Monday, March 19, 2018
  • share this

DepEd lifts ban on purchases

/ 12:05 AM July 18, 2016

THE DEPARTMENT of Education (DepEd) has lifted a three-year-old moratorium on the purchase of supplementary reading materials, reference books and other instructional publications for public schools nationwide.

In an order, the DepEd also gave school officials the green light to request for the acquisition of supplementary reading and reference materials from a selection of more than 900 approved books for the preschool to high school levels.

But the agency stressed the procurement must be guided by procedures enumerated in an order dated June 30 and signed by former Education Secretary Armin Luistro in one of his final acts of office.


The order gives the acquisition period up to Dec. 31 this year, when the DepEd would come out with new guidelines and a new list of materials for procurement.

In September 2013, Luistro stopped the purchase of these materials to review if they were needed in the first place, and whether they were reasonably priced and purchased through proper public bidding. Jocelyn R. Uy and Jeanette I. Andrade

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Books, Department of Education, Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Nation, news
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Practical tips from Tinseltown’s business-minded celebs

March 20, 2018 12:55 AM


PH ‘drug war’ film goes to Helsinki and Fribourg

March 20, 2018 12:50 AM


Jose Manalo’s son prefers to make it on his own

March 20, 2018 12:45 AM


Now 18, Bianca Umali still says no to sexy roles

March 20, 2018 12:40 AM


4.1 magnitude quake shakes some parts of Bohol

March 20, 2018 12:37 AM

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved