Tag Archives: academic freedom

Academic Freedom in the Philippines. Notes.

Academic freedom for higher education institutions is provided by the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines:  “Academic freedom shall be enjoyed in all institutions of higher learning” (Art. XIV. Sec. 5.2). The provision is self-executory.  It does not require an enabling … 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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Albayalde should protect the integrity and academic freedom of our universities

Fr. Joel Tabora, CEAP President As the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) was in session, PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde attacked 18 public and private Universities alleging that teachers were “instigating” students “to … Continue reading

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Creative Disruption in Philippine Higher Education

  [Address to the Educational Forum of the Philippine Association of Schools Colleges and Universities on “K-12 and Creative Disruption”, Club Filipino, 19 January 2017.] “Quality, accessible, and liberating basic education for all” as promised by DepEd under the leadership … 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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Leveling the Playing Field Through Governance of the Educational System:  “Reasonable Regulations” vs. Academic Freedom

I will be brief.  We are invited in this segment of our conversations to reflect on how we are being “governed” as we operate to contribute to the excellent output of a Philippine Educational System. Within the current legal framework … 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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Rights-based and Faith-based Discipline in Higher Education

[Address: National Seminar on Student Discipline Administration in Higher Education sponsored by the Center for Certification and Accreditation of Student Services [CCASSI], Grand Convention Center, Cebu, Oct. 28, 2016.] The topic that was assigned to me was intriguing: “Solving disciplinary … Continue reading

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Dialoguing with Sen. Bam Aquino on How to Improve PH Higher Education

In the Senate Hearing of the Committee on Education, Culture and the Arts, the Official Position of the COCOPEA was submitted by Atty. Joseph Estrada on the proposed free tuition in SUCs proposed by Sen. Bam Aquino, Sen. Win Gatchalian, and … Continue reading

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A Roadmap for the Development of Higher Education in the Philippines

[Higher Education Leadership Forum Philippines (Manila, 28-29 June 2016)] I would like to thank the organizers of this forum for inviting me to share my personal reflections on critical issues which affect Higher or Tertiary Education in the Philippines. I … Continue reading

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