DO 27, s. 1996 – Implementing Guidelines of DECS Participation in Kabataan 2000


April 15, 1996

DO 27, s. 1996
Implementing Guidelines of DECS Participation in Kabataan 2000

To: Bureau Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
Presidents, State Colleges and Universities
Heads of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities
Vocational School Superintendents/Administrators

  1. In compliance with Executive Order No. 139 dated November 28, 1993, the President’s Summer Youth Work Program (PSYWP) has been expanded to cover a year-round program known as KABATAAN 2000.
  2. The objectives of the program which are in support of the President’s vision of Philippines 2000, are as follows:
    1. Instill among the youth a sense of awareness of the vision, policies and programs set forth by the administration for the country and people;
    2. Provide the youth, especially the out-of-school with alternatives to instill the values of discipline, hardwork, community services, teamwork, volunteerism and the bayanihan spirit through constructive and productive undertakings;
    3. Provide training and financial assistance to the youth to support their educational and career development needs; and
    4. Contribute to nation building.
  3. To effectively provide for the abovementioned objectives, the program has two major components namely:
    1. President’s Youth Work Program (PYWP) which has eight (8) specific program components by specific government agencies such as:
      – Government Internship Program (GIP)-NYC
      – Work Appreciation Program (WAP)-DOLE
      – Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)-DECS, DOLE and DOF
      – Immersion and Outreach Program (IOP)-DSWD
      – Health Outreach Program (HOP)-DOH
      – Youth and Infrastructure Development (YID)-DPWH
      – Tourism Training and Appreciated Program (TTAP)-DOT
      – Adopt a Barangay for Community Development Through Education (ABCDE)-DECS
    2. The Weekend Youth Brigades (WYB) – The WYB are the lowcost but high-impact weekend youth programs of various government agencies and local government units. It aims to involve the youth in community building projects during the weekends.
  4. The Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), is mandated under Republic Act No. 7323 otherwise known as “An Act to Help Poor But Deserving Students Pursue Their Education by Encouraging their Employment during Summer or Christmas Vacations”. The objective is to develop the intellectual capacities of children of poor families and harness their potentials for the country’s development.
  5. Qualified to avail of the SPES Program of the DECS are students and out-of-school youths (OSYs) who are: (a) between the ages 15-25; (b) enrolled during the school year; (c) obtained at least an average passing grade during the school year; (d) dropout who intends to continue his education; and (e) parents’ combined net income after tax including his own, if any, does not exceed P36,000.00 per annum.
  6. For the DECS Central Office, SPES Program shall commence on April 22 and shall end on May 31, 1996. Other DECS Regional Offices conducting Summer SPES Program may opt for another date, provided that the inclusive number of days are in accordance with the Implementing Guidelines of R.A. 7323. Inclosed is the program of activities.
  7. The students will be paid according to existing minimum daily wage rate of which 60% will come from the employing institution/office, and 40% from DOLE in the form of Education Vouchers that may be used for defraying tuition and other school fees of the participating students. The regional directors and other DECS field officials are requested to coordinate with their counterpart, COCOPEA and DOLE officials, for the effective implementation of this program.
  8. The SPES program is exempted from COMELEC ban relative to the May 6, 1996 Sangguniang Kabataan elections (per letter-advise of COMELEC Commissioner Ressureeccion Borra addressed to the National Youth Commission).
  9. As provided for in Executive Order No. 139, s. 1994, the funding requirements for the hiring of SPES participants in the DECS Central and regional offices shall be chargeable against the savings of the DECS Central Office or from local funds subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.
  10. For the effective implementation of DECS – Kabataan 2000 Program, Task Force DECS Kabataan 2000 is hereby created and shall be composed of the following personnel:
    Dr. Lourdes V. Macatangay – Chairman and National Action Officer
    Fedelito J. Dela Cruz – Assistant Action Officer
    Ricardo C. Tejada – Task Force on Youth Development
    Fortunato G. Martin, Jr. – Task Force on Youth Development
    Melindre B. Baria – Technical Service
    Flordeliza B. Buen – Technical Service
    Renato A. Batula – Technical Service
    Luisa Fernandez – Technical Service
    Salvacion U. Ballestamon – Technical Service
    Task Force DECS Kabataan 2000 shall coordinate, oversee and monitor the implementation of DECS Kabataan 2000 programs.
  11. All DECS Regional Offices which conducted Summer SPES shall submit a report on the number of in-school and out-of-school participants including the budget used for the program. Reports should be submitted to Task Force DECS Kabataan 2000 c/o Dr. Ma. Lourdes V. Macatangay or Mr. Fedelito J. Dela Cruz, Technical Service, DECS, Fax No. 633-72-54.
  12. Dissemination of the contents of this Order to all concerned is enjoined.

Incl.: As stated
References: DECS Orders: Nos. 19, s. 1993 and 20, s. 1995
Allotment: 1-2-3-4—(M.O. 1-87)

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