Monthly Archives: August 2015

Mismatch: higher education and leadership

The higher education leaders convened last week by Philippine Business for Education (PBED) recommend that a national development plan aimed at the mid-21st century be formulated to help guide educational policy. In fact a national development plan reflective of a … Continue reading

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PBED’s “Memorandum” on Higher Education

The guest speakers were really quite good. Derek Muller, a physics educator who masterminds Veritasium on YouTube in teaching natural science to all comers, stressed that there are no “revolutions” in education, despite dramatic changes in educational technology, just evolution; … Continue reading

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Rethinking Free Access to Higher Education

Higher education is a privilege in itself. Free higher education is a greater privilege. Getting into a good university whose “goodness” is perceived in its practiced excellence, beyond minimum standards, of instruction, research and community service that implements the university’s … Continue reading

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Social Weather Stations

[A Prayer In Thanksgiving and Hope] O God, the one, the almighty, the compassionate God, as we come together today to celebrate the gift of 30 years of the Social Weather Stations in the Philippines, we ask you to give … Continue reading

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Right to Free Higher Education?

The idea of a university as a community (universitas) of scholars and teachers who come together in academic freedom to pursue truth is valid – at least conceptually – for all higher educational institutions in the Philippines, be they public … Continue reading

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From Intimidation to Friendship

Personal Memories of Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi, OP [Written for the Festschrift for Archbishop Leonardo Legaspi, OP, launched on the Feast of St. Dominic, the First Anniversary of Abp. Legaspi’s death: Legaspi in Caceres. Naga: Ateneo de Naga University Press, August … Continue reading

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CHED’s Unmentionable Accomplishments

Much has already been said about President Benigno Aquino’s SONA. From the viewpoint of education in the Philippines, there was much praise for Bro. Armin Luistro of the DepEd for presiding over the K-12 reform and tackling its myriad infrastructure … Continue reading

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