The Department of Education, Regional Office VIII, respects the privacy of every client and recognizes the policy of the state to protect the fundamental human right to privacy while ensuring free flow of information to promote innovation and growth. The Office has developed this Data Privacy Notice to ensure compliance with the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Republic Act 10173 also known as the Data Privacy Act of 2012.

This Office’s Data Privacy policy shall cover all personal data and information processed in and by the Department and shall apply to all levels of governance in basic education as provided under the Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 (Republic Act No. 9155) – at the Central (CO), Region (RO), Division (DO), and District offices  (PSDS), respectively, and in schools.

DepEd Regional Office VIII recognizes its inherent obligation to secure and protect personal information in the various systems used by and in the government and private sector.

This Office commits to (1) satisfy the general data privacy principles of transparency, legitimacy and proportionality in processing personal information; (2) ensure that the collection and processing of personal information is pursuant to a statutory mandate; (3) provide an assurance that the personal information collected will be stored securely and kept confidential; and (4) ensure that the information requested are relevant and necessary to enable the Government Office to accurately compute and determine the purpose of disclosure from every employee.

This Office may also collect and process personal information customers who may enter the Office’s premises through video recording and other basic information for records and security purposes.

For more information, please contact the Data Privacy Focal Person at or (053)-323-3156 or visit its Office at Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte.