DepEd Orders

Grant of authority to conduct extension classes was the retained function of the Secretary of Education and Culture and the same was not delegated to the regions pursuant to Par. No. 2-1, under Retained Functions of the Secretary, of Department Order No. 22, s. 1975. MECS Order No. 22, s. 1985 is not retroactive in effect as evidenced by the lack of provisions therein revoking/cancelling previous authority issued by the Secretary/Minister.
Posted on December 10, 1985
Further to existing Ministry issuances, particularly MECS Orders Nos. 14, s. 1984 (“Minimizing Fund-Raising Campaigns Directed at School Teachers and School Children”), 18, s. 1984 (“Discouraging Lavish Receptions for Visiting School Officials”); and 29, s. 1985 (“Guidelines on the Conduct of In-Service Training Programs, Seminars and Similar Activities”), the following activities are being discouraged or strictly limited.
Posted on December 9, 1985
In connection with the administration of the Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) on the second Sunday of December every year, the Inclosure to MECS Order No. 65, s. 1984, Rule VI – Funding and Allowances of Personnel, under Section b, is changed to: Examiners and Proctors are to receive P50.00 each on examination day, and four (4) days service credit for public school teachers. Personnel from the private schools are covered by the rules and regulations of their respective Board of Trustees.
Posted on December 6, 1985
The delegation of authority to Regional Offices on grant of permit and recognition to open/operate schools/courses, as provided in MECS Order No. 23, s. 1984 (Authority Delegation to Regional Offices), is limited to private schools only.
Posted on December 6, 1985
A Memorandum of Agreement (copy inclosed) between MECS and MPWH has been signed which specifies the particular roles of MECS at the national, regional and division levels in relation to its MPWH counterparts in the execution of the program to ensure smooth project implementation and accelerate drawdowns from Loan 2030-PH.
Posted on December 2, 1985
Pursuant to Department Order No. 35, s. 1977, the Technical Panel for Engineering Education (TPEE) was organized as a consultative and advisory body to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (MECS) to study and recommend strategies to rationalize and make more effective the existing and proposed engineering institutions and programs.
Posted on November 28, 1985
Quoted hereunder are the contents of Memorandum Circular No. 85-2 dated August 30, 1985 of his Excellency, Prime Minister Cesar E.A.Virata.
Posted on November 27, 1985
In order to be consistent in the provisions of law and to avoid confusion, the agency known as the Project Development and Implementation Management Office (PDIMO) shall hereby revert to the official name of Educational Development Projects Implementing Task Force (EDPITAF) which has been granted legal personality by virtue of P.D. 6-A as amended by P.D. 1235 and which name appears in the General Appropriations Act.
Posted on November 26, 1985
The following requirements or guidelines, consistent with the declared policies as embodied in paragraph 2 and the other provisions as provided in paragraph 4 of MECS Order No. 25, s. 1985, are hereby prescribed for compliance and/or submission by the private schools and for Ministry evaluation/action on school applications to charge extraordinary increases in tuition and other school fees in the school year 1985-86, as provided in sub-paragraph 4.3.3 of the said Order.
Posted on November 26, 1985
Circular No. 17, s. 1960, “Regulations on Outside Study of Teachers” of the Bureau of Public Schools, as amended by Circulars Nos. 3, s. 1972; and 7, s. 1973; and MECS Order No. 56, s. 1984 is further amended with Paragraph 1 (a) revised to read as stated.
Posted on November 15, 1985