February 21, 2019
DepEd Memorandum No. 19, s. 2019
ASSIGNMENTS OF UNDERSECRETARIES AND ASSISTANT SECRETARIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Regional Secretary, ARMM
Bureau and Service Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Division Chiefs and Unit Heads
Public Elementary and Secondary School Heads
All Others Concerned
In light of the resignation of Undersecretary Victoria M. Catibog effective March 18, 2019 (with leave of absence from February 12 to March 18, 2019) and other previous changes in the composition of the members of the Executive Committee of the Department of Education (DepEd), the following are the updates on the assignments of Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries:
a. Undersecretary Lorna Dig-Dino
OIC-Assistant Secretary Alma Ruby C. Torio
i. Bureau of Curriculum Development (BCD)
ii. Bureau of Learning Delivery (BLD)
iv. Bureau of Learning Resources (BLR)
v. Teacher Education Council Secretariat (TECS)
vi. Literacy Coordinating Council Secretariat (LCCS)
vii. Indigenous Peoples Education Office (IPsEO)
b. Undersecretary Jesus Lorenzo R. Mateo
i. Planning Service (PS)
ii. Field Operations (jointly with OlC-Undersecretary Revsee A. Escobedo)
iii. Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development (BHROD) -Organizational Effectiveness Division (OED)-School Effectiveness Division (SED) -Human Resource Development Division (HRDD)
c. Undersecretary Alain Del B. Pascua
Assistant Secretary Salvador C. Malana III
i. Administrative Service (AS)
ii. Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS)
iii. Bureau of Learners Support Services (BLSS)
iv. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS)
v. Baguio Teachers Camp (BTC)
vi. Central Security and Safety Office (CSSO)
d. Undersecretary Annalyn M. Sevilla
OIC-Assistant Secretary Ramon Fiel G. Abcede
i. Finance Service (FS)
ii. Education Programs Delivery Unit (EPDU)
e. Undersecretary Tonisito M. C. Umali, Esq.
i. Legislative Liaison Office (LLO)
ii. External Partnerships Service (EPS) (except International Cooperation Office)
iii. Project Management Service (PMS)
f. OIC-Undersecretary Josephine G. Maribojoc
OIC-Assistant Secretary Rhoan G. L. Orebia
i. Legal Service (LS)
ii. Sites Titling Office (STO)
g. OIC-Undersecretary Revsee A. Escobedo
i. Field Operations (jointly with Undersecretary Jesus L.R. Mateo)
-Employee Welfare Division (EWD)
-Personnel Division (PD)
iii. Interim DepEd Employees Association Coordinating Office
h. Assistant Secretary G.H. S. Ambat
i. Public Affairs Service (PAS)
ii. Alternative Learning System (ALS) Program and Task Force
i. Assistant Secretary Salvador C. Malana III
i. Procurement Management Service (ProcMS)
Within the above assignments, the following are hereby instituted and clarified:
a. Assistant Secretary Escobedo is designated as OIC-Undersecretary in the place of Undersecretary Catibog.
b. Personnel Division (PD) is integrated under the BHROD: however, PD and EWD shall be supervised by OlC-Undersecretary Escobedo while OED, SED, and HRDD shall be supervised by Undersecretary Mateo.
c. Finance-Budget and Performance Monitoring and Finance-Disbursements and Accounting are reintegrated into the Finance Service.
d. School Sports Division is reintegrated with BLSS.
The Internal Audit Service (IAS) and International Cooperation Office (ICO) shall continue to report directly to the Secretary.
In anticipation of the implementation of the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) Transformation, NEAP is hereby placed under the direct supervision of the Office of the Secretary.
Undersecretary Nepomuceno A. Malaluan shall continue to be the Chief of Staff of the Secretary. In addition, he shall be in-charge of special assignments and programs of the Secretary and DepEd’s representative to the Cabinet Assistance System (CAS).
The Secretary shall remain to be the main spokesperson of DepEd while Undersecretary Malaluan and Undersecretary Sevilla shall act as official spokespersons whenever the Secretary is not available, pursuant to DepEd Memorandum No. 096, s. 2018.
The Secretary, Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries (whether appointed or designated Officers-In-Charge/OICs) constitute the Executive Committee (ExeCom) of DepEd.
These assignments are instituted pursuant to the authority of supervision and control of the Department vested in the Secretary by the Administrative Code of 1987 and by Republic Act No. 9155 entitled Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001.
This Memorandum repeals DepEd Memorandum Nos.: 118, s. 2016; 166, s. 2016; 73, s. 2017; 204, s. 2017; and, 190, s. 2018.
All other issuances inconsistent with this Memorandum are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
This Order will take effect upon issuance.
Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
LEONOR MAGTOLIS BRIONES
2019 Assignments of DepEd Undersecretaries and Assistant Secretaries