DepEd Memorandum No. 029, s. 2021



To: Undersecretaries  

Assistant Secretaries  

Bureau and Service Directors  

Regional Directors  

Schools Division Superintendents  

Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads  

All Others Concerned  

1. Republic Act No. 10533, titled Implementing Rules of Basic Education of 2013, Rule II, Section 10.3 states that production and development of locally produced teaching and learning materials shall be encouraged. The approval of these materials shall be devolved to the regional and division education in accordance with the national policies and standards. The regional office (RO) through the Learning Resources Management Sections (LRMS) and school division offices (SDOs) are mandated to manage development and production of localized learning resources. 

2. To assist the field offices, fulfill the mandate, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR) has organized various capacity building trainings and workshops with the following objectives: 

a. create additional pool of DepEd National Illustrators and 

increase the number of graphic artists nationwide that include 

designers in the DepEd Memorandum No. 33, s. 2019 

(Announcing the Department of Education National Pool of 

Illustrators) whom the central, regional, and schools division 

offices shall engage in the development and production of 

visual arts; and 

b. recognize the pool of DepEd National Illustrators for their 

outstanding accomplishment as authors/ creators of original 

visual arts in the published learning resources through 

issuance of Certificate of Recognition. 

3. The Additional Pool of DepEd National lliustrators provided in Enclosure No. 1 are DepEd Field Personnel who have been involved in the visual arts production of various K to 12 learning resources. They were trained, selected, and recommended by the resource speakers provided by the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and other experts in the publishing and graphic design industry during the series of trainings. 


4. The additional DepEd National illustrators shall be engaged in tJ:e development and production of visual arts of text-based centrally and locally developed learning resources in addition to Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan learning resources il various formats and platforms 

5. The DepEd National Illustrators shall not be pulled out from their teaching leaming activities during school days. However, in the event that their services are required, they shall attend the orientation to know ttreir deliverables. They shall be a-llowed to bring home their assigned tasks and submit these on agreed schedule. Funds for this purpose shall be charged against the Bureau of Learning Resources, subject to the existing accounting and auditing rules and regulations. Further, a certilicate of recognition shall be given for the valuable service that they will render. 

6. For more information, please contact the Bureau of Learalag Resources Froduction Divislon, Ground Floor Bonifacio Bldg., DepEd Compiex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City at email address: or at telephone no. (O8) 634- 4985. 

7 . Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


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