Tag Archives: Philippine Educational System

Welcome Remarks: 2nd Conversations on Mindanao Histories and Culture

With the Al Qalam Institute on Muslim Identities and Dialogue in SE Asia and the Forum Ziviler Friedensdient (of Civil Service for Peace – ZFD), it is my privilege as President of the Ateneo de Davao University to welcome you … 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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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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2018 CEAP National Convention Press Statement from Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J. on Educational Issues

Pope Francis has invited the priests, the religious and the laypersons who are involved in our 1497 schools to seek their holiness precisely in the running of our schools.  This involves an ever deeper union of ourselves with Christ the … 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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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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