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AMENDED HIGHER EDUCATION ACT GETS HOUSE OK

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading the proposed “Amended Higher Education Act” that will further strengthen the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). A total of 199 lawmakers voted in favor of House Bill No. 10282, which seeks to expand the mandate of the CHED to cover the supervision and regulation […]

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AGRI PARTY-LIST TO PUSH FOR AGRI SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The AGRI party-list said it will push for the creation of a dedicated scholarship fund in the next administration for deserving students who want to study agriculture or aquaculture to complement the existing free tertiary education law. “Sa ating palagay ay hindi nakukuha ng agriculture, as a field of study, ang suporta na dapat binibigay […]

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PBA PARTY-LIST LAUDS VAXXING OF STUDENT ATHLETES

The Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) over the weekend lauded the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for spearheading the coronavirus vaccination drive for student-athletes. “We thank CHED for listening to our call to include student-athletes in the list of priority groups for inoculation against COVID-19. We also congratulate them for the successful launch of their […]

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93% OF CHED FRONTLINERS NOW FULLY-VAXXED – DE VERA

All Commission on Higher Education (CHED) offices nationwide have achieved the required vaccination level to protect their employees during the pandemic. A total of 1,198 or 98 percent of the CHED education frontliners have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the Commission’s efforts to protect them as they deliver essential services to […]

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HELP STUDENTS PURSUE SCHOLARSHIPS ABROAD – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is set to file a bill that will provide assistance to deserving Filipino students who wish to pursue their higher education overseas. Angara said he is looking at expanding the scope of Senate Bill 961 or the proposed Pensionado Act, which he filed at the start of the 18th Congress in 2019, […]

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VILLANUEVA: UNIFY APPROACH IN PH EDUCATION REFORM

Senator Joel Villanueva is urging closer collaboration among agencies involved in education so that the government “will have a stronger and unified approach in addressing an education crisis worsened by the pandemic”. As tests and studies reveal the deterioration of the quality of graduates across levels, Villanueva said the Department of Education, Commission on Higher […]

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PH NEEDS NEW HIGHER EDUCATION PLAN – REP NOGRALES

As the country commemorates the first National Higher Education Day on May 18, Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles on Tuesday called for the creation of a new roadmap to address the learning crisis caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. “We have to take a clear-minded view of the situation. Baka kasi hindi na akma […]

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CNU, WMSU OPEN ‘DOCTOR PARA SA BAYAN’ PROGRAM

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has authorized Cebu Normal University-Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (CNU-VSMMC) and Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) to offer a Doctor of Medicine Program effective AY 2021-2022 as part of the overall national effort to increase the number of doctors in underserved areas. These state universities will assist the government […]

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FORTUN TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS: DEFER TUITION HIKE

Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun appealed to all private schools not to hike tuition and other fees for 2021 until 2022. Fortun said Congress is working with CHED and DepEd to aid distressed private schools to prevent fee hikes. “We proved this with the pandemic tax rates, which the small non-profit proprietary school can […]

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UPLB JOINS LIST OF VACCINATION CENTERS – DE VERA

The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) responded to the call of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to join the growing list of higher education institutions (HEIs) offering their school facilities as vaccination centers. Immediately after CHED and the Union of the Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) released its joint statement calling […]