DepEd Releases P3.7 Billion To Support Face-To-Face Classes
The Department of Education (DepEd) will release over P3.7 billion to support the upcoming implementation of full face-to-face classes nationwide.
Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte has approved the request of Education Undersecretary for finance Annalyn Sevilla to download additional funds for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) lodged under DepEd Central Office’s budget for 2022.
The funding includes P3.612 billion from the General Management and Supervision MOOE and P97.242 million from the School Operations MOOE.
DepEd Undersecretary Epimaco Densing III cited the extra budget as among the steps that the agency are taking to ensure that schools operate properly.
“We will leave it to the regional directors to decide how will they utilize this budget for our schools, including the suggestions of ACT (Alliance of Concerned Teachers),” Densing said.
“This will depend on our regional directors based on the needs of our schools to ensure smooth operations during the pandemic,” he added.