THE Department of Education (DepEd) in Davao Region is set to deploy about 22 additional teachers in Indigenous Peoples (IP) schools in Davao del Norte this week.

DepEd-Davao spokesperson Jenelito Atillo said the 22 teachers will be assigned to the schools under the Salugpongan Ta ‘TanuIgkanogon and Mindanao Interfaith Services Foundation Inc. (MISFI) in Kapalong and Talaingod municipality.

"These [teachers] are newly-hired IP teachers. Ang mahitabo ani, i-deploy namo sila ug pormal sa komunidad ug tribo didto sa Patel Elementary Schools in Barangay Gupitan [Talaingod town]," Atillo said.

Atillo said they were supposed to turn over the teachers Monday, June 29, but they had to re-schedule because of bad weather.

The deployment of the teachers came after the DepEd Regional Director, lawyer Alberto Escobarte, issued permits last week allowing the Salugpongan and MISFI schools to operate.

Atillo said under the DepEd procedure, permits to operate are transmitted to DepEd division offices where concerned schools are supposed to be operating.