Manila, Aug. 14 -- The Department of Education is in the process of changing its policy on the buffer stock of learning materials in its central office warehouses.

This, after the Commission on Audit reported that the DepEd was able to deliver only 11.8 million out of the 38.5 million textbooks and instructional and learning materials, which were supposed to be distributed to public school students and teachers.

"This small portion is allotted in times of calamities, as replacement of old or worn-out books, and for newly established schools and increased enrolment, among others," the DepEd said in a statement.

The DepEd said buffer stock pertains to 7 percent of the completed development, printing, and delivery of learning materials for ...