DepEd’s budget to prioritize key areas affecting the quality of PH education --- Duterte

The budget of the Department of Education (DepEd) will prioritize the key areas that have been identified to contribute to the problem of quality of education in the country, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte said.


In an interview on Thursday, July 14, Duterte said that DepEd is currently preparing the budget proposal for 2023. “Sa budget po, ang ating priorities ay naka-base po sa Basic Education Development Plan o BEDP 2030 (In the budget, our priorities are based on the Basic Education Development Plan or BEDP 2030),” she explained.

Developed under the leadership of former Education Secretary Leonor Briones, the BEDP 2030 is the first long-term plan of the DepEd for basic education, covering formal education from five to 18 years old and non-formal education for youth and adults.

The 302-page BEDP document will be implemented from 2020 to 2030, fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, with Phase 1 focusing on the immediate impacts of Covid-19 on learning and participation, while Phase 2 will focus on sustaining the gains and evaluating programs.


Duterte said that the comprehensive plan identified the “pillars” that contribute to the problem of quality education in the country.

“So ang atin pong pag draft ng budget ngayon ay naka base po dun sa mga pillars na sinasabi nila ay problema natin sa basic education (So our budget is drafted based on the pillars which they say is our problem in basic education),” she added.

Duterte also noted that as they draft the DepEd budget for next year, the agency will also take into consideration the recommendations of the Department of Health (DOH) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.