Monthly Archives: December 2012

PAASCU Refuses CHED’s Two-Million-Peso Offer

Yesterday was Holy Innocents’ Day. Yesterday, I tweeted, “PAASCU refuses two-million-peso offer from CHED to re-align its accreditation instruments according to CMO 46 s. ’12.” My friend, Isagani Cruz, the distinguished educator, tweeted in response: “This is not a Holy … Continue reading

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Problems in Principle with CHED’s CMO 46, s. 2012 on Quality Assurance

There are HEIs and HEIs. CHED says there are too many. If there are indeed too many, that is a problem of quantity. If there are too many: two things may be done. Stop creating HEIs. Do this based on … Continue reading

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The Dawn from On High

[Homily: Simbanggabi, ADDU GS, Dec. 24, 2012] As the dawn of this morning vanquishes the night, and we celebrate the last of our Simbanggabi Masses, we are invited to reflect on another dawning that takes place on a more cosmic … Continue reading

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Stronger than Cynicism

[Homily: Simbanggabi, 12.23.12] It has really been a pleasure for me to be part of this community celebration of Simbang Gabi. There is no law which says we have to have Simbanggabi Masses. We are not a parish; we are … Continue reading

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Emmanuel: God is with Us

(Homily: Mass at Advent Gathering of the ADDU Community) We should consider ourselves blessed to be able to come together this afternoon. In many other communities not far from here, violent winds and raging waters have not only swept homes … Continue reading

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Sweet Tweet: K-12 approved on 2nd Reading in Senate! But…

This morning I tweeted that after the approval by the Senate of the controversial RH Bill, which followed its strong approval of the Freedom of Information Bill (FOI), the honorable members of the Senate should finally get down to approving … Continue reading

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The Silence of Simbanggabi

[Homily: Misa de Gallo, ADDU, Dec. 16, 2012] In the Philippines the Christmas Season began with the “-ber” months. That was a good three-and-a-half months ago. It was then that the great yearly metamorphosis began. From the staid scenes of … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Christmas Gift in CHED’s Spirit of Serendipity

It was during the Region IX consultation in Davao last September 14, that I first made the suggestion that the CHED postpone approval of the proposed Outcomes and Typology Based Quality Assurance Policy (OTBQA) until the upheaval caused by the … Continue reading

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DACS Report on Relief Mission to Davao Oriental

ADDU is working with the Davao Association of Catholic Schools in relief efforts for victims of Typhoon Pablo. Following is a report on the last DACS relief mission to Davao Oriental. Pls note feedback from local people. My gratitude to … Continue reading

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Need for a DACS Protocol on Disaster Response

[Thoughts from the DACS President] Typhoon Pablo has devastated many of our schools. The images that we have from Assumption Academy of Compostela, Comval, are heartrending. It is 80% destroyed. The roof of its newly-built gymnasium was blown off. Library … Continue reading

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