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DepEd Policies

Orders

DepEd Order NumberTitleDate IssuedSummary/Salient ProvisionsLink
DO No. 19, s. 2018Guidelines On The Utilization Of The National Literacy Awards Support Funds For Deped Regional Offices2018Guidelines on the Utilization of the National Literacy Awards Support Funds for DepEd Regional OfficesDO No. 19
DO No. 26, s. 2003Supplemental Provisions/Guidelines On The Strengthening Of Local Literacy Coordinating Councils And Literacy Implementing Units2003The Joint Circular aims to reinforce the efforts in addressing the various literacy concerns in the country and to ensure proper implementation, management and sustainability of these literacy programs and projects.DO No. 26
D.O. No. 27, s. 2021Implementing Guidelines on the Release, Utilization, Monitoring and Reporting of Program Support Funds for Alternative Learning System for Calendar Year 20212021The guidelines aim to promote and support the program management activities and capacity building programs for ALS implementers, especially for the roll out of the ALS K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum. This is in line with the thrust of DepEd to strengthen and expand the ALS program, to pivot from access to quality consistent with Sulong Edukalidad and to comply with the prescribed minimum public health standards and various levels of community quarantine protocols during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.D.O. No. 27
D.O. No. 22, s. 2021Financial Education Policy2021The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Financial Education Policy. This is pursuant to pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 10922 or the Economic and Financial Literacy Act of 2016 and RA 10679 or the Youth Entrepreneurship Act of 2015.
This policy aims to intensify the integration of Financial Education in the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum in various disciplines across grade levels
D.O. No. 22
D.O. No. 21, s. 2021Implementing Guidelines on the Release, Utilization, Monitoring and Reporting of Program Support Funds for the Pilot Implementation of Inclusion of Alternative Learning System in School-Based Management for School Year 2020–20212021The guidelines aim to promote and support the inclusion of ALS in School-Based Management as indicated in the ALS 2.0 Roadmap. This is in line with the thrust of DepEd to strengthen and expand the ALS program, to pivot from access to quality consistent with Sulong Edukalidad, and to provide implementation guidelines to schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic.D.O. No. 21
D.O. No. 10, s. 2021Convening of the Philippine Forum for Inclusive Quality Basic Education (Educ Forum)2021The Department of Education (DepEd) convenes the The Philippine Forum for Quality Basic Education (Educ Forum). The Educ Forum is a multi-stakeholder platform for consultation, collaborative research and analysis, and high-level advice aimed at supporting strategic basic education policy, planning and programming at the national level.
The Educ Forum shall also serve as the Local Education Group (LEG) of the Philippines in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
D.O. No. 10
DO No. 18, s. 2020Policy Guidelines for the Provision of Learning Resources
in the Implementation of the Basic Education Learning
Continuity Plan
2020The policy establishes the guidelines that will enable DepEd to provide learning resources in the implementation of the Basic Education Leaning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP). It also establishes the guidelines on the release, utilization, and liquidation of support funds for the printing and delivery of self-learning modules and other learning resources.DO No. 18
DO No. 14, s. 2020Guidelines on the Required Health Standards in
Basic Education Offices and Schools
2020This Policy facilitates the safe return of learners, teacher and personnel to schools/CLCs and offices, at the time and to the extent as will be allowed by the DOH, the IATF, or the President.DO No. 14
DO No. 35, s. 2019Division Policy on Curriculum Teaching and Instructional Materials (IMs) Localization2019To this effect, the City Schools Division of Dasmariñas through the Curriculum Implementation Division (CID) Unit in cooperation with the Learning Resource Management Development System (LRMDS) will spearhead the crafting of localized instructional materials specifically for key stage 1 learners as first step towards localization.DM No. 35
DO No. 21, s. 2019Policy Guidelines on the K to 12 Basic Education Program2019The Policy provides a comprehensive explanation of the K to 12 Basic education Program and its components across all key stages. It also provides a clear framework for the monitoring and evaluation of the program.DO No. 021
DO No. 13, s. 2019Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of Enhanced
Alternative Learning System 2.0
2019These guidelines aim to ensure that the implementation of enhanced ALS 2.0 by the central office, regional, and schools division offices, and other ALS program implementers and stakeholders is strategic and efficiently and effectively managed.DO No. 13
DO No. 30, s. 2018Preventive Drug Education Program Policy for Curriculum and Instruction2018The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the Preventive Drug Education Program Policy for Curriculum and Instruction in support of the National Drug Education Program as provided in Section 43, Article IV of Republic Act No. 9165, hereunder quoted as follows: Instruction on drug abuse prevention and control shall be integrated in the elementary, secondary and tertiary curricula of all public and private schools, whether general, technical, vocational or agro-industrial as well as in nonformal, informal and indigenous learning systems. Such instructions shall include: (1) Adverse effects of the abuse and misuse of dangerous drugs on the person, the family, the school and the community; (2) Preventive measures against drug abuse; (3) Health, socio-cultural, psychological, legal and economic dimensions and implications of the drug problem; (4) Steps to take when intervention on behalf of a drug dependent needed, as well as the services available for the treatment and rehabilitation of drug dependents; and (5) Misconceptions about the use of dangerous drugs such as, but not limited to, the importance and safety of dangerous drugs for medical and therapeutic use as well as the differentiation between medical patients and drug dependents in order to avoid confusion and accidental stigmatization in the consciousness of the students otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2001.DO No.30
DO No. 18, s. 2017Guidelines on the Utilization of the 2017 Every Child a reader Program Funds for the Early Language, Literacy and Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component2017The Program Aims to Develop the Filipino Children the Literacy and Numeracy Skills, Attitude, which will contribute the Lifelong Learning: With this, it is the goal of DepEd to improve the Literacy and Numeracy of the learners from kinder to grade 3 following the K to 12 Basic education Curriculum by establishing a Sustainable and coat effective professional development system for the Teachers.DO No. 18
DO No.33, s. 2016Guidelines on the Utilization of the 2016 Every Child A Reader Program Funds for the Early Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component2016• The purpose of the Program is to develop in Filipino children literacy and numeracy skills and attitudes that will contribute to lifelong learning.

• It is the goal of the DepEd to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of Kindergarten to Grade 3 learners following the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum by establishing a sustainable and cost effective professional development system for teachers.
DO No.33
DO No. 12, s. 2015Guidelines on the Early Language, Literacy and
Numeracy Program: Professional Development Component
2015In line with one of the President’s Ten Point Basic Education Agenda which states that “every child should be a reader by Grade 1,” the Department of Education (DepEd) is strengthening its reading program through the implementation of the Early Language, Literacy, and Numeracy Program. It aims to improve reading and numeracy skills of Kinder to Grade 3 pupils, following K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum, and to establish a sustainable and cost-effective professional development system for teachers.DO No. 12

Memorandum

DepEd Memorandum NumberTitleDate IssuedSummary/Salient ProvisionsLink
DM No. 54, s. 20212021 National Literacy Conference2021In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week and DepEd Memo No. 72, s. 2019 entitled Annual Celebration of the Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), announces the conduct of the 2021 National Literacy Conference (NLC) with the theme “Literacy Learning Innovations in the New Normal Towards Sustainable Development” which will be held on September 6-7, 2021 via Microsoft Teams and will be broadcasted simultaneously on DepEd and LCC’s Facebook page. DM No. 54, s. 2021
DM No. 41, s. 20202020 National Literacy Awards2020The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), will hold the 2020 National Literacy Awards (NLA) in September in Pasay CityDM No. 41
DM No. 72, s. 2019Annual Celebration of the National Literacy Week2019The Department of Education (DepEd), in coordination with the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), announces the Annual Celebration of the National Literacy Week from September 2 to 8 of every year. This is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled, “Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week”, and the UNESCO Proclamation in 1966 that September 8 be celebrated as International Literacy Day from 1966 onwards.DM No. 72
DM No. 64, s. 20192019 National Literacy Conference2019In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), announces the conduct of the 2019 National Literacy Conference with the theme Aligning 21st Centure Literacies to Industry 4.0 Through Research. The Conference was held in Iloilo City from September 3 to 6, 2019.DM No. 64
DM No. 113 s. 20182018 National Literacy Conference and Awards2018In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), announces the conduct of the 2019 National Literacy Conference with the theme, Inclusive Literacy Through Integrative and Innovative Partnerships, which will be held at the Supreme Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio City from September 4 to 6, 2018.DM No. 113
DM No. 79, s. 20182018 Literacy Week Celebration2018The Department of Education (DepEd), in coordination with the Literacy Coordinating Council, announces the celebration of the 2018 Literacy Week from September 2 to 8, 2018. The celebration is pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, and the UNESCO Proclamation in 1966 that September 8 be celebrated as International Literacy Day from 1966 onwards.DM No. 79
DM No. 001 s. 2018Designation of Undersecretary Lorna D. Dino as Chairperson of the Literacy Coordinating Council2018The Department of Education designates Undersecretary Lorna D. Dino as Chairperson of the Literacy Coordinating Council vice Undersecretary Dina S. Ocampo. This is pursuant to Section 3 of Republic Act No. 10122 entitled An Act Strengthening the Literacy Coordinating Council, by Amending Republic Act No. 7165, otherwise known as An Act Creating the Literacy Coordinating Council Defining its Powers, and Functions, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes.DM No. 001
DM No. 135 s. 20172017 National Literacy Conference2017In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2017 National Literacy Conference with the theme Lifelong Learning in a Digital World from September 27 to 29, 2017 in Cagayan de Oro City.DM NO. 135
DM No. 98 s. 20152015 National Literacy Conference2015In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2015 National Literacy Conference with the theme Educational Justice and New literacies at the ECOTECH Center, Lahug Cebu City from September 30 to October 2, 2015.DM No. 98
DM No. 94, s. 20142014 National Literacy Conference2014In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2014 National Literacy Conference with the theme Literacy for Resilient Communities from September 17 to 20, 2014 at the Teachers Camp, Baguio City.DM No. 94
DM No. 52, s. 2014Designation Of Undersecretary Dina S. Ocampo As Chairperson Of The Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC)2014Pursuant to Section 3 of Republic Act No. 10122 entitled An Act Strengthening the Literacy Coordinating Council by Amending Republic Act No. 7165, Otherwise Known as An Act Creating the Literacy Coordinating Council, Defining Its Powers and Functions, Appropriating Funds Therefor and for Other Purposes, Undersecretary Dina S. Ocampo is designated as Chairperson of the Literacy Coordinating Council vice Undersecretary Rizalino D. Rivera.

DM No. 52
DM No. 151, s. 20132013 National Literacy Conference2013In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2013 National Literacy Conference with the theme Literacy for Inclusive Growth on September 2-6, 2013 at the Teachers Camp, Baguio City.DM No. 151
DM No. 150, s. 2012 2012 National Literacy Conference and Awards2012In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2012 National Literacy Conference and Awards on September 17-21, 2012 at the Benitez Hall, Teachers Camp, Baguio City.DM No. 150
DM No. 182, s. 20112011 National Literacy Conference2011In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2011 National Literacy Conference with the theme “Pursuing Community Development through Peace Literacy” at the Imperial Palace Suites, Quezon city on September 27-29, 2011. This is in Line with Priority agenda of the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) for Calendar Year (CY) 2011-2012, which is Literacy and Peace.DM No. 182
DM No. 362, s. 20102010 National Literacy Conference and Awards2010In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2010 National Literacy Conference on September 8-11, 2010 at the Teachers Camp, Baguio City.DM No. 362
DM No. 78, s. 2009Adoption of the New Operational Definition of Functional Literacy2009The Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) on its 94th Council Meeting on April 23, 2008, held at the SEAMEO-INNOTECH, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City, approved LCC Resolution No. 01 s. 2008 re: Adoption of the New Operational Definition of Functional Literacy (FL), copy enclosed. The resolution is based on the recommendation of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Technical Working Group (TWG) and agreed upon by the members of the Council during the LCC Strategies Planning Workshop led at the Develeopment Academy of the Philippines (DAP) on February 26-28, 2007DM No. 78
DM No. 391, s. 20082008 National Literacy Conference2008In celebration of the annual Literacy Week as stipulated in Presidential Proclamation No. 239, s. 1993 entitled Declaring the Period from September 2 to 8 of Every Year as Literacy Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), in cooperation and coordination with other government organizations (GOs), local government units (LGUs), private organizations (POs) and non-government organizations (NGOs), will hold the 2008 National Literacy Conference on September 17-19, 2008 at the Teachers Camp, Baguio City. The theme of the conference is “Functional Literacy Towards a Sustainable Future”.DM No. 391
DM No. 59, s. 20082008 National Literacy Awards2008The Department of Education (DepEd), through the Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC), will resume the conduct of the National Literacy Awards (NLA) this year, 2008, based on the recommendations of the study on the process and impact evaluation of the NLA.DM No. 59
DM No. 98, s. 2016Changes in DepEd Memorandum No. 81, s. 20162016The 2016 National Literacy Awards (NLA) was announced through DepEd Memorandum (DM) No. 81, s. 2016. However, the following changes have been made: a. The National Literacy Conference has been rescheduled from September 28-30, 2016 to October 18-21, 2016; b. The Deadline for submission of regional entry/folio for the NLA has been extended from June 30 to July 6, 2016; and c. All regional entries must be received by the Literacy Coordinating Council Secretariat on or before the closing of office hours on July 6, 2016.DM No. 97