DepEd to DSWD: Teachers no longer allowed to facilitate monitoring of 4Ps
The Department of Education sent a letter to Department of Social Welfare and Development(DSWD) Secretary Erwin T. Tulfo informing that the department no longer allow teachers to facilitate the monitoring of 4Ps in their respective institutions of learning.
The letter read as follows:
ERWIN T. TULFO
Department of Social Welfare and Development DSWD Central Office, Batasan Complex, Constitution Hills, Quezon City, Philippines, 1126
MARIA SALOME P. NAVARRO
Undersecretary for Social Welfare and Development
Dear Secretary Tulfo,
In line with the Department’s continued effort to lessen the teachers’ non-teaching workload by removing administrative tasks from their stead, we were able to identify that our teachers are being tasked to monitor and generate reports for the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in their respective schools.
In this regard, we would like to inform you that we shall no longer allow our teachers to facilitate the monitoring of 4Ps in their respective institutions of learning. This is in line with the Department of Education’s thrust that teachers shall focus on teaching.
Further, please be guided that Republic Act No. 11310 otherwise known as “An Act Institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” and its Implementing Rules and Regulations does not mandate our department’s personnel from monitoring and accomplishing reports relative to the program.
As such, we intend to advise at the soonest possible time our teachers to turn over these tasks to your personnel.
Very truly yours,
EPIMACO V. DENSING IL