RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT This Agreement is made and entered among: The COMMISSION ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY, an institution duly organized and existing under and by virtue of Executive Order No. 269 dated 12 January 2004 with principal office address at C. P. Garcia Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City, represented herein by its Chairman, RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III, herein referred to as “CICT”;

Commissioner, CICT

CONSUELO S. PEREZ

Chairman, CICT

The DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – DIVISION OF QUEZON CITY, a schools division of the Department of Education with principal office address at San Francisco Compound, Misamis St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City, represented herein by the Schools Division Superintendent, Dr. VICTORIA Q. FUENTES, hereinafter referred to as “DEPED DIVISION”;
Assistant Schools Division Superintendent, DEPED DIVISION

CORAZON C. RUBIO

-andSchools Division Superintendent, DEPED DIVISION

VICTORIA Q. FUENTES

The ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NOVALICHES, INC., a corporation sole organized and existing under Philippine law for religious, charitable and educational purposes (SEC Reg. No. CN200305075), with principal office address at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Regalado Avenue, Fairview Park 1, Quezon City, represented herein by its Bishop, Most Rev. ANTONIO R. TOBIAS, D.D., hereinafter referred to as the “DIOCESE”; WITNESSETH THAT: WHEREAS, all parties are cognizant of the increasing number of school age Filipinos whom are out of school; WHEREAS, all parties recognize the urgent need to broaden access to basic education among the out-of-school youth and adults (OSYAs) as well as to integrate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) supported models in the Philippine alternative education system, specifically by maximizing the use of such technology in teaching the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) program of DepEd’s Alternative Learning System (ALS);

PRINCIPALS:

WITNESSES:

ANTONIO R. TOBIAS, D.D.

Bishop, DIOCESE

WHEREAS, CICT, through its Human Capital Development Group (HCDG and the Deparment of Education (DepEd), through its Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that commits both parties in setting up eSkwela Community eLearning Centers to cater to OSYAs, provide educators’ training, and provide e-learning materials to enhance learning through the use of interactive multimedia learning materials based on printed versions of DepEd-Bureau of Alternative Learning System’s (DepEd-BALS) core modules;

Parish Priest, Holy Trinity Parish

LUCIANO A. FELLONI

2. and locally meaningful way. THEREFORE. Holy Trinity Parish LUCIANO A. the CICT. 1. CICT CONSUELO S. including training on center management. through its Human Capital Development Group. the DIOCESE has taken the initiative in establishing an eSkwela Center and is spearheading the implementation of an eSkwela Community eLearning Center in Barangay Commonwealth.5 2 . FUENTES 2. the DEPED DIVISION through its Alternative Learning System unit is the government unit that oversees programs and projects directed at providing non-formal education in Quezon City.4 Parish Priest. operate. network administration. 2. D.2 ANTONIO R. Description The eSkwela Project is a flagship project of the CICT envisioned to provide an ICT enhanced education for OSYAs in the country. testing. Monitor and evaluate the implementation and operation of the eSkwela Center as well as recommend the best strategies and options for its sustainability. The initiative responds directly to a national development priority and will bring e-learning opportunities and ICT for learning resources to mobile teachers. and sustain an eSkwela Center and bind themselves to the terms and conditions stated hereunder. CICT Assistant Schools Division Superintendent. Duties and Responsibilities of CICT Under this AGREEMENT. and/or help prepare the OSYAs to rejoin the formal school system. the parties hereby agree to establish. FELLONI Bishop. Assist in the set-up of a working relationship between the parties involved in the implementation of the eSkwela Center. Conduct training activities pertinent to the operation of the eSkwela Center. where the out-of-school youth and other community members can learn new skills and competencies. for and in consideration of the foregoing premises. innovative. teacher training and other training activities deemed appropriate by CICT. DEPED DIVISION PRINCIPALS: WITNESSES: VICTORIA Q. Coordinate with the eSkwela Center’s network administrator in the set-up. and installation of the Center’s computer equipment and network peripherals. WHEREAS. NOW. The objective of this project is to establish eSkwela Community eLearning Centers throughout the country. PEREZ Chairman. DEPED DIVISION CORAZON C. shall support the implementation of the eSkwela Center through but not limited to the following: 2. instructional managers and out-of-school learners in the Philippines in an exciting. TOBIAS. RUBIO Schools Division Superintendent.1 Provide electronic versions of the DepEd-BALS’ print modules and a Learning Management System (LMS) customized for the eSkwela Center.D. DIOCESE 2. review for the Accreditation and Equivalency Exam of DepEd-BALS.3 2. Quezon City.RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III WHEREAS. Commissioner.

Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the eSkwela Center’s operations. 4. CICT CONSUELO S. through but not limited to the following: 4. TOBIAS. 3.6 Bishop. Ensure that the eSkwela Center has electricity and broadband Internet connection. DIOCESE 4. among others. FELLONI 4.2 Provide the principal and primary funding for the operations of the eSkwela Center as may be allowed by law. Assign a point person to represent the DEPED DIVISION in the eSkwela Center’s Steering Committee. through its Alternative Learning System unit.4 4.3 3. shall support the implementation of the eSkwela Center. the DIOCESE shall support the implementation of the eSkwela Center.D. Barangay Commonwealth. the DEPED DIVISION. Facilitate the conduct of eSkwela training activities by providing administrative and logistical support whenever necessary. DEPED DIVISION CORAZON C.6 Assign a point person to represent CICT in the local eSkwela Steering Committee. PEREZ 3.2 3.7 3 .3 4. and learning facilitators of the eSkwela Center. CICT Under this AGREEMENT. RUBIO PRINCIPALS: WITNESSES: VICTORIA Q. FUENTES 4. Quezon City and provide access to its computer equipment. Provide for the training expenses and all possible incentives for professional development activities of the eSkwela Center Manager. Holy Trinity Parish LUCIANO A.4 ANTONIO R. Assign and supervise the learning facilitators at the eSkwela Center who will implement the eSkwela Instructional Model.1 Promote the integration of ICT in the ALS curriculum by. D. Duties and Responsibilities of the DEPED DIVISION Chairman. multimedia and network peripherals for eSkwela learning sessions. Happy Land.1 4. Integrate eSkwela learning sessions at the Teresa Araneta de Albert Computer Center. Commissioner. 4. Network Administrator. Assign and supervise the Center Manager and Network Administrator of the eSkwela Center.4 Schools Division Superintendent.5 Parish Priest. through but not limited to the following: 3. DEPED DIVISION Assistant Schools Division Superintendent.RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III 2. Facilitate the conduct of various training / seminar workshops related to the implementation and sustainability of the Center by providing administrative and logistical support. Duties and Responsibilities of the DIOCESE Under this AGREEMENT. encouraging and supporting ICT-related initiatives and projects of mobile teachers / instructional managers and learners of Quezon City. Select the out-of-school youth and adults who will participate as learners of the eSkwela Center.

DEPED DIVISION CORAZON C. All parties shall exert efforts in the establishment of partnerships with organizations that can help in sustaining the operations of the eSkwela Center. monitor. CICT CONSUELO S. RUBIO Schools Division Superintendent.D. D. Undertake additional tasks to benefit the eSkwela Center .10 Chairman. CICT Link the eSkwela program with existing community initiatives.9 4. FUENTES 5. Conduct regular steering committee meetings to discuss and decide on concerns and issues pertinent to the e Center’s implementation and operation. and 1 representative from the DIOCESE. This Agreement is not assignable to any other party without written permission from all of the parties. The members of the local eSkwela Steering Committee shall be responsible for the following: 5.3 6. and may not be reproduced and distributed without the expressed written consent of CICT. 1 representative from DEPED DIVISION. Holy Trinity Parish LUCIANO A. FELLONI 6.2 6.5 Bishop. It shall be composed of 1 representative from the Human Capital Development Group – eSkwela Project Management Office of CICT. DIOCESE 6. and sustain all aspects of the Center’s implementation. There shall be no employer-employee or principal-agent relations among the parties. PEREZ 5. DEPED DIVISION PRINCIPALS: WITNESSES: VICTORIA Q. Any dispute that may arise from this Agreement shall be resolved in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations. Commissioner. Assign a point person to represent the DIOCESE in the eSkwela Center’s Steering Committee.6 4 . TOBIAS. Miscellaneous Provisions 6.2 Supervise the preparations for the Center’s operations.1 The electronic modules provided by CICT shall only be used within the Instructional Model of the eSkwela Center.4 ANTONIO R. duties and obligations that arise under this Agreement without such prior permission shall be void. The parties shall negotiate in good faith to resolve any dispute arising between the parties in respect of the interpretation of this Agreement and the performance of obligations hereunder. Parish Priest.8 4. Function of the local eSkwela Steering Committee A local Steering Committee shall be the eSkwela Center’s deciding body on matters other than day-to-day operations and management of the center as well as to oversee. Any attempt to assign any rights. Each party shall be responsible for claims of its employees for death or injury sustained in the course of performing their functions.1 5.RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III 4. 6. Assistant Schools Division Superintendent. Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of the eSkwela Center’s operations.3 6.

1 7. D. DEPED DIVISION PRINCIPALS: WITNESSES: ANTONIO R.2 Chairman. PEREZ 7. Effectivity and Termination Commissioner. Holy Trinity Parish LUCIANO A. This Agreement is made under and shall be construed according to the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. RUBIO Schools Division Superintendent. FUENTES Parish Priest.D.3 This Agreement takes effect upon signing and shall remain effective unless revoked by the parties. through monitoring and evaluation. as dependent on the performance assessment of the eSkwela Center and the fulfillment of the tasks and responsibilities assigned to the parties. VICTORIA Q. CICT CONSUELO S. Assistant Schools Division Superintendent. reserves the right to extend or revoke this agreement. DIOCESE 5 .RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III 7. DEPED DIVISION CORAZON C. TOBIAS. CICT. FELLONI Bishop. CICT 7.

FUENTES Schools Division Superintendent ANTONIO R.IN WITNESS WHEREOF. INC. INC. Parish Priest SIGNED IN THE PRESENCE OF: For the COMMISSION ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: For the DEPARMENT OF EDUCATION DIVISION OF QUEZON CITY: CONSUELO S.D. TOBIAS. VICTORIA Q. RUBIO Assistant Schools Division Superintendent For the ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NOVALICHES.: LUCIANO A. D. PEREZ Commissioner CORAZON C. Holy Trinity Parish 6 . For COMMISSION ON INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY: For DEPARMENT OF EDUCATION DIVISION OF QUEZON CITY: RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III Chairman For the ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF NOVALICHES. the parties hereto have signed this Agreement on this 24th day of October 2009 in Quezon City. FELLONI Parish Priest.

Schools Division Superintendent. Parish Priest. BEFORE ME. CICT CONSUELO S. FELLONI Bishop. Passport: DP0002284 DATE/PLACE OF ISSUE March 24.S. Manila RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III VICTORIA Q. Series No. Assistant Schools Division Superintendent. DEPED DIVISION Who are known to me to be the same officials who executed the foregoing instrument and they both acknowledge to me that the same is their free and voluntary act and deed that of the government agency and institution they represent herein. 2008 DFA. Holy Trinity Parish LUCIANO A. : : : : ________ ________ ________ ________ ANTONIO R. CICT ).RAY ANTHONY ROXAS-CHUA III ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Commissioner. this ____ day of _______________ personally appeared before me: NAME PASSPORT/ DRIVER’S LICENSE / SSS / GSIS No. ) S. D. FUENTES IBP No. NOTARY PUBLIC Doc No. TOBIAS. refers to a Memorandum of Agreement executed for the purpose(s) therein set forth. Book No. This instrument consisting of seven (7) pages including this page on which this acknowledgment is written and signed by the parties and their instrumental witnesses on the left hand margin of each page thereof and on page 6 of same instrument. D. DEPED DIVISION CORAZON C. DIOCESE 7 . FUENTES ANTONIO R. Roll No. Page No. TOBIAS. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE AND SEAL on the date and place first above written.D.D. PEREZ REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES QUEZON CITY Chairman. RUBIO PRINCIPALS: WITNESSES: VICTORIA Q.