Category Archives: Philippine Educational Reform

Promoting Quality in a Time of Disruption

[Address:  PAASCU General Assembly, Nov. 27, 2020.] The Corona Virus Disease of 2019 (COVID 19) hit us around March.  It was an invisible invader, but breathtakingly contagious.  And lethal. The World Health Organization reports that since its emergence in Wuhan, … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom and Responsibility During a Disruptive COVID 19 National Emergency

Students of top schools in the Philippines have protested online education and have called on CHED to ban this nationwide.[i] During the disruptive COVID 19 national emergency, colleges and universities have no choice but to operate online.  The Department of … Continue reading

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Fr. Joel Tabora’s Reservations on the Reserve Officers Training Corp Bills.

To the Hon. Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian and the members of the Committee on Basic Education, Culture and the Arts of the Philippine Senate: In a dialogue last July 30, 2019 between the COCOPEA and Sen. Win Gatchalian, he informed … Continue reading

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“Quality” – for Discussion

[A contribution to COCOPEA’S Strategic Planning Exercise, Holiday Inn and Suites, Makati, 29 April 2019)] My apologies for not preparing a PowerPoint.  Recently, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua decried that Philippine Development is too heavily based on PPPs.  He meant PowerPoint … Continue reading

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COCOPEA Proposal for the Revision of CMO 46 s. 2012 [Updated Jan. 24, 2019 and approved by COCOPEA Board for formal discussion in a COCOPEA convocation with CHED Chairperson Dr. Prospero de Vera (on Feb 18, 2019 in New World Hotel, Makati, 9:30-3:00 pm)]

Contents Talking Points [PDF file] Higher Education Quality Framework Table of Indicators of Excellence (TIE) and Rewards System [PDF file] Understanding the TIE and the Rewards System [PDF TIE] [PDF Rewards System] Draft CMO on Quality and Quality Assurance [PDF … Continue reading

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The K-12 Reform: We Must Stay the Course

[Panel Discussion Contribution. 2017 Philippine Educational Conference, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, 28 Nov. 2017.] Where we had only required ten years of basic education, the K-12 reform was effected to put us on par with other nations whose basic … Continue reading

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Hope for Free Higher Education for All in SB 1304

The Senate has approved on second reading Senate Bill 1304, “The Free Higher Education for All Act.” Cf: https://taborasj.wordpress.com/2017/03/09/accelerating-universal-access-to-tertiary-education-s-b-no-1304/ Despite the limelight concerns the Senate has had dealing with the recantation of Mr. Arthur Lascañas, the confirmation or non-confirmation of DENR … Continue reading

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The Free Higher Education for All Act (S.B. No. 1304)

  Page 1 SEVENTEENTH CONGRESS OF THE REPUBLIC             ) OF THE PHILIPPINES                                                             ) First Regular Session                                                               ) Version … Continue reading

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Resolutions of PASUC and COCOPEA adopted during the 2nd PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations (Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, 12-13 January 2017)

Acting jointly, the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) and the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) resolved as follows: Resolution 1: That the Philippine System of Education provide access to quality higher education to all qualified … Continue reading

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The Changing Educational Landscape: Challenges

  [Address: Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU) General Assembly 2016, Manila, November 10-11, 2016.] The theme of our national convention is “The Changing Educational Landscape: the Reality and the Challenges.” The changing landscape is affecting all … Continue reading

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