Tag Archives: Complementarity

For the Sake of Our Youth

Address to the Mid-year CEAP Superintendents Commission Meeting Feb 4, 2019. Bacolod City. Msgr. Mike Veneracion and the members of the Superintendents’ Commission: Please excuse me for not being able to join your meeting in Bacolod.  I had actually made … Continue reading

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Towards Improved Quality Assurance of Higher Education in the Philippines 

[Notes:  4th PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations, Hotel Benilde, Manila, July 23, 2018.] “That PASUC and COCOPEA jointly commits itself to the culture of quality assurance guided by the ASEAN Quality Assurance Network and its ASEAN Quality Reference Framework and request the Philippine … Continue reading

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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

[Opening Remarks: 4th PASUC-COCOPEA Conversations, Hotel Benilde, July 23, 2018] I have been asked to look back in order to look forward. As COCOPEA opposed Free Tuition in Higher Education, we were pleasantly surprised to learn the PASUC also opposed … Continue reading

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Promise and Perils of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (RA 10931)

“Complementarity, Academic Freedom, and how to deal with the Promise of RA 10931.”  Conversation with Sen. Ralph Recto.  COCOPEA National Congress, SMX Aura, BGC, 16 March 2018. It is an honor for me to join you, Sen. Ralph Recto, in … 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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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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Welcome to the COCOPEA-PASUC Conversations in Davao

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Chair, COCOPEA First, in the name of the Ateneo de Davao University, but more so in the name of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), it is my privilege to welcome you to this … 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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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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