Tag Archives: Philippine Higher Education

Supporting the Culture of Quality Assurance Prior to Accreditation and Beyond

[2019 Philippine Education Conference, SMX Convention Center] The Philippine Education Conference for this year “highlights the need for policies and practices that are responsive to the needs of learners [including students] and schools for the development of the education sector.  … Continue reading

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COCOPEA Proposal Towards the Revision of CMO 46 s. 2012

Talking Points Towards a Revision of Policy-Standard to Enhance Quality Assurance (QA) in the Philippine Higher Education through an Outcomes-Based[1] and Typology-Based[2] QA (CMO 46 s. 2012). Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, Dr. Gina Montalan, Atty. Faye Risonar-Bello. Version Jan. 6, … Continue reading

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Funding For RA 10931, But the Greater Challenge is Quality

The 85th Anniversary of the Philippine Association of the Colleges and Universities (PACU) gathered together some of the most distinguished educators of the country in the Ballroom of the Conrad Hotel. Celebration was in the air not only because at … Continue reading

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Mr. President, Please Sign the Tertiary Education Act!

I would like to reiterate our request to our President to sign the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (UAQTEA). I say this especially to our economic managers and to our friends at the National Economic Development Authority – … Continue reading

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Mr. President, Please Sign the Tertiary Education Act

We are eagerly awaiting the President to sign the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act” (UAQTEA). It is the State that has the responsibility to protect and promote the right of all citizens to quality education on all levels … 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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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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Common Goods, the CEAP, the PCSS, and the Common Good

[Address to the Annual CEAP Membership Meeting, Cebu, Waterfront Hotel, Sept. 27, 2016] CEAP Convention Theme: Towards 2021: New Spirit, New Fervor at 75 Remember with Gratitude, Renew with Fervor, Set Forth with Faith     As we move toward … 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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President Duterte Designates Prof. Jose David Lapuz CHED Chair

  I first saw him on TV during the Duterte Miting de Avance when the Presidential Candidate bowed to him as his former teacher at the Lyceum and attempted to make mano. This morning, at Davao’s Royal Mandaya Hotel, it … Continue reading

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