DepEd Mission and Vision, Core Values and Mandate

The executive department of the Philippine government, the Department of Education (DepEd), is in charge of guaranteeing basic education access, developing equity in the field, and raising standards of instruction. This primary organization is in charge of overseeing and managing the basic education system in the Philippines.

DepEd’s vision, mission, and core values are powerful proclamations of its values, goals, and the future. These are what will guide it on its path to success.  A well-crafted, well-conveyed, and cohesive vision, mission, and core values statement can help in a school’s alignment and focus.

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DepEd Vision

The DepEd vision are follows:

“We dream of Filipinos who passionately love their country and whose values and competencies enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.”

“As a learner-centered public institution, the Department of Education continuously improves itself to better serve its stakeholders.”

What does it mean?

The vision of DepEd goes beyond merely achieving the plan’s objective. They sincerely hope for it, and they work hard to make it a reality. It is a dream, a wish, a prayer. By visualizing, they start to carry out their mandate, duties, and responsibilities as Filipinos and teachers. DepEd aims to develop students who are passionate patriots and loyal citizens, driven to serve and improve our country.

To ensure lifelong learning, DepEd promotes values and develops the competencies deemed necessary and desirable. As a learner-centered organization, DepEd wants students to understand how to improve themselves and achieve their goals while maintaining a deep love and concern for their country and fellow citizens. This involves using the skills and talents that have been bestowed upon them, not for personal benefit but rather to help construct the kind of country that every Filipino deserves.

Filipino students are the primary focus of all DepEd decisions and actions. In the end, students are the most important stakeholders. Like the students, teachers and DepEd never stop learning. DepEd continuously strives to improve as an organization and as individuals.

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DepEd Mission

The DepEd mission are follows:

To safeguard and promote every Filipino’s right to excellent, fair, culture-based, and comprehensive basic education, where:

  • Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
  • Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
  • Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
  • Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.

What does it mean?

Article II of the 1987 Constitution, Section 17, requires the State to prioritize education, science and technology, arts, culture, and sports to promote nationality and patriotism, expedite social progress, human liberation, and development.

The government organization in charge of creating, carrying out, and coordinating plans, initiatives, programs, and policies related to both formal and informal basic education is the DepEd. The Filipino student comes first in all of their decision-making and initiatives.

DepEd, teachers, and students are lifelong learners. As an organization and as individuals, they are always striving for growth. The demands of the students change throughout time, and the department must change and improve to better meet those needs.

DepEd-Mission statement

DepEd Core Values

The DepEd core values are follows:

  • Maka-Diyos
  • Maka-Tao
  • Makakalikasan
  • Makabansa

What does Maka-Diyos mean?

Maka-Diyos respects the spiritual views of others while expressing one’s own. It involves participating in significant spiritual endeavors, honoring sacred locations, respecting other people’s religious views, and exhibiting curiosity and a desire to learn about other spiritual expressions.

It also shows respect for ethical standards by preserving the truth. It involves being truthful, returning items that have been borrowed in excellent condition, exhibiting intellectual honesty, anticipating honesty from others, striving for equity and kindness toward all, recognizing and respecting one’s own and other people’s feelings, and identifying personal prejudices.

What does Maka-Tao mean?

Maka-Tao is respectful about social, cultural, and individual differences. It respects everyone, waits patiently for one’s turn, looks after borrowed items, sees mistakes as teaching moments, upholds and respects the equality and dignity of everyone, including those with special needs, offers to help others in need, and acknowledges and respects people from various social, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

It also shows solidarity efforts. It can be seen through their cooperation during activities, recognition, and acceptance of others’ contributions toward a goal, consideration of differing viewpoints, courteous communication, ability to tolerate failure and celebrate others’ successes, ability to speak out against and prevent bullying, and ability to prevent bullying.

What does Makakalikasan mean?

Makakalikasan respects the environment and makes economical, wise, and sensible use of resources. It shows a concern for the environment, manages waste, saves energy and resources, looks after school supplies, buildings, and equipment, maintains a tidy workspace both during and after work, and keeps one’s work neat and organized.

What does Makabansa mean?

Makabansa uses his rights and responsibilities as a Filipino citizen and shows pride in being a Filipino. It recognizes oneself as a Filipino, honors the flag and national anthem, celebrates the variety of Filipino cultural expressions, customs, and practices, encourages the study and advancement of Filipino languages, conforms to national, local, and school regulations, and helps others grow to love and be proud to be Filipino.

Also, it exhibits proper conduct when engaging in school, community, and national activities. It shows how someone perseveres to accomplish goals in the face of adversity, manages time and personal resources successfully, and behaves correctly in a variety of scenarios.

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DepEd Mandate

By the Education Decree of 1863, the Department of Education (DepEd) was founded as the Superior Commission of Primary Instruction, led by a chairman. Throughout the 20th century, the Education Agency underwent numerous reorganizations in an attempt to better define its goals in light of shifting charters and administrations. Republic Act 9155, also referred to as the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001, is what ultimately established the mandate for the Department of Education as it exists today.

DepEd develops, administers, and organizes policies, plans, programs, and initiatives related to formal and non-formal basic education. It oversees all public and private elementary and secondary educational institutions, including alternative learning systems, and it provides for the creation and upkeep of a comprehensive, sufficient, and integrated basic education system that is pertinent to the objectives of national development.

Video: Mga guro sa public schools, aalisan na ng admin tasks o non-teaching duties – DepEd

Teachers in public schools across the country will no longer be responsible for any administrative duties or jobs unrelated to teaching, according to the Department of Education (DepEd). Vice President and Education Sec. Sara Duterte, the goal of this is to hire administrative assistance personnel so that teachers can concentrate on teaching.

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Contact Information

For more information about DepEd, see the details below:

Address: Department of Education Building 2nd Floor, Deped Meralco Avenue, Pasig, 1605 Metro Manila
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