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DepEd, attached agencies wants 667 billion budget for 2023

DepEd, attached agencies wants P667 billion budget for 2023

The Department of Education (DepEd) and its attached agencies have asked Congress for a P667-billion budget for 2023 based on the National Expenditure Program (NEP).

DepEd is proposing a total of P667,180,655,000 funding for fiscal year 2023 to sustain its operations.

Majority of the allocation is for the Office of the Secretary at P666,252,738,000 to finance its programs on education policy development, basic education inputs, inclusive education, support to schools and learners, and education human resource development.

A separate P1.5 billion is for the “rehabilitation, renovation, repair, and improvement” of the schools and their water and sanitation facilities.

Another P1.8 billion was also allocated for the acquisition of school desks, furniture, and fixtures.

There was also a special provision for the P5,000 cash allowance to teachers for every school year.

Another P19.4 billion was allocated for the development and production of self-learning modules.

P53.2 billion appropriated for the Government Assistance and Subsidies—-P39.3 billion of which is for the implementation the Senior High School (SHS) Voucher Program.