STUDENTS MAY NOW APPLY FOR TUITION FEE SUBSIDIES AND ALLOWANCES (DM No. 020, s. 2021)


 
ANNOUNCING A CALL FOR APPLICATION FOR TUITION FEE SUBSIDIES AND ALLOWANCES
BY QUALIFIED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BASIC EDUCATION STUDENTS UNDER
SECTION 4(n) of REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11494, OTHERWISE KNOWN
AS BAYANIHAN TO RECOVER AS ONE ACT

To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Minister, Basic, Higher and Technical Education, BARMM
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
State/Local Universities and Colleges Offering Basic Education Heads
All Others Concerned

1. Republic Act (RA) No. 11494, otherwise known as the Bayanihan to Recover
as One Act, or the Bayanihan 2 Act, was promulgated on September 11, 2020 in
cognizance of the adverse impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic to the Philippine
economy and society. The Bayanihan 2 Act provides for COVID-19 response and
recovery interventions, such as mechanisms to further reduce the impact of COVID-
19 on the socio-economic well-being of Filipinos through the provision of assistance,
subsidies, allowances, and other forms of socio-economic relief.

2. To implement RA No. 11494, the Office of the Executive Secretary issued a
Memorandum dated October 23, 2020 containing the Implementing Guidelines of RA
No. 11494. The Implementing Guidelines was uploaded in the Official Gazette on
November 03, 2020. 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.

3. This Memorandum aims, among others, to provide information about the
various program milestones and activities to implement Section 4(n) of the
Bayanihan 2 Act and timelines and material dates in connection with events and
activities that 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) 2019−2020 or for payment of tuition fee for SY 2020-
2021 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.

4. The Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) has the experience and
proven track record in rendering assistance to DepEd in the implementation of the
Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in Private Education (GASTPE)
Program. Consistent with Section 4(n) of the Bayanihan 2 Act, which provides that
“education subsidies granted under this subsection shall be released directly to
private tertiary education institutions or private basic education schools,
respectively, for the purpose of applying the subsidy for unpaid tuition in SY
2019-2020 or for payment of tuition fee for SY 2020-2021”, and that such
provision of subsidies shall be released “in a manner similar to the TES, ESC, and
SHS VP” – DepEd desires to carry out the BBE Program in a manner similar to how
the present GASTPE Program is being implemented. Accordingly, DepEd entered into
a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PEAC for the implementation of the
provision of education subsidies and allowances for students, consistent with the
Bayanihan 2 for Basic Education (BBE) Program Implementing Guidelines (IG).

5. The following enclosures are hereby issued in connection with this call for
application for tuition fee subsidies and allowances by qualified public and private
basic education students under Section 4(n) of RA No. 11494, otherwise known as
Bayanihan To Recover As One Act:
Enclosure 1 - Program Milestones (in connection with the implementation
of Section 4(n) of Bayanihan to Recover As One Act),
Enclosure 2 - Timelines and/or Material Dates (in connection with the
implementation of the provision for tuition fee subsidies for
qualified private and public school students and allowances
for qualified private school students under the BBE
Program with PEAC), and
.
Enclosure 3 - Timelines and/or Material Dates (in connection with the
implementation of the provision for allowances for qualified
public school students under the BBE Program).

6. The program milestones as enumerated in Enclosure No. 1 includes, among
others, the major activities carried out by DepEd to operationalize the Bayanihan to
Recover as One Act in basic education. Meanwhile, the timelines and/or material
dates in connection with the implementation of the BBE Program provided under
Enclosure Nos. 2 and 3, to the extent applicable, update the timelines and/or other
relevant provisions in the BBE-IG.

7. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is directed.


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3 comments:

  1. How to apply for payment of my 1st year college son in private college here in Bicol?

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  2. Good morning!0aano o mag-apply? Applicable lang po ba ito fir college? How about po yung mga nasa elementary st highschool level na kinakapos dahil na stop sa work ang parents? Thank you for your response!

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  3. Can we have a copy of the application form for students' subsidy in public school.

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