Department of EducationOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Special Projects and Legislative Liason
CULTURE AND THE ARTS OFFICE (CAO)
Powers and Functions. To accomplish its mandate and objectives,the Ministry shall have the powers and functions of formulating, planning,implementing and coordinating the policies, plans, programs and projects forthe following areas of responsibility: …(d)
Development of culture
(E.O.No. 117, REORGANIZATION OF THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE ANDSPORTS, January 30, 1987) The
CULTURE AND THE ARTS OFFICE
of the Department of Education(DepED) is created by virtue of DepED Order No. 71, series of 2007 entitled“Constituting a Special Committee on Culture and the Arts” dated October15, 2007, in accordance with the thrust of the Department to promote andpreserve Filipino cultural and artistic traditions. The Office is under thesupervision of the Assistant Secretary for Special Projects and LegislativeLiaison, headed by Asst. Sec. Jonathan E. Malaya. This office is gearedtowards the promotion of Philippine Culture and to develop, strengthen andimplement an Integrated Culture and the Arts Program in line with the“Education for All (EFA) 2015” and Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda(BESRA) of the Department. It is also empowered to coordinate andsynchronize different efforts in the implementation of Culture and the Artsprograms/projects towards a more intense participation from the regions tothe school level, with the cooperation of governmental and non-governmental entities. It specific functions are as follows:
Serve as a Secretariat for all culture and the arts programs andprojects of the Department, in coordination of the Special Committeeon Culture and the Arts.
Coordinates with the Special Program in the Arts implementers inregional and school levels.
Provides culture and other entertainment presentations for anyeducation-related television show such as “Sining Gising” on NBNChannel 4
Acts as principal coordinator on all activities with the NationalCommission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA)
Acts as a principal coordinator on all activities related to the nationalMusic Competition on Young Artist (NAMCYA)
Establish coordination and linkages with other government agenciesand private entities in relation to cultural and arts activities
Organize and implements the conduct of the annual “PampaaralangSining Pambansa Festival” (National Schools Art Festival)
Undertakes review of education-related films, television or theatricalshows, for comment and recommendations; and