Philippines Liaison

Michelle Lalunio, De La Salle Lipa
Braian Mahinay, Philippine Department of Education, Alternative Learning Systems

Last updated April 2015 by Michelle Lalunio

The Philippine education system has been preparing for the full implementation of the K-12 Program for the first batch of Grade 11 students for the school year (SY) 2016-2017. This started with the introduction of universal kindergarten during SY 2011-2012.

Below are some the Department of Education (DepEd) memos and orders for this school year in support of the K-12 Program's full implementation:

Memo on the National Research Conference on Strengthening School-Based Management for the Effective Implementation of the K to 12 Curriculum
*Recognizing the importance of research as a means to improving the K-12 Program, the DepEd organized a National Research Conference which was attended by research practitioners, regional and district supervisors, as well as other school heads.

Policy Guidelines on the Implementation of the Senior High School Voucher Program Under the Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education Program
In support of the additional two years programs for secondary education, qualified students of both and public and private schools are able to enroll in non-DepEd Schools, provided that the institution is licensed to offer the Senior High School Program. This DepEd Order ensures a clear outline of guidelines for the proper qualification and disbursement of assistance for this program.

Policy Guidelines on Classroom Assessment for the K -12 basic Education Program
This document was created and distributed to effectively assess the learning progress of students under the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.


Indigenous Peoples' (IP) Community Schools: Computerized Through the Aid of Samsung Philippines
*Samsung Philippines donated about Php4.9 million worth of tablets, keyboards, laptops, and other computer accessories to three IP communities in the Philippines. According to Br. Armin Luistro FSC, the Philippines' DepEd Secretary, "We Filipinos are very culturally centered, and we hope to make sure that technology becomes a partner for the local community in preserving their culture."