The Department of Education (depEd) has developed the DepEd Manual of Style (DMOS), 2018 Edition. This Manual prescribe the latest language style, format, and usage based on The Chicago manual of Style, 17th Edition and integrates DepEd House Style, which includes common usage within the Department.
DepEd aims to inculcate a culture of excellence in its delivery of quality, accessible, relevant and liberating education for the Filipino learners. To achieve this, all the officials and personnel from the central down to the regional, schools division, and school levels are encouraged to actively take part in promoting the use of DMOS. Yhis will not only establish DepEd credibility, but also institute and convey a unified DepEd identity to its partners and stakeholders, and the public.
The Manual, containing set of rules of standards, shall serve as reference for DepEd personnel, involved in styling and formatting DepEd issuances and other official documents to ensure clarity, completeness of information, conciseness, and consistency in spelling, grammar, hypenation, punctuation, capitalization, typeface and abbreviation among other rules. It aims to guide them develop official documents for communication and publication of the department’s strategic priorities. It shall assist them in facilitating the processes, mechanisms, and procedures in formulating easy to understand official issuances and strengthen the communication channels of field offices to facilitate the flow of information and expand linkages with other government units for effective governance.