DO 28, s. 2013 – Additional Guidelines to DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2012 (Guidelines on the Implementation of the Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE)
Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units
Schools Division/City Superintendents
Heads, Public Elementary Schools
All Others Concerned
- In addition to the languages of instruction mentioned in DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2012 entitled Guidelines on the Implementation of the Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) under the K to 12 Basic Education Program, the following shall be used as the languages of instruction for Grade 1 pupils who speak the same languages. These languages will used in the specified regions and divisions starting school year (SY) 2013-2014:
Mother Tongue and other Language Region Geographical Location 1. Ybanaq Region II Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Isabela 2. Ivatan Region II Batanes Group of Islands 3. Sambal Region III Zambales 4. Akianon Region VI Aklan, Capiz 5. Kinaray-a Region VI Capiz, Aklan 6. Yakan ARMM Basilan Province 7. Suriqaonon Caraga Surigao City and Provinces
- The MTB-MLE aims to improve the pupil’s language and cognitive development, as well as his/her socio-cultural awareness as provided in the enclosure of DepEd Order No. 16, s. 2012. The child’s language will serve as the fundamental language for literacy and learning.
- As soon as the Teacher’s Guide (TG) and Learner’s Materials (LMs) of these languages are ready, the Department through the Instructional Materials Council Secretariat (IMCS) shall issue a Memorandum announcing the schedule and manner of distribution to the schools.
- Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
DepEd Order: (No. 16, s. 2012)
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