1. With reference to the ongoing review of the existing systems and processes to streamline and strengthen professional development (PD) programs and courses for teachers and school leaders, the implementation of the Guidelines for National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Recognition of Professional Development Provams and Courses for Teachers and School Leaders pursuant to DepEd Order (DO) No. 001, s. 2020 shall be held in abeyance.
  2. This moratorium is issued in line with the new directions of this administration through the MATATAG Agenda which envisions to implement resilient reforms in the curriculum implementation, quality basic education serices, maximum provision of education facilities, protection of learner well-being, and development of teacher support programs.
  3. During this period, the Department of Education (DepEd) Service Providers shall prioritize the implementation of the Curriculum and Teaching strand PD programs such as but not limited to K-12 Curriculum, Learning Camp for Math, Science, and English (Grades 7 and 8), National Literacies Program, and other NEAP-related PD Programs/ Activities chargeable to Human Resource Development (HRD) Funds, subject to the Interim PD standards to be issued by NEAP in a separate memorandum.
  4. In relation to this, the availment of the HRD Fund through the NEAP Recognition process in accordance to DO 030, s. 2021 or the Multiyear Implementing Guidelines on the Allocation and Utilization of the Human Resource Development Fund for Teachers and School Leaders shall also be held in abeyace until such time that NEAP issues new direction and poli ies related to DepEd Profes ional Development S stem.
  5. Learning Service Providers authorized by NEAP may continue to offer their PD programs and courses, subject to the voluntary participation of teachers and school leaders.
  6. This moratorium shall remain in effect until it has been lifted by any appropriate issuances.
  7. For clarifications, please coordinate with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines-Quality Assurance Division, 2nd Floor, Mabini Building, Departmen of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pa ig City, through email a neap.qad@deped.gov.ph.
  8. Immediate dis mination of this Memorandum is desired.