October 25, 1996 – DO 78, s. 1996 – Creating the Project Implementation Support Unit For the Third Elementary Education Project


October 25, 1996

DO 78, s. 1996
Creating the Project Implementation Support Unit For the Third Elementary Education Project

To: Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries
Bureau, Center and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Superintendents
All Others Concerned

  1. Pursuant to the decentralization and modernization thrust of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports which is to ensure the smooth and successful implementation of the Third Elementary Education Project (TEEP), the following are hereby seconded to the Central-Project Implementation Support Unit (PISU) on a full-time basis and designated as chiefs of the components for the purpose of project coordination, monitoring and supervision of the various components:

    1. Assistant Director Teresita Inciong
      Bureau of Elementary Education
      Project Manager
    2. Jesus Lorenzo Mateo
      Office of Planning Service
      Assistant Project Manager
    3. Jay Fernandez
      Office of the Undersecretary and Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs
      Chief Policy and Strategic Planning and Instructional Materials
    4. Luisa Yu
      Chief, INSET Management Unit
      Bureau of Elementary Education
    5. Irene de Robles
      Chief, School Improvement and Innovation Unit
      Bureau of Elementary Education
    6. Ric Faderon
      Chief Education Education Advocacy and Information Unit
      Bureau of Elementary Education
    7. Isidra Afunggol
      Chief, Monitoring and Evaluation and Educational MIS Unit
      Office of Planning Service
    8. Catalino Fortes
      Chief, Accounting Unit
      Accounting Division
    9. Amando Ruiz
  2. The Central-PISU shall have the following functions:
    1. Ensures the proper planning, implementation and supervision of project activities;
    2. Identifies, coordinates and supports capability- building activities of DECS participating units including the division-level PISU;
    3. Conducts planning, appraisal, supervision, and monitoring and evaluation of Division Education Development Plans (DEDPs) as implemented by the division-level PISU in accordance with TEEP established guidelines;
    4. Identifies, coordinates and provides support to research, policy and project studies related to TEEP objectives and purposes;
    5. Prepares and submits reports for the Project Director; and
    6. Serves as Secretariat to the Project Management Advisory Committee (PMAC).
  3. Initial operating expenses to be incurred by the PISU shall be charged against OSEC and other funds until such time that the TEEP funds shall have been made available. Management and Audit, Personnel and Finance Divisions are directed to take appropriate steps, including coordinating with the Department of Budget and Management, to create the necessary positions for PISU Staff commensurate to their respective Terms of Reference.
  4. The PISU office shall be located at the 5th Floor, Bonifacio Building, NASA Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City.
  5. All DECS agencies and units are directed to provide assistance and support to the PISU to ensure smooth implementation of TEEP.
  6. Immediate dissemination of this Order is desired for the information and compliance of all concerned.

Reference: DECS Order: (No. 51, s. 1996)
Allotment: 1-2—(M.O. 1-87)

To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
Course of Study, ELEMENTARY