An Ideal Philippine Education System ACCORDING TO THE VISION AND MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Philosophy of Education The philosophy states that education shall develop citizens who believe in God, love their country and fellowmen, actively participate in building a just Filipino society, conserving and developing the nation’s human and material resources. Vision of Philippine Education We are people organization committed to a culture of excellence in public service. Believing that the most important resource of our country is its people, we make the task of educating the Filipino child our singular mission. We assist the Filipino child to discover his/her full potential in a child-centered and value-driven teaching-learning environment and thereby, enable him/her to create his/her own destiny in global community. We prepare him/her to become a responsible citizen and an enlightened leader who loves his/her country and is proud to be a Filipino. Vision of Philippine Education We provide a school system. Where teachers and principals achieve the desired learning outcome not only because they are empowered, competent and accountable, but because they care; Where administrator exercise visionary leadership responsive to emerging learning needs of the nation; ensure adequate resources; promote appropriate technology; create and sustain a conducive climate to enhance learning; and Where the family, the community and other institutions actively support our efforts. Vision of Philippine Education We affirm the right of every Filipino child especially the less advantaged to benefit from such a system. This is our vision. With God’s help, we dedicate all our talents and energies to its realization. Aims of Education Education shall aim in the fullest potentials of all individuals, the only sure way of achieving our common and shared national goals. It should develop all socially valuable talents of person as its contribution to building and adhesive, peaceful and progressive society. From this educational experience, students are expected to emerge as respected and valued participants in the global community because of their world class experience and excellence in ability. Mandates Education Act of 1982 mandates that the education system (i) provides for a broad general education that will assist each individual in the peculiar ecology of his own society to (a) attain his potential as a human being, (b) enhance the range and quality of individual and group participation in the basic functions of society, and (c) acquire the essential educational foundation of his development into a productive and versatile citizen; (ii) to train the nation’s manpower in the middle level skills required for national development; (iii) develop the profession that will provide leadership for the nation in the advancement of knowledge for improving quality of human life; and (iv) respond effectively to changing needs and conditions of the nation through s system of educational planning and evaluation. Mandates The 1987 Philippine Constitution explicitly provides in Art. XIV, Sec. 1, stating that the “State shall protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all”. RA 9155 that was signed into law in June, 2000, by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel and Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, created the Department of Education (DepEd). This law transferred the supervision of sports and culture to the Philippine Sports Commission, excluding the personnel; and the management of National Historical Institute, Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, Records Management and Archives Office and National Library to the National Commission on Culture and the Arts.