Pursuant to DepEd Memorandum No. 497, s. 2010, given below are the designs and descriptions of the textile materials that will be used for the DepEd new national uniforms (Male and Female, to be worn on Monday) for School Years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013. As required by the National Uniform Committee (NUC), the textile materials for the DepEd national uniforms were tested by the Philippine Textile Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (PTRI-DOST) and found compliant to the Employees Uniform Quality Assurance Program (EUQAP).
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The DepEd uniforms to be worn on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in the central, regional and division levels, and schools are also stipulated in DepEd Memorandum No. 497, s. 2010.
The clothing and uniform allowance shall be released in cash in the amount of Four Thousand Pesos (Php 4,000.00) to each of the DepEd teachers and non-teaching employees. DepEd offices are expressly prohibited from withholding any amount as payment for uniforms and/ or fabrics and other uniform materials and fee for services of a tailor/dressmaker. The responsible finance personnel shall coordinate with the payroll processing units to credit the full amount of the clothing and uniform allowance to the payroll accounts of DepEd teachers and non-teaching employees.
With this, the DepEd teaching and non-teaching employees from the regional, division and district offices, and public elementary and secondary schools may procure and obtain the uniform textile materials from any available source, provided that these comply with the prescribed DepEd uniform materials and design. Any DepEd official fund violating this rule will be subjected to appropriate sanctions and disciplinary action. Please send to this Office a written report of any DepEd official who compel or coerce teachers and non-teaching employees to procure the uniform materials from said official or from a specific source.
Teachers' cooperatives and associations are encouraged to offer the prescribed DepEd uniform materials to the teachers and and non-teaching personnel at the best price possible.
The following personnel are exempted from wearing the prescribed uniform:
Teaching and non-teaching personnel are allowed to make adjustments in the prescribed DeEd uniform to conform to the requirements of their religious affiliation or creed or any legitimate practice related thereto.
- School officials who occupy third level positions embraced by the Career Executive Service (CES);
- Medical and dental staff who shall wear the appropriate medical/dental attire;
- Janitors, utility, and maintenance personnel who shall be assigned appropriate uniforms;
- Legal officers, specifically lawyers, whose nature of work requires a different dress code;
- Teachers and employees with physical disabilities and other legitimate health reasons;
- Pregnant female employees are allowed to wear maternity dresses during the period of their pregnancy; and
- Teaching and non-teaching staff who are in mourning are allowed to wear appropriate mourning clothes.
The effectivity of wearing the prescribed uniforms shall be on the first day of School Year 2011-2012.
DepEd also wishes to inform all concerned that it has not endorsed, accredited nor authorized any particular supplier to approach the regional and division offices and declare himself/herself as the exclusive distributor of the textile materials for the DepEd uniforms. Please report to DepEd any uniform who visits DepEd Offices and uses the name of the undersigned or of any official in the Central Office or of the NUC in trying to get a deal for the supply of the DepEd uniform.
Non-compliance to and deliberate defiance of this Order shall be dealt with administratively pursuant to Section 22.C (Violation of Reasonable Office Rules and Regulations), Rule XIV, Revised Ombudsman Rules Implementing Book V of the Administrative Code of 1987 (Executive Order No. 292).
Here are some details of the Prescribed National Uniforms for DepEd Teachers and Non-Teaching Personnel for School Years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013:
MALE NATIONAL UNIFORM
School Year 2011 - 2013
Xavierre bluish gray stripe half open barong accented with embroidery and reverse stamped DepEd hologram logo designed with pleated denim blue tropical cool fabric. (PTRI tested to be EUQAP compliant.)
Austing wool midnight blue pants with pocket in front and back. (PTRI tested.)
Picture snapshot of the Male National UniformFEMALE NATIONAL UNIFORM
School Year 2011 - 2013
Zarrah yellow pointed collar blouse with bar-like cutting in front, accented with ethnic embroidery on a tropical cool fabric designed with scattered map of the Philippines and DepEd hologram logo, both woven onto the fabric. (PTRI tested to be EUQAP compliant.)PANTS
Kazvin midnight blue pants with pocket. (PTRI tested.)BLAZER
Kazvin midnight blue tailored cut blazer designed with pointed shawl collar. (PTRI tested.)
Picture snapshot of the Female National Uniform
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