Starting May 15, 2018 – GFAL Application for Deped Teaching, Non-Teaching Personnel

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Eligible personnel of the Department of Education (DepEd) may already apply for the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Financial Assistance Loan (GFAL) Program beginning May 15 in all GSIS offices nationwide, except the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This follows last month’s ceremonial signing of the GFAL Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two government agencies represented by Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones and GSIS President and General Manager Jesus Clint Aranas in the presence of President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacañang. GFAL is the result of more than a year…

Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Entities Under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program

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DepEd Order 18, s. 2018 Revised Guidelines on Accreditation/Re-Accreditation of Private Entities Under the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) Program     I. RATIONALE The Department of Education, as a government agency, is authorized by various laws, rules and regulations to deduct from salaries of its employees such amounts intended for the payment of contributions and other obligations due to specified government and private entities.   Such authorization, however, is concurrently limited by other laws. Section 21 of RA 4670 or the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers states that…

Deped: 100% Of PLI Service Fee Goes To Provident Fund For Lending To Personnel

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PASIG CITY, November 25, 2017 – Contrary to claims that the Department of Education (DepEd) allowed private lending institutions (PLIs) to offer loans to its teaching and non-teaching personnel because it receives “commission,” that small fraction actually goes to the Provident Fund from which all DepEd personnel may benefit. The service fee, which amounts to a measly 0.05%, charged for every remittance of the loan payment of a personnel-borrower, through the Automatic Payroll Deduction System (APDS) comes full-circle to benefit all Department personnel. To date, DepEd’s Provident Fund amounts to P4…