In support of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) as approved by the National Nutrition Council Governing Board through NNC-GB Resolution No. 1, s. 2012, the Department of Education (DepEd) has advocated school feeding programs for the past years to improve the nutritional status of the undernourished pupils and students.
In October 2004, Executive Order 366 (EO) Directing A Strategic Review of the Operations and Organizations of the Executive Branch and Providing Options and Incentives for Government Employees Who May Be Affected by the Rationalization of the Functions and Agencies of the Executive Branch directed a strategic review of the operations and organizations of the Executive Branch.
Public elementary and secondary schools are ordered to accept “emergency transferees” caused by typhoon Yolanda, despite insufficient transfer credentials. Their school records shall be updated once the Department of Education (DepEd) operations in the affected areas have normalized. For initial tracking of pupil and student data, all concerned are advised to collect the information indicated in the enclosure to this Order.
The Department of Education (DepEd) seeks to further strengthen its Alternative Learning System (ALS) in order to reach more out-of-school children, youth and adults in response to attainment of objectives of both Education for All (EFA) and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
In line with the thrust to strengthen Science and Mathematics education in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE), has been implementing the specialized public secondary school system through the Regional Science High Schools (RSHSs) since 1994.
For the information and guidance of all concerned, enclosed is a copy of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 1302242 dated October 1, 2013 entitled Amendments to the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10154, Otherwise Known as an Act Requiring All Concerned Government Agencies to Ensure the Early Release of the Retirement Pay, Pensions, Gratuities and Other Benefits of Retiring Government Employees which is self-explanatory.
The Madrasah Education Program (MEP), a component of the K to 12 Program, contains a comprehensive standard or enhanced basic education curriculum in Arabic Language and Islamic Values Education (ALIVE) for all Muslim learners from both public and private Madaris. MEP aims to engage Muslim learners with relevant educational opportunities and processes, as contained in the Road Map for Upgrading Muslim Basic Education, and with components of Madrasah Education.
To ensure the effectiveness of the teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in basic education, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the National Science Teaching Instrumentation Center (NSTIC) and in coordination with the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE), shall provide packages of basic Science and Mathematics Equipment compliant to the K to 12 Curriculum for Grades 7 to 10.
In line with the thrust to improve the quality of teaching and performance of talented secondary school students, the Department of Education (DepEd) implemented the Special Program for the Arts (SPA) and the Special Program for Sports (SPS) since 2000 in selected public secondary schools nationwide. The schools offering SPA and SPS provide development opportunities to high school students with high inclination and potential for arts and sports.
In line with the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program, the Department of Education (DepEd) has strengthened the implementation of Every Child a Reader Program (ECARP). This Program is envisioned to establish and institutionalize, through a Multi-literacy and Numeracy Program, a continuous, sustainable and cost-effective professional development system (school-based mentoring or learning partnership program for technology transfer) to primary school teachers and thereby produce Filipino children with literacy and numeracy skills for lifelong learning.