Inclosed is a copy of Commission on Audit Memorandum No. 95-095 dated September 4, 1995, prescribing the rules and regulations on the granting, utilization and liquidation of cash advances and to reiterate the expeditious liquidation of the same.
In view of the increased enrolment in our public schools and the continuing lack of basic textbooks to achieve the desired 1:1 student to textbook ratio, I am hereby reiterating the policy that priority should be given to the procurement of textbooks to improve the quality of education.
In compliance with the provisions of Executive Order 113, enjoining all sectors to participate in tree planting activities in support of the environment and natural resources program which the government is presently implementing; and in order to encourage citizenry involvement in creating a wholesome environment, the Department of Education, Culture and Sports is launching the Revitalized Tree-planting and Greening Program (RTGP)
Effective SY 1996-1997, the Management of the Educational Service Contracting (ESC) and Tuition Fee Supplement (TFS) programs is hereby transferred from the Bureau of Secondary Education (DECS) to the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE) per Memorandum of Agreement signed on February 28, 1996.