Monthly Archives: December 2012

Typhoon Pablo: Please help in relief efforts!

Many young people at ADDU have told me that Typhoon Pablo was the first time they’d ever experienced a typhoon. It was Signal 2 in Davao City and Signal 3 in Samal. Bottom line, however, is: most in Davao City … Continue reading

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Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM) Should Be Helped

Last 15-16 November 2012, the Ateneo de Davao University sponsored a forum of Artisanal and Small Scale mining (ASM). Its keynote speaker was Mining Engr. Adrian Daniel from Canada; he had been engaged in helping free small-scale mining of environmentally-hurtful … Continue reading

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OTBQA Violates Academic Freedom of Private HEIs

With PAASCU, I have proposed that the approval of the CMO entitled “Outcomes-Based and Typology-Based Quality Assurance” (OTBQA), be postponed. One of the reasons I have is a deeper personal appreciation of the “Declaration of Policy” enshrined in the law … Continue reading

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CHED’s OBTQA and Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Eggs

The saying goes, “Don’t kill the goose which lays the golden eggs.” If you insist on outcomes-based quality assurance (OBQA) you express interest in the golden eggs, but you kill the goose. If, on the other hand, you say, “No, … Continue reading

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Time is Precious

[Homily (reconstructed): Martinez Reunion, 1 Dec. 2012, 4:30 pm] It is wonderful that we have been able to gather in this beautiful venue atop the Emer Tower as the sun sets over Metro Manila! We gather together in the wake … Continue reading

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PAASCU’s Request of CHED to Postpone CMO on OTBQA

[PAASCU’s Request of CHED to Postpone CMO on OTBQA. 30 November 2012] The Honorable Commissioners on Higher Education (CHED): The as-of-yet unnumbered CHED Memorandum Order entitled “Policy Standard to Enhance Quality Assurance (QA) in Philippine Higher Education Through an Outcomes-Based … Continue reading

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