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:
Information on Philippine education system:
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 .