DepEd warns vs fake solicitations
Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) has warned the public against individuals using the name of the agency and its officials in soliciting for financial donations for its supposed projects.

“The public is advised that DepEd has not authorized anyone nor any group to conduct such activity,” the agency said in an advisory.

“If you encounter transactions of the same nature, please report soonest to the DepEd Central Office,” it added.

Education Secretary Leonor Briones also issued a memorandum stressing that her office does not solicit from any individual or organization in adherence to Republic Act 6731 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

She also cited Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act which prohibits government employees to directly or indirectly request or receive any gift, present, share, percentage or benefit in connection with any contract or transaction with the government.

“Any encounter with such malicious and unethical activities are requested to be reported to authorizes immediately,” she said, citing penalties provided in the two laws.

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