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National Training of Legal Officers on Basic Education Laws and Legal Processes


Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
All Others Concerned

1. In view of the Rationalization Program of the Department of Education (DepEd), there is a need to train the legal officers in the central, regional and schools division offices of the Department, especially considering that a number of these legal officers are newly appointed.

2. In this connection, the Office of the Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs will conduct the National Training of Legal Officers on Basic Education Laws and Legal Processes by batch/region on the following dates with respective venues:

1VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII and XIII (Caraga)December 7-12, 2015RELC, Davao City
2I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), National Capital Region (NCR) and Central Office (CO)January 11-16, 2016
Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) Tagaytay City

3. The Training aims to:

a. help the participants acquire/improve knowledge and application on the following:

i. Philippine Education Laws and Jurisprudence;

ii. Significant International/Foreign Education Laws, Jurisprudence, and Updates/Trends;

iii. Basic Administrative Laws and Rules, including Rules of Conduct/Ethics for Government Employees and Lawyers;

iv. DepEd Order (DO) No. 49, s. 2006 (Administrative Proceedings of DepEd);

v. DO 35, s. 2004 (Grievance Machinery);

vi DO 15, s. 2012 (Alternative Dispute Resolution);

vii. DO 88, s. 2010 (Regulations for Private Schools):

viii. Child Protection and Anti-Bullying Laws:

1. DO 40, s. 2012 (Child Protection Policy)

2. DO 55, s. 2013 (Implementing Rules and Regulations of Anti-Bullying Law)

ix. School Sites Titling;

x. Procurement Laws and Procedures;

xi. Office and Case Management; and

xii. Other related topics.

b. improve their skills on the following:

i. Investigation and Prosecution;

ii. Conciliation and Mediation;

iii. Legal Research and Writing; and

iv. Other related skills.

c. help them imbibe the rules of ethics/conduct for government employees and lawyers.

4. The central, regional and schools division offices participants are the following:

a. Central Office Participants:

i. Attorneys ( II, III, IV and V)

ii. Special Investigators

iii. Legal Assistants

b. Regional Participants:

i. Attorney IV

ii. Special Investigator

iii. Legal Assistant II

c. Schools Division Participants:

i. Attorney III

ii. Legal Assistant I

5. All participants are expected to be at the venue on Monday morning, December 7, 2015 and January 11, 2016. Check-in time is at 12:00 noon. The first meal to be served is lunch. Check-out time will be after breakfast on Saturday, December 12, 2015 and January 16, 2016. Enclosed is the program of activities.

6. Travel expenses of regional and schools division participants shall be charged to local funds, while food and accommodation of all participants and travel expenses of CO participants as well as CO Training Team and Staff, and other incidental expenses shall be charged to OSEC Funds, subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

7. For more information, all concerned may contact any of the following:

Atty. Jemirose R. Loot
Executive Assistant IV
Office of the Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs Department of Education (DepEd)
DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City Telephone No.: (02) 638-8636

Ms. Natividad P. Danao
Office of the Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs, DepEd Telephone Nos.: (02) 633-7205; (02) 706-4571

8. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.


(Enclosure to DepEd Memorandum No. 134 s. 2015)


SCHEDULE:1st BATCH – December 7-12, 2015

(Visayas and Mindanao participants, DAVAO RELC) 2nd BATCH-January 11-16, 2016

(Luzon participants, Girl Scout of the Philippines, Tagaytay)


Arrival and Registration of Participants Lunch

2:00 Opening Program

A. Pambansang Awit

B. Prayer

C. Welcome remarks – RD

D. Message – Usee. Muyot

E. Introduction of speakers, facilitators, participants

F. House rules and leveling of expectations

4:30 BREAK

Overview of the Department/Orientation on DepEd’s Organizational Structure in view of the Rationalization Plan



8:00 RECAP

8:15 Education Laws and Jurisprudence

9:15 Civil Service Law and Basics of Administrative Law

10:15 BREAK

10:30 DepEd Order No. 49, s. 2006 (Administrative Procedure) 12:00 LUNCH BREAK (PM)

1:30 DepEd Order No. 35, s. 2004 (Grievance Machinery)

3:15 DepEd Order No. 15, s. 2012 (Alternative Dispute Resolution) 4:30 BREAK

4:45 Investigation strategies and techniques 6:30 DINNER


8:00 RECAP

8:15 Workshop (applying Day 2 modules)

10:00 BREAK

10:15 Child Protection and Anti-Bullying Laws

DepEd Order No. 40, s. 2012 (Child Protection Policy)


1:30 Graft and Corruption Law; Code of Ethics

3:00 Procurement Laws and Procedures

4:30 BREAK

4:45 School Sites Titling



8:00 RECAP

8:15 Workshop (applying Day 3 modules)

10:00 BREAK

10:15 DepEd Order 88, s. 2010 (Regulation of Private Schools)


1:30 Legal Research

3:00 Legal Writing

4:15 BREAK

4:30 Continuation of Legal Writing 6:30 DINNER


8:00 RECAP

8:15 Integrating Workshop (applying Days 2 to 4 modules) 10:00 BREAK

10:15 Office and case management; action planning 12:00 LUNCH

1:30 Evaluation of the Workshop 2:30 CLOSING CEREMONY

Download: DM_s2015_134 National Training of Legal Officers on Basic Education Laws and Legal Processes

December 28, 2015 Update: DM 160, s. 2015 – Amendment to DepEd Memorandum No. 134, s. 2015 (National Training of Legal Officers on Basic Education Laws and Legal Processes)

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