Bureau and Service Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public Elementary and Secondary Schools Heads
All Others Concerned
The Department of Education (DepEd) issues this Order to define the roles and responsibilities of the Regional and Division IPEd Focal Persons for purposes of program accountability and ensuring that the scope of their coordinative function is understood across the organizational units of the regional offices (ROs) and schools division offices (SDOs). This is pursuant to DepEd Order (DO) No. 62, s. 2011 entitled Adopting theNational Indigenous Peoples Education (IPEd) Policy Frameworkand DO 43, s. 2013 entitled Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 10533 otherwise known as the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013.
While Regional and Division IPEd focal persons have been designated since the National IPEd Program has been officially instituted in 2013, a more nuanced appreciation of the roles and responsibilities of the IPEd Focal Persons vis-a-vis the specific requirements of the program has developed in the course of defining its distinct approach to program implementation and community engagement. This has also emerged amidst the milestone reforms brought about by the K to 12 Basic Education Program. The resulting articulation of this key aspect of program management is contained in this policy document, which has been refined in the course of several inter-regional conferences on the IPEd Program and program management discussions convened by the DepEd–Indigenous Peoples Education Office (IPsEO).
For more information, all concerned may contact the DepEd–IndigenousPeoplesEducationOffice(IPsEO), Department of Education (DepEd) Central Office, Ground Floor, Mabini Building, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telefax no. (02) 633-7212 or through email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed.
(SGD)LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
References: DepEd Order: (Nos. 62, s. 2011 and 43, s. 2013)
To be indicated in the Perpetual Index under the following subjects:
HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES EDUCATION