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DepEd Order No. 40, series 2012, or the “DepEd Child Protection Policy,” institutionalized zero tolerance against any form of violence against the child and provided for the establishment of a Child Protection Committee (CPC) in all public and private schools.Dis 21, 2018

The Constitution further provides that all educational institutions shall inculcate patriotism and nationalism, foster love of humanity, respect for human rights, appreciation of the role of national heroes in the historical development of the country, teach the rights and duties of citizenship, strengthen ethical and spiritual values, develop moral character and personal discipline, encourage critical and creative thinking, broaden scientific and technological knowledge, and promote vocational efficiency. (Article XIV, Section 3 [2]). (See more)

The implementation of the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 (RA 9155) provides the mandate for decentralizing the system of school management anti recognizes the role of the Local Government Units and other stakeholders as partners in education service delivery. Consequently, the Department of Education launched the Schools First Initiative (SFI) in 2015 to empower the school and its community stakeholders to effectively address access and quality issues in basic education. To be able to deliver to the Filipino people the quality education they need, Republic Act 9155 or the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 was signed and enacted into law Section 2 of RA 9155 states that the policy and principle for the governance of basic education shall be translated into programs, projects and services developed, adapted and offered to fit local needs.