Welcome to Schools Division of Iloilo City, Philippines *** Congratulations SDO Iloilo City and DepEd Regional Offices VI *** National Champion : 2021 Teachers Got Talent Competition! We are the Home of the Champions! TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!

ICNHS represents Region VI in National Festival of Talents

Iloilo City National High School Silak Cultural Dance Troupe represented the Division of Iloilo City and the Region VI in the National Festival of Talents 2021. This contest aims to showcase the talents of the Filipino youth from all over the country. The DepEd...

ICNHS student innovators win National silver

Iloilo City National High School’s Maria Lilian Jem Montero, Joseph Andrean De La Cruz, Leonardo Rosal, Ralph Archie Agreda and Raf Jeanel Simonio won first runner-up in the recently concluded Concentrix NEXT MOVE Challenge last Nov. 15, 2021. The annual innovation...

Teachers’ Most Challenging Time

     The four-year baccalaureate course and years of experience of teachers in school are two of the most salient factors to bring about an outstanding and excellent educator. While their day-to-day functions make them skillful communicators, writers, moderators, and...

School Leaders in Time of Pandemic

  School leaders are empowered by the agency to potentially manage a school and its resources. They confidently set goals and visionary on attaining them. Inevitably, major change happened due to pandemic. It was March 14, 2020 when the first national lock down...

What is an Ideal Teacher?

The ideal teacher is the one we respect from our hearts. He or she serves as a guide to the learners without putting so much pressure on them on doing tasks. He or she motivates and boosts students' morale and refrain from criticizing them. Such a teacher shows...


They say time, money and energy cannot be enjoyed by an individual at the same time. A young person can have both energy and time but not money. A young adult can have both energy and money but not time. An elderly person can have both time and money but not energy....

The Essence of Education

To say that Education is important is an understatement. Education is a weapon to improve one’s life. It is the most important instrument to change one’s future. Education for a child begins at home, and it is a life – long process. Education certainly determines the...

My Personal Thoughts on Technology in Education

With the current policy of no face-to-face classes in the Philippine Basic Education, teachers, parents, and learners start to rely on technology as the answer on the methods of transfer of learning. Teachers in different schools are mostly millennials (Gen Y, Gen X,...

How Teachers, Parents, and Learners Can Positively Deal with the Pandemic

by Geraldin L. Taroballes, JMNHS Uncertainty, joblessness, panic, anxiety, hunger, discomfort, and depression. These are the words that one can immediately think about if we talk about the pandemic- the COVID 19. Many things have changed from the widespread of...

Education is the Key to Success

by SALVADOR M. BESARES Education opens one’s mind and allows for the improvement of one’s life. I believe education is the most important tool a person can receive that can bring the most success in society today. Education can help lessen the challenges a person will...

It is in the delivery of quality and relevant basic education that Filipino children can be fully and highly empowered to become lifelong learners.
The centerpiece of all efforts in the Division of Iloilo City (DIC) is to provide learners with functional and adequate knowledge, sufficient skills and appropriate attitude to develop their potentials, cultivate their creativity, vitalize their sense of national pride, enhance leadership skills and strengthen desirable values so that they will become independent and productive citizens who are able to compete in this fast changing world.
The Division of Iloilo City, has quite a number of impressive achievements in the region, the country, and abroad. Worthy to mention is the high performance level maintained by the Division as evidenced by the EXCELLENCE AWARD as Outstanding DECS Division Office in Western Visayas (City Category) for exemplary performance and accomplishments in the fields of Personnel records Management and Public Personnel Administration for Calendar Years 1997, 1998 and 1999 given during the 100th Anniversary of the Philippine Civil Service Commission on September 19, 2000; the CSC Comprehensive Audit Report citing that the Division Office “substantially meets the basic requirement for accreditation to take final action of its appointments under the CSC Accreditation Program”.
The latest accolades came when in early October 2009, Division of Iloilo City, through an unprecedented 20% improvement in the National Achievement Test results in the span of four (4) years, has helped the City Government of Iloilo clinch the title The First HALL OF FAMER in this country as cited by Palladium Group, Inc. in Jakarta, Indonesia for improved public accountability and promotion of responsible citizenship and economic and social development.
Division of Iloilo City also takes prides in being the 2009 National Winner on School-Based Values Education Program implementation; one of the three cities in the country to have been given internet connection under the GILAS Project; one of the 30 Division Potensyal Winner for ICT Development Plan of school; and home to renowned Ati-Ati dance Warriors participated in by student from public secondary schools in the Division that helped the City bag the title as Best Tourism event of the Year 2008.
The Division Education Development Plan (DEDP) for 2010 – 2015 will describe the projected path of the Division in the years ahead. Likewise, it will outline the general thrusts and directions of the division and its strategies in coping with the demands of change.
The Division of Iloilo City was established in 1949. It has one Division Office building with an area of 1,000 sq. m., located at General Luna Street, Iloilo City and has 10 (10) school districts, fifty (50) complete elementary schools, two (5) integrated schools and eleven (11) secondary schools

The DepEd Vision

We dream of Filipinos 
who passionately love their country 
and whose values and competencies  
enable them to realize their full potential 
and contribute meaningfully to building the nation.

As a learner-centered public institution, 
the Department of Education 
continuously improves itself 
to better serve its stakeholders.

The DepEd Mission

To protect and promote the right of every Filipino to quality, equitable, culture-based, and complete basic education where:

Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.

Our Core Values


Our Mandate

The Department of Education was established through the Education Decree of 1863 as the Superior Commission of Primary Instruction under a Chairman. The Education agency underwent many reorganization efforts in the 20th century in order to better define its purpose vis a vis the changing administrations and charters. The present day Department of Education was eventually mandated through Republic Act 9155, otherwise known as the Governance of Basic Education act of 2001 which establishes the mandate of this agency.

The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies, plans, programs and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national development.


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