Council Functions


  • Undersecretary Dina S. Ocampo, DepEd
  • Assistant Secretary Austere A. Panadero, DILG

Department of Education (DepEd)

  • Issue DepEd sectoral policies/announcements congruent with LCC policies on the universalization of literacy;
  • Develop program/project concepts on universalization of literacy in consultation with other stakeholders;
  • Cause the development of a literacy program framework responsive to the national and global issues advocated;
  • Provide LCC with information on research findings and project/program outcomes for information and utilization in policy formulation;
  • Provide technical assistance to local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), and other government organizations (GOs) on the sustainability of literacy efforts;
  • Authorize attendance of sectoral participants in activities that promote literacy and continuing education;
  • Monitor progress/regress of related programs and projects; and
  • Evaluate the outcome of literacy projects to provide basis for other development cycles.

Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

  • Issue appropriate policy issuances on the universalization of literacy congruent with that of the LCC;
  • Develop indicators responsive to the provisions of Memorandum Circular No. 36 s. 2003 entitled “Strengthening the Resolve for the Universalization of Literacy and for Other Purposes;”
  • Issue a resolution for the integration of literacy programs in all local development plans;
  • Ensure that LGUs know their roles in the promotion of literacy programs and activities;
  • Ensure that literacy programs/projects are among the priorities of the LGUs;
  • Ensure that advocacy activities on literacy are integrated down to the grassroots level; and
  • Update other member agencies regarding activities undertaken which concern literacy endeavors in the country.

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)

  • Ensure the inclusion of literacy policies and priorities in the Philippine Development Plan and other related subsectoral plans;
  • Assist in identifying possible sources of funds and other forms of support for literacy programs and projects;
  • Advise the Council on related policies and development programs; and
  • Provide technical assistance to the Secretariat as may be deemed necessary.

Philippine Information Agency (PIA)

  • Provide media support to increase awareness and sustain interest in literacy initiatives and programs from the national down to the local levels;
  • Issue appropriate policy issuances as regards universalization of literacy congruent with that of the LCC;
  • Develop advocacy and social mobilization – information, education, and communication (ASM-IEC) programs that strengthen literacy endeavors intended for different target audiences;
  • Include the thrust of universalizing literacy in PIA development plans at all levels; and
  • Update other member agencies regarding activities undertaken which concern literacy.

Philippine Normal University (PNU)

  • Mobilize the academic community to include literacy concerns in the teacher-training curriculum;
  • Update teachers’ knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills (KAVS) in literacy skills development;
  • Provide technical assistance to other members of the academic community as regards literacy promotion; and
  • Inform other LCC members regarding activities undertaken by the academic community concerning literacy promotion.

Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) involved in Literacy Education

  • Develop linkages with the LGUs for community-based literacy development programs;
  • Impart insights/views/comments to the Council regarding literacy programs from an NGO perspective; and
  • Update other member agencies regarding initiatives undertaken which concern literacy.

House of Representatives and Philippine Senate

  • Formulate national policies and standards in terms of programs and policy directions on literacy;
  • Develop legislative agenda for the universalization of literacy;
  • Review and/or amend existing laws/issuances for an effective system on literacy efforts; and
  • Update other LCC members regarding policies/laws enacted relative to literacy.