IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES OF THE PROVISION OF SUBSIDIES AND ALLOWANCES TO BASIC EDUCATION STUDENTS UNDER SECTION 4(n) of REPUBLIC ACT RA NO. 11494, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT



 IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES OF THE PROVISION OF SUBSIDIES AND
ALLOWANCES TO BASIC EDUCATION STUDENTS UNDER SECTION 4(n) of
REPUBLIC ACT RA NO. 11494, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER
AS ONE ACT

I RATIONALE
Republic Act (RA) No. 11494, otherwise known as the Bayanihan to Recover as
One Act, or the Bayanihan 2 Act, was promulgated on 11 September 2O2O in
cognizance of the adverse impact of the covlD-i9 pandemic to the Philippine
""6.ro-y and society. T1'e Bayanihan 2 Act provides for COVID-19 response and.
recovery interventions, such as mechanisms to further reduce the impact of
covlD-i9 on the socio-economic well-being of Filipinos through the provision of
assistance, subsidies, allowances, and other forms of socio-economic retef'
Section 4(n) of the Bayanihan 2 Act mandates the provision of subsidies and
allowances to qualified students in private and public elementary and secondary
education whose families are now facing financial difficulties brought about by
work stoppage and closure of establishments due to the Community Quarantine
(CQ), and neither part of the Listahanan of the Department of Social Welfare and
Development (DSWD), nor covered under the Education Service Contracting
(ESC) Program, or the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) as provided
in RA Nos. 8545 and 10533, respectively.
To implement RA No. 11494, the Office of the Executive Secretary issued a
memorandum dated October 23, 2O2O containing the Implementing Guidelines
of RA No. 11494. The Implementing Guidelines was uploaded in the Official
Gazette on November 03, 2O2O. Under Item M of said memorandum of the Office
of the Executive Secretary, the Secretary of the Department of Education (DepEd),
the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Technical Education and
Skills Development Authority (TESDA), within their respective mandates, shall
formulate guidelines and implement the relevant sections of RA No. 11494. By
the same token, Section 8.4.3 of the Guidelines provides that DepEd shall issue
separate eligibility rules consistent with Section 7 of the same.
The Implementing Guidelines (IG) on the provision of education subsidies and
allowances for students under the Bayanihan 2 Act for basic education is hereby
issued to ensure effective and streamlined implementation of said Act.

II. Scope and Application
The IG shall have a national application and shall detail the procedures and
processes related to the Bayanihan 2 Act for the provision of allowances and for
the purpose of applying the subsidies for unpaid tuition in School Year (SY) 20 19-
2O2O or for pa5rment of tuition fee for SY 2O2O-2O27 of qualified students in
private and public basic education schools whose families are now facing
financial difficulties brought about by work stoppage and closure of
establishments due to the CQ, and who are not part of or covered by the
Listahanan of the DSWD, ESC, or the SHS VP. This includes, among others, the
policy statement upon which this IG is based, the roles and responsibilities of
bepea and other key stakeholders, and program implementation arrangements
from application for subsidies and allowances up to paJrment of the same'
III. DEFIITITION OF TERMS
1 Bayanihan 2 Act refers to RA No. 11494, otherwise known as the
Bayanihan to Recover as One Act.
2. 8,8lE refers to Bayanihan 2 for Basic Education'
3.BBEParticlpatingSchoolsrefertoBayanihan2forBasicEducation
Participating Schools which are private basic education schools that have
students who are recipients of the subsidies under Bayanihan 2, subject
to this IG.
For purposes of this IG, a private basic education school should satisfy the
requirements provided under DepEd Order No' 88, s' 2O1O titled,
"Revised Manual for the Operation of Private Schools" for it to be
authorized, permitted and/or recogrrized to operate as such'
4. BBES refers to the Bayanihan 2 for Basic Education System which is an
online processing system maintained by Private Education Assistance
Commiittee (pEAC) to facilitate the distribution of the subsidies to qualified
students in BBE Participating Schools and allowances to qualified private
and public basic education students.
5. Student refers to a learner who is enrolled in a private or public
elementar5r and secondar5r school in the current Sy 2O2O-2O21'
For purposes of this IG, a student shall also include a learner in a private
ot p.rtti" elementary and secondary school who was enrolled in SY 2019-
2O,0, but did not complete the course and/or did not enroll in SY 202O-
2021.\
6. Subsidy refers to the amount of financial assistance that a private basic
education student may receive under the BBE Program to pay for unpaid
tuition for Sy 2O|9-2O2O or current tuition fee for SY 2O2O-202 l ' It may
also refer to the amount of financial assistance that a public basic
education student who is a transferee from a private basic education
school with unpaid tuition obligation for SY 2O19-2O2O nay receive under
the BBE Program.
7. Allowance refers to the amount of financial assistance that a private or
public basic education student may receive from the BBE Program to cover
various expenses incurred in the course of the education covering both
living and educational exPenses.

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