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Philippine Education System

For school year 2012/2013, the Department of Education (DepED), complying with the Philippine Government guidelines, has initiated the implementation of the K+12 programme, through which three more courses will be added to the Philippine basic education system, by including one kindergarten grade and two courses within secondary education.

In order to implement this new curricular programme, three Philippine public authorities in charge of education will collaborate. They are as follows:

  • DepED - Department of Education , for basic education at kindergarten, elementary and secondary levels.
  • TESDA - Technical Education and Skills Development Authority , for technical education and skills development.
  • CHED - Commission for Higher Education , for higher education.

Information on Philippine education system:

Spanish in Philippine Public High Schools

In school year 2012-2013, 66 high schools from the 17 Philippine administrative regions are implementing Spanish as an elective subject. Those schools have been selected by the Department of Education of the Republic of the Philippines (DepEd) in order to develop a program of reintroduction of Spanish in public secondary education.

Currently, Spanish is taught in 3rd and 4th year of high school, under the aegis of the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 23 February, 2010 in Barcelona and whose participating institutions are the Ministry , the Cervantes Institute , the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) and DepEd .

List of participating schools


Haga clic en este enlace para descargar un fichero zip que contiene un mapa interactivo de los centros escolares públicos de enseñanza secundaria en Filipinas donde se enseña español. Nota: para acceder al mapa es necesario tener instalado el programa Google Earth en el ordenador.