The state shall promote the right of every individual to relevant quality education, regardless of sex, age, creed, socio-economic status, physical and mental conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political and other affiliation. But this Office has received reports that there are private schools which violate this provision. All private schools, elementary and secondary are directed to discontinue practicing discriminatory acts against children specifically in not accepting children who have single or separated parents or those who come from broken homes for enrolment in their schools.
Posted on December 23, 1997
This concerns the adoption of standard ceiling prices for periodicals included in DECS Order No. 47, s. 1996.
Posted on December 23, 1997
Inclosed are reproduced copies of COMELEC Resolution No. 2956 promulgated 4 December 1997, entitled: “DEPUTATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND INSTRUMENTALITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT INCLUDING THE ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES PRESCRIBING THEIR DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS AS DEPUTIES OF THE COMMISSION ON ELECTIONS IN CONNECTION WTIH THE MAY 11, 1998 SYNCHRONIZED NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS,” for information and guidance.
Posted on December 15, 1997
Inclosed is a copy of the Primer on the Re-activation of the Office of the President Coordinating Center (OPCC) and among others its structure/composition.
Posted on December 10, 1997
Inclosed is a copy of the Budget Circular No. 13 dated October 15, 1997 Amplifying and Clarifying the Implementation of the Grant of Amelioration Assistance to all Government Personnel, which was received by this Department on November 21, 1997.
Posted on December 9, 1997
In order for the Department to effectively convey its messages across the broad section of its constituents, a DECS Media Quick Response Center is hereby organized to give the media agents immediate and easy access to information from credible, competent and authoritative sources; monitor media and respond to flak immediately; respond to issues proactively and conduct teach-ins for media agents about the government, particularly the DECS program and projects.
Posted on November 28, 1997
The appointment of full-time NFE District Coordinators in the twenty-five (25) divisions targeted by the Project was made part of the Loan Agreement signed between the Government of the Philippines and the Asian Development Bank Loan No. 1254 PHI (SF).
Posted on November 21, 1997
Pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution that the State shall protect and promote the rights of all citizens to quality education at all levels and take appropriate steps to make education accessible to all, it is a declared policy of the DECS to build a school in school-less barangays where enrolment and population growth trends warrant the establishment of new schools and to organize multigrade classes to offer the complete six (6) grade levels to children in the remote barangays.
Posted on November 14, 1997
Inclosed is a copy of Executive Order No. 454 dated October 31, 1997 entitled “Implementing Austerity Measures in Government for 1997.”
Posted on November 13, 1997
Pursuant to DECS Order No. 71, s. 1996 and in compliance thereto, all regional offices are hereby requested to support the implementation of Pilot Regional Schools of the Future in coordination with the Center for Education and Technology (CET).
Posted on November 7, 1997