Public Affairs Service

  • Formulates a national framework to guide the operations of the Public Affairs Service office.
  • Develops standards, policies, and guidelines on communications and public relations for the Department.
  • Develop advocacy and public affairs strategies for the Department.
  • Functions as clearing house of all materials for public release in print and non-print media.
  • Facilitates and manages the mechanism of receiving, processing and analyzing information from internal and external parties ensuring the Department’s accessibility to its stakeholders and the general public.
  • Provides timely and appropriate responses to general queries and concerns in behalf of the Department.

Offices and divisions:

  1. Office of the Director
  2. Communications Division
  3. Publications Division
  • The Department, including bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

External Partnerships Service

  • Develops the national education policy framework on establishing relations with external partners of the Department.
  • Develops policies, guidelines, standards and protocols on partnership, resource generation and mobilization, and networking with stakeholders including but not limited to bilateral/multilateral agreements and pledges of commitments.
  • Based on strategic thrusts and direction of the Department, provides recommendations on the creation of the international cooperation agenda of the Department.
  • Manages and coordinates with the relevant offices the compliance and completion of DepEd commitments both local and international including commitments entered into with the political stakeholders.
  • Provides technical assistance to the Central Office units and field offices in engaging and maintaining partnerships with local and international stakeholders.
  • Enhances Philippine participation and cooperation in bilateral and multilateral cooperation programs in education by serving as focal point for DepEd in the planning and coordinating of international and regional programs and activities of SEAMEO, APEC, ASEAN, Australian Aid, USAID, World Bank, ADB, UNESCO, and other international organizations.
  • Serves as the clearing house for all international transactions within the Department, including bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

International Cooperation Office