The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Gender-Responsive Basic Education Policy in line with its Gender and Development (GAD) mandate as stipulated in the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Republic Act (RA) No. 9710 or the Magna Carta of Women (MCW), RA 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, and the Philippines’ International Human Rights Commitments to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) among others.
For the information and guidance of all concerned, enclosed is a copy of Presidential Directive No. 2017-0086-0087, directing all Cabinet Secretaries and Heads of Agencies to process all requests and/or applications within a maximum period of one month, regardless if this merits approval or not.
Amendment to DBM-DOH Joint Circular No. 1, s. 2012 Regarding the Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Compensation-Related Magna Carta Benefits to Public Health Workers
The Department of Education (DepEd) has received reports of allegedly fraudulent representations in certain regions with regard to obtaining salary loans from accredited private lending institutions (PLIs) under the Department’s Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program.