The Department of Education (DepEd) issued DepEd Order (DO) No. 22, s. 2018 title Amended Multi-year Implementing Guidance on the Allocation and Utilization of the Indigenous People Education (IPED) Program Support Fund (PSF) to provide guidance on the allocation, release, utilization, and liquidation of the said fund.
The IPEd PSF supports the implementation of DepEd’s plans and priorities on IPEd at the central, regional, and schools division levels pursuant to DO 62, s. 2011 titled Adopting the National Indigenous Peoples Education Policy Framework and DO 43, s. 2013 titled Implementing Rules and Regulation of Republic Act No. 10533 Otherwise Known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.
The parameters and processes for fund allocation, release, utilization, and liquidation as discussed in DO 22, s. 2018 remain in force, including the considerations arising from dialogue with community partners. For this fiscal year, the allocations for implementing regions are specified in the enclosed 2020 Guidelines on the Use of Indigenous Peoples Education Program Support Fund.
In accordance with the full implementation of the Program ManagementInformation System (PMIS), provisions on the use of the PMIS and related necessary procedures pertinent to PSF management are discussed in the enclosure. As emphasized on DO 22, s. 2018, the accountable officials for the implementation of the IPEd Program are the schools division superintendent (SDS) at the schools division level and the regional director (RD) at the regional level. Relative to this, the PMIS page of the IPEd Program is lodged with the Office of the SDS at the schools division level and with the Office of the RD at the regional level.
For more information, please contact the Indigenous People Education Office (IpsEO), Room 104, 4th Floor, Mabini Bldg., Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at [email protected].
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