Division Memorandum 2013
“Keep Grad Rites simple – Luistro”
PASIG CITY—The Department of Education (DepEd) announces this year’s theme for the Graduation Rites through DepEd Order No. 9 s. 2014. The rites should focus on the theme “Hindi Natitinag ang Pusong Pilipino,” to pay homage to the resilience of the Filipino spirit and its triumphs over the recent string of calamities it conquered over the school year
Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro wants to maintain the solemnity of the occasion by remaining frugal and simple, “while the graduation rites mark a milestone in every learner, we should keep it prudent and economical. Extravagant attires and venues are not necessary to make an impression; the important thing is we send the message of nationalism, excellence and resilience to every graduate.”
In accordance with the School Calendar for SY 2013-2014, the Graduation Rites should be scheduled either on the 27th or the 28th of March this year. For regions or schools divisions who extended their academic year due to natural or man-made calamities, the Rites should be scheduled based on their respective revised school calendars as approved by DepEd.
All private and public elementary and secondary schools nationwide are expected to strictly comply with the requirements for graduation. Non-academic activities such as attendance to field trips and JS Promenade should not be imposed as a prerequisite to graduation. In line with this, DepEd also reiterates that while Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs) may opt to give cash or in-kind donations, public school personnel are not allowed to collect any graduation fees or any kind of contribution to any student at any grade or year level.
In a separate Regional Memorandum (No. 20 s. 2014) released by DepEd Region 8 Director Luisa Yu, conduct of JS Promenades, Senior Balls, Graduation Balls and other closing activities is discouraged so as not to disrupt classes and to spare students and parents from additional financial burden. In the same light, Graduation Rites in Region 8 should be held the simplest way possible. Yu directs division officials to monitor compliance in their respective areas.
Modified School Forms for School Heads
Modified School Forms for Teachers
Budget Execution Documents (BEDs)
• To ensure availability of funds for critical programs/projects, consistent with the physical and financial plans/targets/schedules as submitted
• To set the benchmark in agency performance that shall be used in determining the achievement of objectives and targets in the delivery of services
To ensure our efficiency in the implementation of this program, a Special Meeting cum Orientation on the New BEDs Preparation will be held on November 18, 2013 at 8:30 A.M. in the Teacher Training Center, Division of Cadiz City. The expected participants to this activity are the School Accountants, Senior Bookkeeper and Designated Bookkeepers who will be directly involved in the preparations of the New BEDs for submission to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) on the 30th day of November 2013.
In addition, the participants are urged to familiarize themselves of the new forms, which can be accessed in the Downloadables page of this portal.
For more information, all concerned personnel may contact Mr. Marnie B. Albeza, Accountant II, through telephone nos.: (034) 4930-352 or 4930-678.
Data Gathering on Personnel Information
Mapped Schools in the Division of Cadiz City
DepEd Order No. 36, s. 2013 enacts the official adoption of our Department of Education Vision, Mission and Core Values (DepEd VMV).
In promoting "One DepEd", The official DepEd VMV shall be the only vision, mission, and core values adopted by all offices and schools.
The meaning and message of our DepEd VMV should be carefully explained to all DepEd employees and key stakeholders. For more information, you may download a copy of this DepEd Order.
Elementary and high schools have to fulfill a minimum of 180 days contact time with students for each school year or 45 days per quarter. If there are class disruptions, these can be made up through additional take-home modules or actual make-up classes either on Saturdays or by extending class hours on weekdays. For private schools, we would trust the decision of the school management. For public schools, Superintendents are mandated to decide on these in consultation with their school principals.
The DepED annual calendar of around 200 school days already includes 20 days buffer for class disruptions. There may still be enough buffer days at this time of the school year so as not to require make up classes following the days lost this week.
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On LIS Housekeeping
Learner Housekeeping has started. You may visit the LIS Housekeeping Portal to get started.
2013 DCP Batches Deployment
The DepEd Computerization Program (DCP) Batches 13, 17, 18 and 19 have already been awarded and scheduled to be delivered on the third quarter of this year onward.
School readiness validation will be conducted soon, which will be announced through a Division Memorandum, in preparation for the deployment.
The announced recipient schools of the different DCP Batches are requested to download the following documents for reference.
For additional references and guidance, the following are the initial details of each DCP Batch:
For more inquiries, you may contact Rex S. Galos, the Division ICT Coordinator, through telephone number (034) 4930-352 or Mobile No. 09071898329.
On DepEd eMail Services
A possible reason for the failed email accounts is there could be a discrepancy in the personnel information that was entered in the DepEd email database prior to the launching of the service.
If a teacher would like to sign up to the DepEd email service, the following information shall be submitted to the Division Office endorsed by the his/her school head.
- Full name with middle name
- Contact numbers
- School Assigned
As for the case of "unable to access", please request your school ict coordinator to send us your username, through email@example.com and the Division ICT Unit will facilitate your request to send you a temporary password so that you can access your account again.
DepEd has launched an email service for all employees and teachers of the agency!
This is a free email service and we would like to get your support in encouraging our teachers and employees to register and get their official email account.
They may log on to
and follow the instructions.
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