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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Policy Guidelines on Official Mobile Phones, Postpaid Lines & Prepaid Loads

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The Department of Education has released DO 017 s. 2019 also known as Guidelines on the Provision and Use of Official Mobile Phones, Postpaid Lines and Prepaid Loans. This DepEd Order can be downloaded here, published last 18 July 2019.

The use of ICT equipment such as mobile phones is essential in carrying out the diverse tasks and responsibilities in workplaces especially in DepEd. Mobile phones complemented with provision on postpaid lines and prepaid loads allow the DepEd officials and other personnel concerned to have immediate communication with clients and stakeholders, and enable them to respond to time-sensitive issues and concerns.

This policy aims to rationalize and regulate the provision and use of mobile phones, postpaid lines and prepaid loads for authorized regular DepEd officials and personnel concerned at the Central Office, Regional offices, Schools Division Offices and public schools.

  1. This provision shall not be treated as allowance, but as an expense subject to reimbursement or liquidation procedure requiring submission of the corresponding billing statements and/or official receipts.
  2. The postpaid line and prepaid load shall be provided to officials, and to other personnel holding regular positions in the DepEd agency staffing pattern who have been duly designated by the competent authorities to perform the duties and responsibilities as Officers-in-Charge of such positions.
  3. The authorized/eligible recipients and their maximum monthly provision for the postpaid line and prepaid load are as follows:
Central OfficeOffice and PositionMonthly Ceiling (Php)
Assistant Secretary5,000.00
Director IV4,000.00
Director III3,000.00
Division Chief2,500.00
Assistant Division Chief1,000.00
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Secretary – Proper5,000.00
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Undersecretary3,000.00
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Assistant Secretary2,000.00
Allowable provision for the staff of the Office of the Director1,000.00
Regional OfficeRegional Director (RD)4,000.00
Assistant Regional Director3,000.00
Division Chiefs2,500.00
Education Program Supervisor500.00
Allowable provision for other RO personnel authorized by the RD8,000.00
School Division OfficeSchool Division Superintendent3,000.00
Assistant School Division Superintendent2,500.00
Division Chief2,000.00
Education Program Supervisor500.00
Public Schools District Supervisor500.00
School Head/Principal300.00
Allowable provision for other SDO personnel authorized by the SDS8,000.00

Upkeep of Mobile Phone Units

  1. The eligible recipient shall exercise due care in the use of the DepEd-issued mobile phone unit.
  2. In cases where the unit needs to be repaired, the official or personnel concerned shall directly proceed to the service provider for the repair of the unit.
  3. All expenses for the repair and maintenance of the DepEd-procured and issued mobile phone unit that are not covered by the warranty shall be on personal account of the eligible recipient.
  4. Disposal of DepEd-issued mobile phones shall follow the guideline and procedures in disposing unserviceable equipment.

Source of Fund

The amounts required for payment of postpaid line and prepaid load under this Order shall be taken from the General Administrative Support Service (GASS)-MOOE appropriations/budget of the Central Office, Regional Offices, School Division Offices and schools, and from other available legal sources, subject to availability of funds and in compliance with existing budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

Download the Memo 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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Checking of School Forms: DOs and DONTs

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Every last quarter of the School Year, we prepare for the checking of our School Forms. And with the release of DepEd Order (DO 11) series of 2018, it has been clarified as to:

  1. What to check in the School Level?
  2. When to check in the School Level?
  3. Should the District Level conduct checking?
  4. Who are the School Checking Committee?
  5. Who are the Division Checking Committee?

And many other questions which has been clearly stipulated within the DepEd Order.

We would also like to share to a Revised Process Flow that would explain the checking process.

School Checking List
School Level Process Flow of Checking of Forms
Division Level Checking List/Process
Division Checking Committee Process Flow
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DepEd Newsletter (October 23-27, 2017)

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Apart from the fuzz regarding the Net Take-Home Pay of many DepEd personnel and the response of the DepEd Central Office to revoke their previous stand and the press release, these are the highlights of the week that also needs much attention.

First up, National Science and Technology Fair.

With the release of DepEd Memorandum No. 175, s. 2017, the guidelines and mechanics for the National Science and Technology Fair of SY 2017 and 2018.

Second, 2017 Principals’ Test

With the release of DepEd Memorandum No. 174, s. 2017, comes the important announcement for the 2017 Princpals’ Test.

Next up, 2017 National Musabaqah Skills Exhibition

The upcoming event, the 2nd National Musabaqah Skills Exhibition from DepEd Memorandum No. 172, s. 2017 contains the set guidelines and mechanics. The guidelines can be downloaded directly from the link above and the standardized entry form is shown below.

Other Issuances not mentioned above:

DepEd Order No. 55, s. 2017
Revised Guidelines on the Implementation of P4,000.00 Net Take Home Pay for Department of Education Personnel
> Read more
DepEd Order No. 54, s. 2017
Amendments to Deped Order No. 19, s. 2017 (Guidelines on the Implementation of the Senior High School Voucher Program Effective School Year 2017-2018)
> Read more
DepEd Memorandum No. 175, s. 2017
National Science and Technology Fair for School Year 2017-2018
> Read more
DepEd Memorandum No. 174, s. 2017
2017 Principals’ Test
> Read more
DepEd Memorandum No. 173, s. 2017
Inclusion of Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination in School-Based Immunization Program
> Read more
DepEd Memorandum No. 172, s. 2017
2017 National Musabaqah Skills Exhibition
> Read more
DepEd Memorandum No. 171, s. 2017
Changes in Deped Memorandum No. 143, s. 2017 (National and Regional DepEd ICT Summits)
> Read more
DepEd Memorandum No. 170, s. 2017
Search for the 2017 Guro ng Pagasa (Gantimpala Para sa Ulirang PagtutuRO ng PAG-iimpok at Araling PanSalapi)
> Read more
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