 2013.

Posted on May 2, 2016

The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Basic Education Framework to guide DRRM efforts in the basic education sector towards resilience-building in offices and schools, and to ensure that quality education is continuously provided and prioritized even during disasters and/or emergencies.

Posted on August 12, 2015

In connection with the National Disaster Conciousness Month observed annually every month of July, the Department of Education (DepEd) promotes Family Earthquake Preparedness to all elementary and secondary schools and instructs all schools to conduct the following activities as part of their respective overall preparedness plan...

Posted on June 29, 2015

The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Guidelines on Student-Led School Watching and Hazard Mapping which aims to instruct all public elementary and secondary schools in the specific engagement of learners in identifying and addressing hazards and risks.

Posted on June 16, 2015

Pursuant to Republic Act (RA) No. 10121 entitled The Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, which mandates all national government agencies to institutionalize policies, structures, coordination mechanisms and programs with continuing budget appropriation on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) from national to local levels and DepEd Order No. 50, s. 2011 entitled Creation of Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO), which mandates the said office to initiate and spearhead the establishment of mechanisms which prepare, guarantee protection and increase resiliency of the Department of Education (DepEd) constituents in the face of disaster, the DepEd issues the enclosed Coordination and Information Management Protocols for the schools, schools divisions offices (SDOs) and regional offices (ROs) and coordinators to establish the system of coordination and information management and provide guidance to DepEd field offices, schools and DRRM coordinators on their respective roles and functions relative to DRRM implementation.

Posted on June 1, 2015

The month of March each year is proclaimed as the Fire Prevention Month. The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterates to all concerned to give priority attention to fire safety through the Continuing Fire Safety and Awareness Program (FSAP) launched in school through DepEd Order No. 72, s. 2012.

Posted on March 8, 2013

In the light of the recent fire incidents in several public elementary and high schools nationwide, and various reports from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) of violations to the Revised Fire Code of the Philippines committed by schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) has felt an urgent need to conduct and implement the Continuing Fire Safety and Awareness Program (FSAP) in Schools to give priority attention to these concerns and be conscious about fire safety.

Posted on August 31, 2012

To initiate and spearhead the establishment of mechanisms which prepare, guarantee protection and increase resiliency of DepEd constituents in the face of disaster, this Department shall create the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) to institutionalize the culture of safety at all levels.

Posted on July 1, 2011