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123rd Founding Anniversary of the Department of Education (DepEd)

Attached herewith is DepEd Memorandum No. 31, s. 2021 dated June 01, 2021, on the 123rd Founding Anniversary of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Pursuant to Administrative Order No. 322, s. 1997 titled Authorizing Certain Government Agencies to Undertake Activities in Preparation for their Centennial Anniversary Celebrations in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and thereby recognizing June 23, 1898, as the Foundation Day of this Department, DepEd announces its 123rd Founding Anniversary with the theme. Bayanihan Para sa Edukasyon.

Bayanihan is a Filipino term used to describe people working in solidarity to achieve a common goal. The theme, Bayanihan Para sa Edukasyon expresses DepEd commitment to continually provide quality basic education through the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP) while ensuring health, safety, and well-being of the learners, including the teaching and nonteaching personnel in this challenging time.

To promote public awareness of this event while ensuring strict compliance to the safety protocols, DepEd Central Office enjoins all Department officials and personnel at the regional, schools division offices, and schools to

a. Produce Information and Communication Materials

i. Hang DepEd 123rd Founding Anniversary official streamer in offices and schools; and

ii. Wear a blue shirt on June 23, 2021, in support of the event.

b. Participate in DepEd Online Celebration

i. Join the Flag-raising Ceremony on June 21, 2021, through a live stream via DepEd Philippines official Facebook (FB) page;

ii. Use the official frame for profile photos in FB;

iii. Change of virtual backgrounds in online meeting platforms;

iv. Nominate DepEd officials, employees, learners, individuals, and/or groups of individuals to be featured on DepEd Philippines official FB. Nominees must have shown significant initiatives and provided extraordinary contributions within their community that depict the spirit of bayanihan (see Enclosure No. 1) for more details);

v. Share Anong kwentong DepEd mo?, a written post or video recording in social media, using the hashtags #DepEdl23 and #BayanihanParaSaEdukasyon (see Enclosure No. 2) for more details); and

vi. Follow and join other online activities to be released through DepEd Philippines official FB.

c. Organize Activities based on the theme

i. Encourage offices and schools to organize their own activities through their respective online platforms. This ensures the health and safety of all DepEd personnel and learners while enjoying this momentous celebration.

The copy of the official streamer and virtual background photo can be accessed through the link:

For more information, please contact Ms. Bless D. Valdez of the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development-Employee Welfare Division, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at or telephone number (02) 8633-7229.

Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


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123rd Founding Anniversary of the Department of Education (DepEd)
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123rd Founding Anniversary of the Department of Education (DepEd)

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