“Matuwid na Pamamahala Tungo sa ARMM na Masagana’t Mapayapa”

Saturday, September 29, 2012

7/24 Online PRC Verification

The DepEd Central Office announced through National Memo 172 the availability of the PRC's 7/24 online verification of eligibility of professional teachers at the latter's website - www.prc.gov.ph 

Eligibility verification is thus made easy and fast, increasing reliability and integrity. 

In the DepEd-ARMM, this online verification of eligible's name, license number and birth date has been instituted since the assumption to office of Atty Jamar Kulayan as Regional Secretary of DepEd-ARMM. According to Sec Kulayan, "this makes it easy for us to verify whether an applicant is eligible or not. Because of this mechanism we have put to rest allegation of fake eligibility."

The documents of applicants whose name, license number and birth date are not in the online registry are not processed. Regular teachers are advised to check their names in the online registry. 

For those who claim that they are LET passers but their names are not in the online registry, are advised to contact the PRC:

Atty. Teresita R. Manzala, Chairperson, Board of Professional Teachers, P. Paredes St. corner Nicanor Reyes St., Sampaloc, Manila, at telephone numbers (02) 314-0026 and (020 735-4476. 

Sec Kulayan reminds those with PRC transaction to be extra careful and vigilant with "fixers". These unscrupulous individuals claim to be able to shorten the process or with "inside contacts". There are already incidents of ARMM teachers who have been put in hot seat all the while thinking they are eligible; when they went to PRC to renew their license it was too late to realize they were duped by these fixers. There are also cases on appeal with CSC on fake eligibility.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Teacher Induction for new teachers slated on October 4-9 in Cotabato City

The DepEd-ARMM Regional Office will orient newly-hired teachers on October 4 to 9, 2012 in Cotabato City. About one hundred newly-hired teachers will be oriented.

Coinciding with the World Teacher's Day celebration on October 5, 2012, these new teachers will also be inducted by no less than the ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman.

As part of the orientation, these new teachers will be immersed on the DepEd system, new policy direction on K+12 and MTB-MLE, CSC rules and membership with GSIS, PhilHealth, Pag-IBIG and PPSTA.

They will also have privileged meal time with key DepEd-ARMM officials.

DepEd-ARMM will pay for the whole activity. Transportation expenses (most economical) mode will be reimbursed at the venue.

The participants will also be informed directly by the Action Center for Education (ACE) to test the latter's DETxt system facility.

The one hundred one (101) official participants to this Teacher Induction Program (TIP) are the following:

BASILAN
1. OBAY JAIROLLA, ISA
1. KOTOH, HANINA N.
2. ABDULLA, NURHATY I.
3. NOHI, HADIJA S.
4. MOHAMMAD, JERNALYN A.
5. SAHER, RAYMA S.
6. RAJIS, ELVINA A.
7. TASION, MAHMUDA B.
8. SAKILI, NILMA ABRAR
9. STO. TOMAS, KINA ERIKA R.
10. ALMAZON, DIOSA MERCENES
11. ABDULLAH, JASSIYA A.
12. DE GUZMAN, HAZEL SANSON
13. JATICO,MIKCAH CARZA
14. MAGALLANES, SHIELA MAY C.
LANAO SUR I-A
1. HADJI ALI, AMERAH
2. ADAP, HEDJARAH M.
3. GUIMBOR, NORHAYA A.
4. ACMAD, JAMILAH D.
1. SUAREZ, ROCKY JOHN S.
2. MONDIJAR, JOSEPH S.
3. MANGATA, YASHIN JR.
LANAO SUR I-B
1. ALI, ANISA M.
2. DIPATUAN, NORLAMON T.
3. NAIK, SITTIE RAIHANAH T.
4. GURO, CAMID D.
5. CINDY M. SULTAN
LANAO SUR II-A
6. PANULONG, AINILHAYA I.
7. BATANTO, SITTIENOR A.
8. ABDULLAH, AMANIE B.
9. LAUNTO, AMIRAH I.
LANAO SUR II-B
1. DISANGOAN, RACMA R.
2. ROBERTO, SAIRA M.
MAGUINDANAO I
1. NAVARRO, ROLLY L.
2. SANGGUTIN, BASSER S.
1. MANTAWEL, LAILA K.
2. ANTALLAN, MARIA LUISA B.
3. BUNA, FATIMA G.
4. GOLFERE, MARILOU S.
5. WAHAB, LOYDAH K.
6. BATANG, AIDA A.
7. LAUP, SAHARA D.
8. SALDICAYA, CHERYL LYN B.
9. DILAWANEN, JIHAN
10. ENRIQUE, PERLITA S.
11. TENDING, SAMRAH E.
12. MATIAS, ANNABELLE S.
13. LUYUGEN, SARAH P.
14. ASUNCION, JENNELYN P.
MAGUINDANAO II
1. DICON, FLORDELIZ C.
2. KLAW, ANALYN B.
3. USMAN, TARHATA M.
4. MONTELIBANO, LUCEL D.
5. MAMOKAN, SITTIE ULFAT D.
6. TABA, WAHIDA B.
7. MACAUROG, BAI FATIMA S.
8. GLANG, AISHA MICA S.
9. DECAL, MELODY JOY P.
MARAWI CITY
1. GUILING, ROHANIFAH P.
2. DIAMLA, NORAISAH P.
3. SOLAIMAN, AISAH T.
4. MINODAR, MARISOL
5. BALINDONG, YAKIMA NATANGCOP
6. MACAOMBANG, DAYAMONA M.
SULU I
1. MUSA, JABRA H.
2. TIPLAHAN, BAHAYA B.
3. JAJIE, NURJIHADA R.
4. AMIMUDDIN, HATIMA A.
5. TALUDJOD, MARDA M.
6. RAJI, MHADZRALYN J.
7. SAWADI, HURUL-IN A.
8. JAJURIE, SEPTHEARAINNE A.
9. SARAJALI, MUHAIMA M.
10. MAWAL, WAHIDA D.
11. SARRI, SHARFA E.
1. UBAH, SARAIL A
2. ABDULLA, AHMAD M.
3. HADJIH, ARMAJAN J.
4. AIYUB, CESAR A.
5. ABDULMANDANGAN, MCNAIRE K.
6. KIRAM, ANSAR K.
7. BARIWA, ALWIE A.
SULU II
1. SAIPUDDIN, NURMIE U.
2. SAMUNUD, ROSELIE S.
3. PENING, JENNIFER F.
4. ALBANI, SURAIDA A.
5. UDDIN, SITTI-HAMRA A.
1. MAUJON, ABDEL NAZER M.
2. ABBANG, ABDULMUNIB
3. MISUARI, HERMAN J.
TAWI-TAWI
1. KONG, HENGBON J.
2. GADJAL, MUNAP P.
1. AMIN, NIHMA S.
2. PAALAN, RHIA MAY C.
3. ALIE, LORNA M.
4. JIHIM, ANALIZA A.
5. BULDIMAN, MOFRAIDA P.
6. MUALLAM, KALSUMA N.
7. BARREDO, ARMELYN B.
8. TAKBIL, SARIMA T.
9. ILAHANI, SHERMALYN A.

Clarification on the Localization Law

Many school and district heads have visited the Regional Office arguing for the recruitment of provisional applicants based on the so-called Localization Law.

Republic Act 8190 or the so-called "Localization Law" grants priority to residents of the barangay, municipality or city where the school is located. The argument is that on the basis of this law, a resident non-eligible have a stake over eligible one.

Section 1 of this law states:

"In the appointment or assignment of teachers to public elementary or secondary schools, priority shall be given to bona fide residents of the barangay, municipality, city or province where the school is located: Provided, That the teacher possesses all the minimum qualifications for the position as required by law."

So while the law recognizes residency, the same should also "possess the minimum qualifications for the position as required by law".  It is also an established Civil Service ruling that minimum qualifications include meeting the required eligibility.

Source:


Thursday, September 27, 2012

MOU Signing between WWF-Philippines and DepEd Tawi-Tawi

The Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas,Inc. (WWF-Philippines) represented by its Vice President Joel Palma sealed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Education Division of Tawi-Tawi represented by the schools Division Superintendent, Dr. Kiram K. Irilis,PhD today September 26,2012 at the Dan Mar Resort, Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. 

The MOU on Population, Health and Environment (PHE) is a WWF project that seeks to address problems on poverty by strengthening the capabilities, skills and resource management of local folks focusing on Reproductive Health as a means to protect the environment. The link between population, health and environment is very obvious; a huge population has an impact on the resources in the community that affects the environment. Trees may be cut for daily use or for building the homes, marine resources may be depleted and become scarce as many will be in need, congestion may result and thus health will become an issue.

The DepEd Tawi-Tawi as a partner agency will assist the WWF in the trainings, IEC /advocacy on Reproductive Health Issues and concerns among youth and adult/couples in the three identified island Municipalities of Turtle Islands, Sitangkai and Languyan. Together with DepEd are Department of Health (DOH) IPHO, Department of Social Works and Development (DSWD), Provincial Planning and Development Council (PPDC), Tawi-Tawi Marine Research and Development Foundation, Inc (TMRDFI) and MSU-TCTO. It is hoped that in the future WWF will come up with a school-based approach on PHE as there are a number of youth in school. Christine T. Sangkula, RN, MPA serves as the focal person for DepEd and has been actively involved in the project.

Meanwhile another MOU between KKPFI (WWF –Philippines), DENR and LGU Bongao on the Management of Bud Bongao and Mt. Kabugan was also signed today for their protection and making them as Tourist Parks. The Tanggol Kalikasan and MSU-TCTO likewise had their MOU on the Establishment of the Institute of Environmental Governance for Tawi-Tawi and ARMM.

Key personalities in attendance include: Gov. Sadikul A. Sahali, VG Ruby M. Sahali, Joel Palma VP-WWF- PH, Atty. Lorenzo R. Reyes, Chancellor MSU-TCTO, Atty. Ma. Paz G. Luna, President Tanggol Kalikasan, Mayor Jasper Que (Bongao) Dr. Sukarno U. Asri (DOH), Dr. Kiram K. Irilis (DepEd), Dr. Jumelita B. Romero, President- TMRDFI, Nestor Delasas, (PPDO),Ms. Nursalina Alcala (DSWD representing Ms. Hania H. Aliakbar), etc. (tinsangkula/DepEd Tawi-Tawi).

Sec Kulayan to brief Senate committee on remittance mess


BRIEF ON THE UNREMITTED CONTRIBUTIONS AND LOAN AMORTIZATIONS OF DEPED-ARMM
By Atty Jamar M. Kulayan, DepEd-ARMM Secretary


In the first week of the current administration, Officer-in-Charge Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman invited GSIS Trustee Mario J. Aguja and other GSIS officials for a conference with the school heads. During that conference, Trustee Aguja revealed that the burgeoning unpaid remittances and loan amortizations of DepEd-ARMM already amounted to the tune of 1.7B, as follows:


1.         UNREMITTED CONTRIBUTIONS UNDER THE FIRST MOA IN 2004.
1.     Period covered        -           July 1997 to December 31, 2003
2.     Amount:
                                                                                                            Principal                                               495,105,205.47
Interest                                                 473,596,585.31
Total                                                     968,701,790.78
            After reconciliation, the principal amount was reduced to             450,963,264.03
3.     Term of payment           -           15 years
4.     Interest rate                   -           12%
5.     Funding                        -           Whatever source

2.         In FY 2006, Congress appropriated 250M for the payment but only 127M was utilize by the DBM solely for the payment of principal. The remaining 123M returned to the National Treasury.

3.         Since the MOA signing, only 301,936,481.00 (127M from the amount appropriated by Congress and 174M from DepEd Savings in prior years) was paid. The last payment under this MOA was in April 2009 because of the dispute on the application of payments. DBM and DEPED-ARMM both wanted the payment to be applied to the principal. However, GSIS applied the payment to both the principal and the interest on the running balance, as follows:


Principal
Interest
Total
Reconciled Balance
450,963,264.03
473,596,585.31
924,559,849.34
Less payments
66,169,816.14
235,766,664.86
301,936,481.00
Running Balance
384,793,447.89
237,829,920.45
622,623,386.34


2.         UNREMITTED LOAN DEDUCTIONS for 17 months, e.g. October, November and December of 2001; November 2003; March, September, October, November and December 2004;  and February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September 2005.
Year
Principal
Interest
Total
2001
41,769,054.86
104,107,530.29
145,876,585.15
2002
15,932,724.95
32,081,312.63
48,014,037.58
2003
99,397,564.21
179,949,206.39
279,346,770.60
2004
152,755,168.17
251,256,050.18
404,011,218.35
Grand Total:
309,854,512.19
567,394,099.49
877,248,611.68
                                           .                 
          These figures do not include the loan deductions from DepEd Basilan personnel for April 2003 to September 2003 that were not remitted to GSIS. These figures are subject to reconciliation.

3.         NON-MOA ACCOUNT.      -           Aside from item number 1, the contribution covering the period from January to March 2004 were both not paid and not included in the MOA of 2004, amounting as follows:


Period Covered
Principal
Interest
Total
PS/GS
Jan. 2004 - Mar. 2004
64,712,281.20
126,256,284.59
190,968,565.79
Basilan
Jan. 2004 - Oct. 2005

16,771,415.85
16,771,415.85
Marawi
Jan. 2004 - June 2004

5,410,912.14
5,410,912.14


64,712,281.20
148,438,612.58
213,150,893.78

4.         BASILAN AND MARAWI ACCOUNT FROM REGIONS IX AND XII.           - Aside from DepEd-ARMM’s obligations, there are also contributions or loan amortizations being collected from ARMM teachers who were previously under DepEd-IX for Basilan personnel and DepEd XII for Marawi City personnel, as follows:


Period Covered
Principal
Interest
Total
Basilan
May 2003 -June 2004
9,940,765.67
30,200,420.27
40,141,185.94
Marawi City
Jan. 2003 - Dec. 2003
435,494.17
1,140,483.09
  1,575,977.26


10,376,259.84
31,340,903.36
41,717,163.20


5.         Thus, the TOTAL AMOUNTbeing collected from DepEd-ARMM is now as follows:


MOA
622,623,386.34
NON-MOA
213,150,893.78
LOAN AMORTIZATIONS
877,248,611.68
BASILAN (DepEd IX)
40,141,185.94
MARAWI (DepEd XII)
1,575,977.26

1,754,740,055.00


6.         PENALTY FOR DELAYED PAYMENTS BY DBM.     -           As agreed upon in the first MOA between GSIS and DEPED-ARMM, it is DBM who will remit to the GSIS the contributions, both government and personal share, of the teachers of DepEd-ARMM. However, there are instances when DBM incurs delay in remitting the contributions for which GSIS imposed penalty. Thus, aside from interests, we also owe them:


Period of Delay
Penalty
April 2004 to Sept. 2011
160,391,188.56


7.         ACTIONS TAKEN BY PRESENT ADMINISTRATIONS.        -           The present administration already entered into three (3) separates MOA with GSIS. The First MOA was for the Service Record Updatingso that billings from GSIS will be accurate and excess payments made by DepEd-ARMM in the previous years may be applied as payment to the total amount due from DepEd-ARMM. The Second MOA was for the payment of the Basilan Account under Item No. 3. The Third MOA was the settlement of theMarawi Account under Item No. 3.

8.         UNPAID PAGIBIG CONTRIBUTIONS AND AMORTIZATIONS.      -           Aside from these unpaid GSIS contributions and loan amortizations, Home Development Mutual Fund recently wrote DepEd-ARMM for the collection of around 243M, viz:


PERIOD

PREMIUMS

LOAN AMORTIZATIONS
PENALTY
TOTAL
GOV’T.
PERSONAL
SUBTOTAL
PREMIUMS
AMORTIZATIONS
SUB-TOTAL
OCT-DEC’01
121,600.00
5,365,000.00
5,486,600.00
26,480,598.27
21,104,976.00
12,425,950.59
33,530,026.59
65,497,224.86
OCT-
DEC’02

430,800.00
430,800.00

1,499,184.00

1,499,184.00
1,929,984.00
JAN-
SEP’03

1,292,400.00
1,292,400.00

4,264,920.00

4,264,920.00
5,557,320.00
SEP
DEC’04
542,400.00
8,245,700.00
8,788,100.00
24,282,657.46
24,362,559.00
11,229,494.71
35,592,053.71
68,662,811.17
JAN
NOV’05
1,904,000.00
12,502,400.00
14,406,400.00
33,452,704.30
36,517,008.00
14,198,249.06
50,715,257.06
98,574,361.36
JAN
NOV’06
1,145,000.00

1,145,000.00

2,465,238.00

2,465,238.00
3,610,238.00
G. TOTAL
3,713,000.00
27,836,300.00
31,549,300.00
84,215,960.03
90,212,985.00
37,853,694.36
128,066,679.36
243,831,939.39


9.         UNPAID PPSTA CONTRIBUTION AND AMORTIZATIONS.                        -           The Philippine Public School Teachers Association (PPSTA) is also collecting 31M from DepEd-ARMM.
UNREMITTED LOAN PAYMENT

APR-DEC.’03

JAN-JUL’04

JAN-SEP’05

TOTAL
BASILAN
1,193,222.94
1,084,366.39
182,305.56
2,459,894.89
MARAWI
4,981,529.24
617,800.55
682,343.01
6,281,672.80
OTHER DIVISIONS


23,190,563.92
23,190,563.92

6,174,752.18
1,702,166.94
24,055,212.49
31,932,131.61
           
10.       GRAND TOTAL:

MOA
622,623,386.34
NON-MOA
213,150,893.78
LOAN AMORTIZATIONS
877,248,611.68
PENALTY (due to late payments made by DBM)
160,391,188.56
HDMF
243,831,939.39
PPSTA
31,932,131.61
GRAND TOTAL
2,149,178,151.36




           


                     





   Out of the grand total of 2.1B, the amount of 1.2B refers to penalty and interest alone.


11.       RECOMMENDATIONS:

            These figures are already beyond our capacity to pay. Aside from these amounts, we are still trying to solve the unclaimed backwages, salary differentials and adjustments of our teachers. Thus, we respectfully pray that immediate actions be undertaken by Congress, GSIS and DBM to help us solve these problems. More than the teachers who are still in active service but whose morale and dedication to service are affected, our retired teachers are in the losing end. They received less than the amount actually due them for retirement because their creditable service was reduced corresponding to the actual number of their unremitted contributions and are receiving lesser monthly retirement benefits. Unless we immediately act on these problems, they may not be able to fully enjoy the fruit of their long and dedicated government service. 

"Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM sa masagana't mapayapa"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful ARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju ARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa ARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa ARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"