Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform / Clothing Allowance to Civilian Government Personnel

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Budget and Management Boncodin Hall, General Solano Street, San Miguel, Manila   BUDGET CIRCULAR No. 2018 – 1 March 8 2018 TO:  All Heads of Departments, Bureaus, Offices, and Agencies of the National Government, Including State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned or – Controlled Corporations (GOCCs); Local Government Units (LGUs); and All Others Concerned   SUBJECT : Rules and Regulations on the Grant of Uniform/Clothing Allowance (U/CA) to Civilian Government Personnel   1.0 Background Section 50 of the General Provisions of Republic Act…

Pres. Duterte Believes Corporal Punishment Still Effective

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Malacañang on Friday said President Rodrigo R. Duterte still believes that corporal punishment is an effective way of disciplining children that is why he vetoed a bill banning its practice. In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo cited the Philippines’ unique culture and parenting experience as the reasons for the President’s stand. “As a parent to four children, the President believes that responsible parents can administer corporal punishment in a self-restrained manner. While taking into consideration the growing trend in Western countries which perceive corporal punishment as an outdated mode…

DepEd Statement on the Proposed “No Vaccination, No Enrollment” Policy

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DepEd: In view of the rising number of measles cases in the country, the Department of Education (DepEd) is studying the proposal of the Department of Health (DOH) to implement a “no vaccination, no enrollment” policy in public schools. As much as there is a growing need to reinvigorate the campaign for the importance of vaccination, Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones emphasizes that the proposed policy must take into consideration the human rights of learners, especially their access to quality basic education. While DepEd is looking into different ways to…

Pres. Duterte Signed Universal Health Care Law

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MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday signed the Universal Health Care Act into law which will automatically enroll all Filipinos under the government’s health insurance program. Duterte signed the landmark legislation in a ceremony at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace, saying the new law will surely make a positive impact in the lives of the people. “By automatically [enrolling] our citizens into the National Health Insurance Program and expanding PhilHealth coverage to include free medical consultations and laboratory tests, the Universal Healthcare Law that I signed today will…

Pres. Duterte Signed Expanded Maternity Leave Law

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MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed into law a bill that extends the maternity leave of female workers in the country from 60 to 105 days with full pay, Malacañang said on Thursday. Under the measure passed by Congress, all working mothers in the government and private sector are guaranteed with 105 days of paid maternity leave credits, with 7 days transferable to fathers. An additional 15 days will be granted to single mothers. The law also gives mothers the option to extend their leave for another 30 days…

Election Offenses Punishable by Law for DepEd Officials, Employees

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The Department of Education (DepEd) issued DepEd Order No. 048 s. 2018 – Prohibition on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity as a reminder to all its officials, teaching and nonteaching personnel on the constitutional prohibition against electioneering and conduct of partisan political activity. Article IX-B, Section 2(b), paragraph 4 of the 1987 Constitution states that no officer or employee in the civil service shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political campaign. The Omnibus Election Code, as amended, prohibits government officials and employees from engaging in any…

DepEd Early Registration Schedule in Public Schools for S.Y. 2019-2020

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Starting this January 2019, the Department of Education (DepEd) is scheduled to conduct the Early Registration for the incoming Kindergarten, Grades 1, 7 and 11 learners in all public schools nationwide. Last year, January 26, 2018, the Department of Education issued DepEd  Order No.3, s.2018 –  that enclosed the Basic Education Enrollment Policy which states that: The Department of Education (DepEd) issues the enclosed Basic Education  Enrollment Policy for School Year 2018-2019 and the subsequent school years thereafter, to  institutionalize an efficient enrollment process in public and private schools, and state/local universities and colleges…

FY 2017 PBB UPDATE as of Jan. 21, 2019 | DepEd Performance-Based Bonus

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FY 2017 PBB Update: January 21, 2019. DepED provides update on release of FY 2017 PBB for school-based personnel The Department of Education (DepEd) notifies its school-based personnel that as of January 21, DepED Region III has started releasing the Performance-Based Bonus (PBB) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The Schools Division Offices (SDOs) of the National Capital Region (NCR) and Regions IV-A, XI, and XII have received their Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) from their respective Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Regional Offices. SAROs are also being processed by…

Philstar Opinion: Let’s Take Care of Our Teachers

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Philstar Opinion I’m glad that President Duterte has overruled his Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno who wanted to once again give priority to the government’s focus on “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure projects – something that has been ongoing since the start of the current administration and something which, quite frankly, is a tree from which we have yet to see fruit. Still, the budget secretary remains keen on pouring more of the national budget here than into other projects that are in desperate need of funding. With this focus in mind,…

DepEd Clarifications on the Applicability of Amended Christmas Break to Public, Private Schools

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DepEd clarifies applicability of amended Christmas break to public, private schools Teachers in elementary and secondary public schools may begin their Christmas vacation for 2018 on December 16, following the memorandum issued by the Office of Undersecretary for Planning and Field Operations to the Department of Education’s (DepEd) Regional Offices and Schools Division Offices in view of DepEd Order No. 49, series 2018, or “Amendments to DepEd Order No. 25, s. 2018 (School Calendar for School Year 2018-2019).” However, teachers may still be required to report and render services from…