Tag Archives: PASUC

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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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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Pass Universal Access to Higher Education in SUCs and Private HEIs

To our esteemed Senators and Congressmen of the 17th Congress of the Philippines: In the name of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA), the unified voice of Private Higher Education in the Philippines, I would like to thank … 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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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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Not Just Access, Quality!

[Official Statement of COCOPEA against current legislative proposals to improve access to higher education without improving quality.]   The Coordinating Council for Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) views with grave concern the currently proposed allocation of some eight billion pesos annually purportedly … Continue reading

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Towards Legislative Initiatives Benefitting PH Higher Education as a Whole

Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Chair, COCOPEA, President, CEAP   During last Wednesday’s public hearing of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts and Culture (26 Oct. 2016), one of the important things that its chair, Sen. Bam Aquino, went out of … Continue reading

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