Public school teachers to receive World Teachers’ Day Incentive Benefit

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The Department of Education (DepEd) will give the World Teachers ‘ Day Incentive Benefit (WTDIB) to all public school teachers who are in duty in the Department as from 30 September 2019, to express its appreciation for the hard work and dedication to building and nurturing the future leaders and country makers of the country.

Each licensed teacher of the public school shall be provided the WTDIB in the sum of P1000, not before 5 October of this year. This support was created possible by the DepEd Special provisions no. 12 in accordance with Republic Act no. 11260 (General Appropriations of the Fiscal Year 2019 or “A Law Appropriating Funds from 1 January to 29 January and other purposes to operate in accordance with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines).

Public school teachers who are subject to any of these conditions are not qualified for the WTDIB:

  • Those without leaver (AWOL) are absent from 30 September 2019;
  • Those who have ceased to work by 30 September 2019;
  • Those convicted of any crime related to their job during the period from 30 September 2018 to 30 September 2019; and
  • Those who are employed after 30, 2019.

The WTDIB grant forms part of DepEd’s commitment to constantly seeking, developing and implementing methods of improving the social welfare of its staff and in particular educators for their invaluable job and practice.

The efforts are in accordance with DepEd Order No. 26, 2019 sequence of guideline and are available online at: https:/ s2019-026.pdf.

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2019 Nutrition Month Celebration: DM 082 s. 2019

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DepEd released DM 082 s. 2019 also known as the 2019 Nutrition Month Celebration. Dated 08 July 2019, this year’s theme is Kumain ng wasto at maging aktibo… push natin ‘to!

Furthermore, the 2019 Nutrition Month Celebration aims to promote:

  1. consumption of healthy food and drinks,
  2. eating and choosing healthy choices regularly,
  3. making healthy eating habit and lifestyle, and
  4. being active and exercising daily.

Consequently, to support this developmental endeavour of the National Nutritional Council, DepEd enjoins all schools to participate in this celebration. However, schools must observe the Engaged Time-on-Task Policy of the department be observed.

On the other hand, if you wish to download the Memorandum and the tarpaulin design:

Download Memo Here
Download Image Here

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FREE Automated Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B

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This free Automated Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B is our response to the tedious tasks underscored with this program. DepEd Order 14 s.2018 may have revised the Phil-IRI process but it did not take into consideration its tediousness.

What is the Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B

The Free Automated Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B are the forms needed to accomplish after conducting the Group Screening Test. Furthermore, the Phil-IRI GST is important in order to determine a whole class’ reading level, and identify particular students who may need more assistance in performing reading tasks.

In other words, it can tell teachers whether students are reading at, above, or below their grade levels.

In addition to that, the Phil-IRI Group Screening Test (GST) is a silently-administered test in both Filipino and English. Each tool is composed of a 20-item comprehension test based on a set of leveled passages for each grade level. The GST covers Grades 3 to 6 in Filipino and Grades 4 to 6 in English. The passages were written and selected based on concept load, level of vocabulary used, sentence complexity, nature of themes and cohesion.

1) Phil-IRI Form 1A: Talaan ng Pangkatang Pagtatasa ng Klase (PPK) sa Phil-IRI

The Phil-IRI Form 1A is for the GST in Filipino. The objectives of completing and submitting this form include the following to:

  1. identify the types of questions(literal, inferential or critical) that each child can answer;
  2. classify the students that are recommended for administration of the Phil-IRI tests,
  3. capture the reading performance of the class, thus design appropriate classroom instruction. This form includes the class list, the itemized scores of the students according to the types of questions answered, and their total score.

2) Phil-IRI Form 1B: Summary of the Phil-IRI Group Screening Test Class ReadingRecord (CRR)

This form has the same content and objectives as the Phil-IRI Form 1A. Phil-IRI Form 1B is for the GST in English.

Video tutorial on how to use Automated Phil-IRI 1A and 1B

Download Automated Phil-IRI Form 1A and 1B Here

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Implementation of P5,000 Net Take Home Pay for DepEd Personnel FY 2019

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DepEd issued the guidelines for the Implementation of the Php 5,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for all personnel for FY 2019. This issuance is relative to RA 11260 entitled An Act Appropriating Funds for the Operation of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines from January 1 to December 31, 2019 and for Other Purposes.

The Administrative Code of 1987 expressly prohibits deductions from the salaries of government employees for services rendered, unless expressly authorized by law[1]. As an exception, General Appropriations Acts (GAAs) for previous years provided for authorized deductions from the salaries and benefits accruing to government employees, with required order of preference for deductions and limitations that deductions should not reduce the employee’s monthly net take home pay (NTHP) to an amount lower than the threshold stated therein.

Correspondingly, the Department issued guidelines for the implementation of these provisions in the respective GAAs enacted in previous years. The GAA of FY 2019 (RA 11260), incorporating the President’s Veto thereon, provides for the foregoing for the current fiscal year. However, there are notable differences from equivalent provisions in the FY 2018 GAA. 

In order to implement and comply with the applicable provisions in the FY 2019 GAA and the President’s Veto Message on the subject, ensure that teachers receive the mandated minimum monthly NTHP of Php 5,000, and instill discipline in contracting financial obligations from authorized entities, these guidelines are being issued.

To facilitate adjustments in the system and ensure smooth transition, the modifications in the payroll deduction schedule will be made effective in the August 2019 payroll. This is due to administrative and logistical preparations needed, such as extensive and proper communication with all stakeholders and implementers, as well as technical modifications to be made in the payroll program.

Download the DepEd Order here.

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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

Supported each year by individuals, communities and various organisations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society.

In support thereof, DepEd Released DM 078 s. 2019. The Memorandum is as stated below and can be downloaded through the link mentioned.

DepEd Memo 078 s. 2019:

  1. Pursuant to the United Nations declaration dated 7 December 1987 and Presidential Proclamation No. 264, the Dangerous Drugs Board will spearhead the observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDADAIT) 2019 on June 26, 2019 with the theme Katarungan Para sa Kalusugan, Kalusugan Para sa Katarungan.
  2. The program for the national celebration will be held on June 22, 2019, 2:00 P.M. at the Vista mall Open Parking, Balanga, Bataan. Part of the IDADAIT celebration will be a fun run and Rakrakan Against Drugs, a free rock concert featuring local bands.
  3. The IDADAIT is an annual event observed by United Nations-member countries as an expression of their determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of illegal drugs and drugs abuse.
  4. Office of the Department of Education in the central, regional and schools division offices, as well as schools, are encouraged to promote the event through the following:
    • Putting-up of streamers/banners in strategic areas;
    • Posting of the event and its them in electronic billboards, if any; and
    • Participation of staff to the IDADAIT program.
  5. For more information, please contact the Dangerous Drugs Board through Mr. Rex P. Cammayo through email at [email protected] or mobile phone no. 0939-204-8258 and Ms. Liane Angelica M. Kalacas through email [email protected] or mobile phone no. 0923-204-8258.
  6. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


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Teaching Reading Resources |FREE Download|

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The Schools Division of Davao City conducted a Reading Workshop and Skills Training last July 2018. The activity was held at Imelda Elementary School, Tugbok District. The following Teaching Reading Resources are now available for download.

We would like to share with everyone the presentations used during this activity. You can download it for free by visiting our newly created website. This website will be tackling only for Reading Resources. However, you need to register and log-in to access the files.

You can access this website by registering at You can also comment and participate in many of our discussions, threads, and posts there.

Topics include (Teaching Reading Resources):

  1. Background Information on What is Reading?
  2. Domains of Literacy: Beginning Reading
  3. Phonemic Awareness
  4. Developing Word Recognition
  5. Vocabulary Development and many more.


Remember that the Powerpoint Presentations, Word Documents and other files are only viewable once you register. Browsing the website will not show these links to guest users.

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How many teaching loads are required for Master Teachers in DepED?

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Teaching loads in DepEd is one of the hottest topics. And Master Teachers are mostly the ones who are questioned about it. Consequently, we will determine how many teaching loads are required for them.

We needed to plow our way out of many DepEd Orders to answer this question. To begin with, we opened DepEd Order #39 s. 1990.

Legal Basis #1

Item #7, Part 4:

All Master Teachers I and II (shall) be given full teaching loads, except those with special projects or researches, in which case a minimum of 4 teaching loads be given.

DepEd Order 39 s. 1990 also known as Deployment and Assignment of Public School Teachers.

In fact, this is a very clear answer to our question. Master Teachers must have full teaching loads. However, there have been issues that Master Teachers are given less than that due to:

  1. Observation of (other) classes.
  2. School-Based Management tasks.
  3. School Head delegation of administrative functions.
  4. Coaching and Mentoring and alike.

As such, in order to determine if these reasons above are valid, let us check another DepEd Order for more information. So, we checked on DECS Order no. 82 s. 1997.

Legal Basis #2

Item 1, Part A:

Shifting from the Master Teacher’s track to the Principal’s Track… at any point in progression levels provided qualification standards are met and after passing the examination.

Item 1, Part B:

The Master Teacher…who desires to shift is ranked with all other qualified candidates for the equivalent position.

Item 1, Part F:

An assessment, certification and training program shall be conducted by the National Educators Academy of the Philippines

DECS Order No. 82 s. 1997: Revised Guidelines on Shifting from Master Teacher Position to Administrative Position and Vice-Versa.

In other words, it’s definitely clear, a Master Teacher can’t just take away his/her teaching loads. There must be clear-cut steps to take. Further, the Department Orders specifically says they should be given full teaching loads.


  1. DECS Order No. 82 s. 1997: Revised Guidelines on Shifting from Master Teacher Position to Administrative Position and Vice-Versa.
  2. DECS Order No. 50 s. 1994: Guidelines for Teaching Assignments in the Intermediate Grades.
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Search for Outstanding Barkada Kontra Droga Program Implementers (SY) 2018-2019

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The Search for Outstanding Barkada Kontra Droga Implementers in Secondary Schools for School Year 2018-2019 is on. This activity is under the Office of the President, through the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) which aims to:

  1. Strengthen the National Drug Education Program through BKS Movement established in the schools;
  2. Develop skills and understanding among all school personnel and students in initiating active responses for a drug-free school;
  3. increase community awareness and participation
  4. support and sustain the services in the Barkada-adopted concepts, and
  5. identify best practices of the different BKD Chapters.

All secondary schools with an organized and functional BKD Chapters are encouraged to join the search.

Implementing Rules

The Search for the Outstanding BKD Chapter is open to all secondary schools with organized and functional BKD Chapter nationwide.

Period of Coverage

The Search will cover BKD activities conducted from SY 2018-2019. There will be three (3) levels of searches to be conducted as follows:

  • Division Level – The search will be conducted in June 2019 by the Division Evaluating Team. The winner at the respective Division Level shall be submitted to the Regional Evaluating Team. (Deadline July 31, 2019)
  • Regional Level – The search for the regional level will be done in August 2019 in which the best entry in each region shall be submitted to the National Evaluation Team. (Deadline September 13, 2019)
  • National Level – Two levels of evaluation shall be conducted:
  1. Paper Evaluation – September 16-19, 2019
  2. Field Evaluation – September to December 2019


1. Functionality of the BKD Program on Drug Abuse Prevention in Secondary Schools10%
a. Activities / Timetable10%
2. Coverage and Scope of Implementation15%
a. School-wide implementation10%
b. Community involvement and partnership5%
3. Nature of Extent of Drug Abuse Prevention Activities / Projects Initiated / Implemented / Organized (indicate number and support with documents)30%
(Use of Mass-Media-Print, TV/broadcast, films, slide presentation, exhibits, etc.)
(Integration of drug abuse prevention concepts and BKD components in classroom instruction, organizing seminar-workshops on drug abuse prevention, launching of BKS, seminars, capacity building, etc.)
(Provision of guidance and counseling services, peer counseling, referral services, assistance to student surrenderers if any, etc.)
(Sports / Athletics, Cultural, Income-Generating, Arts and Crafts, Religious Civic, and other Recreational Activities.
4. Extent of Involvement of the Following in Terms of Providing Leadership and Support in Program Implementation20%
a. Students5%
b. Teachers5%
c. School Administrators2%
d. Parent-Teacher Association (PTA)2%
e. Socio-Civic / Religious Organizations2%
f. Government Officials / Agencies2%
g. Non-Government Officials / Agencies2%
5. Attainment of Objectives20%
6. Monitoring and Evaluation Scheme5%

Awards and Prizes

There will be five (5) National Winners, to wit:

  • 1st Prize – Php 50,000.00 + Plaque
  • 2nd Prize – Php 40,000.00 + Plaque
  • 3rd Prize – Php 30,000.00 + Plaque
  • 2 Consolation Prizes – Php 10,000.00 (each) + Plaque

All Regions will submit one (1) Official Entry. It should be submitted directly to the Bureau of Learner Support Services-SHD DepEd Central office. Deadline for submission will be on September 13, 2019.

For more information and to download the Memoranda, please click here.

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Senior High School Voucher Program will Continue for School Year (SY) 2019-2020

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The Department of Education released a statement last 03 April 2019 to ensure the public that the Senior High School Voucher Program will continue for School Year 2019-2020. The statement was released amidst the public’s concern that the program is in danger due to the reenactment of last year’s National Budget.

DepEd remains firm with the mandate to uphold the right of every Filipino to quality basic education. As such, the department will continue to engage the services of PEI’s and non-DepEd public schools offering Grades 11 and 12.

The reenacted budget shall remain in force until such time the GAA is passed into law by Congress (citation). Under last year’s General Appropriations Act (2018), the Senior High School Program’s allocation is P14.4 billion. This figure is short for this year’s budget of about 5.9 billion. Consequently, the Senior High School Voucher Program for this School Year’s application will be pending.

On the other hand, Grade 10 completers in School Year 2018-2019 under the following categories are automatically eligible for vouchers:

  1. Learners who completed from public schools operated by DepEd.
  2. In state and local universities and colleges.
  3. And in private schools who are ESC grantees.


DepEd’s Statement on SHS Voucher Program

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Softcopy of MOVs are Accepted (R.A. 8792) for Individual Performance Commitment and Review Form (IPCRF)

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With the end of the School Year Review in season, the Individual Performance Commitment and Review Form (IPCRF) is in-demand. This form needs Means of Verifications (MOVs) upon submission. But all will be a lot easier and more efficient if these are submitted in softcopy(ies) [R.A. 8792].

According to Republic Act 8792 also known as Electronic Commerce Act of 2000:

This Act shall apply to any kind of data message and electronic document used in the context of commercial and non-commercial activities to include domestic and international dealings, transactions, arrangements, agreements contracts and exchanges and storage of information.

Section 4: Sphere of Application, R.A. 8972

This includes all electronic copies (softcopies) of MOVs on the Individual Performance Commitment and Review Form.

We were able to understand this notion when our developer made a Facebook Post on softcopies for MOVs. Mr. Dexter Pante made a comment on this thread. For specific portions, the post is seen as below:

The post was pertaining to a Memo from Region 4A which supplemented the use of e-copies on MOVs. Many regions and School Division Offices aren’t practicing this and are strictly imposing hard copies only. To which Mr. Dexter Pante whom he met last October at a workshop with the Central Office mentioned:

Mr. D. Pante again reiterated that there’s no need for a DepEd Memo or DepEd Order to supplement this since a Republic Act is stronger. Logically, this reason is valid and acceptable. And as such, we strongly advise all other offices and DepEd Personnel to accept and practice softcopies for MOVs. This is for efficiency and savings on your Schools’ MOOE on the use of paper.

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