DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS (DECS) ORDER NO. 49 OF 1992: This
Order serves as the guideline for the selection of honor students in all public and private high schools. All these schools
were required to choose one (1) "valedictorian" and one (1) "salutatorian," and to set the limit of the number
of "honorable mention" to one percent of the graduating students. The "eligibility requirements" for becoming an honor student
are the following: 1) No grade below 80 in any subject and no failing grade in any subject in the first two curriculum years;
2) Completed third and fourth year studies in the same secondary school; 3) Completed the high school curriculum within
the prescribed year; 4) Active membership in two clubs during the third and fourth years in high school; and 5)
Conformed to school rules and policies.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS (DECS) ORDER NO. 1 OF 1994: This Order
increased the number of school days to 200 days (42 calendar weeks) inclusive of examination days for public and private schools.
(This department order is similar to RA 7791 which increased the number of school days from 185 to 200 days.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS (DECS) ORDER NO. 37 OF 1994: The Order
required all grade VI elementary students to take the National Elementary Assessment Test (NEAT) that is given on the 13th
Tuesday following the opening of the school year. The assessment test consists of a battery of tests of the multiple choice
type. There are four subject areas: English, mathematics, science and heograpiya/kasaysayan/sibika (geography/history/civics).
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS (DECS) ORDER NO. 38 OF 1994: The Order
required all senior high school students to take the National Secondary Assessment Test (NSAT) that is given on the 13th Friday
following the opening of the school year, or three days after the NEAT has been given. The assessment test consists of a battery
of tests and there are four subject areas: English and Filipino proficiencies, mathematics, vocational aptitude and
science & technology. (The test is not a requirement for college admission.)
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7731: The Act abolished the National College Entrance Examinations
or NCEE to give the marginalized students a greater chance to gain access to college education.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7722: Also known as the Higher Education Act of 1994, the Act
created the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) whose main task is to regulate and develop tertiary education in the Philippines.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7796: Also known as the Technical Education and Skills Development
Act (TESDA) of 1994, the Act's objective was to provide relevant and quality technical education that is accessible to all
and to create the agency that will manage technical education and skills development in the Philippines.
REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7836 OF 1994: Known as the Philippine Teachers Professionalization
Act of 1994, the Act made it mandatory for people pursuing a career in teaching to take the licensure examinations that are
administered and regulated by the Professional Regulatory Commission.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (DEPED) ORDER NO. 34 OF 2001: The Order required all public
elementary and high school students to read at least one book in the vernacular and one book in English per year before they
can be promoted to the next higher level.
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Tulio, Doris, 1999
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"The Constitution Of The Philippines
Explained," Revised Ed., 2000 Reprint, Nolledo, Jose N., 1992
Website: Department of Education, Philippines, 2010 Version
Pamphlet: Philippine Constitution