Category Archives: Personal Views

Death in the Air

If the recent news has been giving you a sense of dread, it is because death is in the air. First, in deadly airs of self defense. North Korea has been firing missiles into the air in self-defense – against … Continue reading

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Funding For RA 10931, But the Greater Challenge is Quality

The 85th Anniversary of the Philippine Association of the Colleges and Universities (PACU) gathered together some of the most distinguished educators of the country in the Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel. Celebration was in the air not only because at … Continue reading

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Seventeen.  Kian was just seventeen. 

I was seventeen when I decided to join the Jesuits.  Some today may think that that was much too early to make a radical life decision, that there were too many other possibilities in life that I ought first to … Continue reading

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The UniFAST Board Must Implement RA 10931 In Its Entirety

As CHED Chair Dr. Patricia Licuanan is convening the expanded UniFAST Board in order to craft the implementing rules and regulations (IRRs) for the Universal Access to Tertiary Education Act (#UAQTEA or RA 10931), I would like to recall the … Continue reading

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CHED Chair PBL Must Convene expanded UniFAST Board

In the excitement of President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (#UAQTEA) or RA 10931, people have jumped to wanting to implement it without reading it.  Sec. Benjamin Diokno of the DBM has declared that … Continue reading

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Thank you, Mr. President, for signing RA 10931, which is much more than Free Tuition in SUCs!

As an educator convinced all ought to collaborate towards the achievement of Ambisyon Natin 2040, I am grateful to you, Mr. President, for signing the Universal Access to Quality Higher Education Act, now RA 10931, into law. You needed to … Continue reading

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Mr. President, Please Sign the Tertiary Education Act!

I would like to reiterate our request to our President to sign the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA). I say this especially to our economic managers and to our friends at the National Economic Development Authority – … Continue reading

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