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CHED: Over 50,000 part-time lecturers need financial aid too

May 30, 2020 - 8:49 AM

'We ask that their plight be seriously considered,' CHED chairperson Prospero de Vera III tells the Senate finance committee, noting that part-time lecturers have not received any salary since the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March

FINANCIAL AID. Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III asks the Senate to help part-time lecturers who suffer "no teach, no pay" policy. Rappler file photo

No merit scholars this year due to limited funds – CHED

May 22, 2020 - 11:29 AM

'Ang mapopondohan namin doon sa natitirang pera ay 'yung continuing lang," Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

Several state colleges to waive entrance exams during pandemic

May 21, 2020 - 10:48 PM

CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera says many of these schools will determine the students' qualifications for admission based on their high school grades

HEARING. File photo of CHED Chair Prospero de Vera lll during a 2020 budget hearing at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED asks NTC: Give college students free access to online education resources

May 19, 2020 - 1:41 PM

The Commission on Higher Education also taps the expertise of some universities in the Philippines in the conduct of flexible learning

File photo of CHED Chair Prospero de Vera lll during a 2020 budget hearing at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED releases P3.6 billion stipend for college students

May 15, 2020 - 3:36 PM

An initial 120,000 students enrolled from 404 private schools nationwide will receive the stipend for the just concluded school year 2019-2020, the Commission on Higher Education says

Classes in colleges, universities will open based on mode of teaching

May 14, 2020 - 5:43 PM

During pandemic, colleges and universities using full online methods can open classes anytime

Colleges, universities should start classes in August – CHED

May 12, 2020 - 7:57 AM

'Many private universities who are still using the old calendar will now move also to August,' Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

FALSE: CHED says LET is 'toughest exam to pass'

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:07 PM

CHED did not issue this statement and the 'assistant commissioner' cited in the article is fake

CHED: Licensure exams rescheduled under COVID-19

Apr 24, 2020 - 10:31 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The PRC already postponed 17 licensure exams from March-June and cancelled all examinations during the Enhanced Community Quarantine which will be scheduled later this year

CHED: Universities, colleges will decide on tuition fee refund

Apr 15, 2020 - 7:21 AM

The Commission on Higher Education also says that it will be up to universities and colleges to decide whether to implement mass promotion of students

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Mass promotion of students up to universities, colleges – CHED

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:46 PM

'The decision on completion of requirements and issuance of degrees are academic matters that are within the powers of individual universities,' says Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

CHED: Colleges, universities free to adjust academic calendar

Apr 14, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera says the adjustments should be 'reasonable, transparent, and outcomes-based validated'

CHED. The facade of the Commission on Higher Education. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

TES stipends now available to grantees in SUCs and LUCs amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:33 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) is an additional stipend given to students in SUCs/LUCs who are in the Listahanan 2.0 of the DSWD

DepEd, CHED approval needed before using schools for quarantine

Mar 25, 2020 - 3:14 PM

'That cannot be automatic. It needs the permission,' says Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

QUARANTINE AREAS? The San Juan Local Government disinfects the San Juan National High School to control the spread of the coronavirus on March 9, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CHED relaxes rules for adjustment of academic calendars

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:38 PM

'Hindi na po nila kailangan ng permission ng commission, ang nirerequire natin sa kanila ay i-inform ang commission in writing para alam namin kung paano sila tutulungan,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera

CORONAVIRUS. Health workers from the local government disinfect the classrooms and hallways of the Pasay City University as the classes were suspended for two days to give way for school disinfection as part of the city's precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavorus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 9, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CHED asks private universities to delay tuition payments

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera III also asks schools to stagger payments in the months following the lockdown to help students cope

DELAY PAYMENT. In this file photo, visitors outside the Supreme Court in Manila are required to wear face mask before entering the premises of the building as precautionary measure against COVID-19. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

CHED urges schools to prepare for possible coronavirus ‘community-level transmission’

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:42 PM

CHED chairman Prospero de Vera III says schools should have protocols in place to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus within the campus in coordination with the Department of Health

Health workers from the local government disinfect the classrooms and hallways of the Pasay City University as the classes were suspended for two days to give way for school disinfection as part of the city's precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavorus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 9, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro appointed as CHED executive director

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: As Executive Director, Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro will serve as head of the Commission Secretariat and will oversee the overall implementation and operations of the CHED Central and Regional Offices

Groups step up efforts to save endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Negros Occidental

Jan 31, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Irrawaddy dolphins live very close to the shore and are constantly exposed to the coastal activities of communities

DOLPHIN CONSERVATION. University of St La Salle's Romeo Teruel and Manuel de la Paz at a research conference in Bacolod City on January 30, 2020. Photo by Marchel Espina

CHED’s Vitriolo again dismissed by Ombudsman

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:42 PM

His dismissal stems from a 2016 case where former executive director Julito Vitriolo called for the resignation of then-chairperson Patricia Licuanan

DISMISSED. The Ombudsman orders the dismissal of former Commission on Higher Education executive director Julito Vitriolo.

Vitriolo claims reinstatement 'final' with Supreme Court ruling

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) Julito Vitriolo is a career official at the Commission on Higher Education who is still claiming his post as executive director

POWER STRUGGLE. Power struggle continues in the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the Supreme Court affirms the reinstatement of former executive director  Julito Vitriolo. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Ombudsman junks administrative, criminal complaints vs Licuanan

Aug 28, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman also junks the complaints against former CHED executive director Karol Mark Yee and CHED official Luisa Valencia

RESIGNED. Patricia Licuanan, appointed as CHED chairperson by ex-president Noynoy Aquino, resigns from her post. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

COA recommends sanctions on SUCs with unliquidated P793M in DAP funds

Aug 01, 2019 - 7:30 AM

State auditors recommends that the Commission on Higher Education imposes sanctions on defaulting state universities and colleges

LIST: 27 local universities, colleges now covered by free tuition law

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Higher Education says a total of 214 public higher education institutions are now covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

CEGP urges CHED: 'Act on complaints vs campus press freedom violations'

Jul 24, 2019 - 4:10 PM

'The vanguards of light and truth in various campuses are being the next targets of control by the government and school administrations,' says College Editors Guild of the Philippines national president Daryl Angelo Baybado

KWF: State universities responsible for cultivating use of Filipino

May 27, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Chairman Virgilio Almario urges public universities to teach and offer more courses in Filipino language

CULTIVATE FILIPINO. Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino president Virgilio Almario Chairman holds a presscon at the National Commission for Culture and Arts on May 27, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler‹

SC reiterates Filipino, Panitikan not required in college

May 26, 2019 - 1:30 PM

The Supreme Court will no longer accept further pleadings and motions on the case

FIGHT RULING. Students and Filipino language advocates march towards the Supreme Court in Manila on November 26, 2018 as they hold a protest action condemning the recent CHED Memorandum Order 20 which aims to remove the Filipino subject in the college level. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CHED allots P1 billion for short-term student loan program

Apr 17, 2019 - 4:31 PM

Students from public and private universities can avail of short-term loans as early as this year, says Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera III

AGREEMENT. The Commission on Higher Education and Development Bank of the Philippines team up to implement a short-term student loan program. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHED urges public universities to start classes in August

Apr 15, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The Commission on Higher Education says starting classes in August would mean easier processing of budgets since the school year would become aligned with the fiscal year

CHANGE ACADEMIC CALENDAR. The Commission on Higher Education instructs public state and local universities to move their opening of classes to August.

CHED taps top universities to assist BARMM colleges

Apr 10, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Campuses of Mindanao State University and University of the Philippines are among those that will provide 'technical assistance' in subject areas ranging from engineering to development

PARTNERSHIP. The Commission on Higher Education says the country's top universities, including the University of the Philippines will help colleges in the Bangsamoro region improve courses. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED: Basic law degrees not equivalent to PhDs

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:02 PM

'The grant of authority or equivalency to non-law academic disciplines of degree programs, in this case, basic law degrees, are within the powers and authority of the Commission,' says CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III

CHED CHAIRMAN. Commission on Higher Education chairman Prospero de Vera III defends the CHED budget before lawmakers in August 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:19 AM

CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III says they will wait for the Supreme Court's final decision, as groups plan to appeal the recent decision regarding Filipino in the general education curriculum

ON HOLD. The CHED says it will wait for a final decision from the Supreme Court before it implements its 2013 order removing Filipino and Panitikan as required college subjects.

Duterte appoints De Vera as CHED chairman

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:13 PM

De Vera’s new position comes nearly 9 months after he was designated as officer-in-charge

CHED CHAIR. Prospeo De Vera III as then CHED OIC at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the CHED. September 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Richard Gomez: PH to 'take chances' in Asiad

Jul 06, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Amid criticisms, the chef de mission defends the national team selection in the 2018 Asian Games

LIMITED. Chef de Mission to Asian Games Richard Gomez spreads out the 272 alloted slots across different sports for exposure purposed. Photo from Facebook (@richardgomez)

CHED not expecting exodus of private school students due to free tuition law

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:20 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says requirements for transferee students tend to be strict and slots are often limited

NO STUDENT EXODUS. CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III leads the launch of the free tuition law's implementing rules and regulations on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED launches free tuition law IRR

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Starting SY 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs

SIGNED. Lawmakers who championed the free tuition law watch as members of the UniFAST Governing Board sign the law's IRR on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

8 things you need to know about the free tuition law

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The law will cover the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and all duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs starting this school year

FREE SCHOOLING. Filipino students can also avail of loans for tertiary education under the free tuition law

LIST: 78 local universities, colleges covered by free tuition law

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the 78 LUCs will no longer collect tuition and fees starting school year 2018 to 2019

FREE SCHOOLING. Several local universities and colleges will no longer collect tuition and fees starting this school year.

CHED executive director post still ‘on hold,’ says OIC De Vera

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Former CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo wants to be reinstated, but OIC Prospero de Vera III says they will only recognize whomever President Rodrigo Duterte appoints

STILL NO EXEC DIRECTOR. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III still not recognizing Julito Vitriolo as executive director. File photos by Malacañang

CHED to tap SUCs for forums on federalism, charter change

Feb 16, 2018 - 3:16 PM

CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III says the initiative would allow the government to tap experts from every region to talk about the possible effects of amending the Constitution

AID FROM SUCs.The University of the Philippines is also set to hold its on initiative to help the Con-Com studying amendments to the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED OIC vows to finish free tuition law IRR by February 22

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'It takes a little bit of effort to craft implementing guidelines on things that we have never done in this country,' says CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III

IRR STILL PENDING. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera says several provisions in the free tuition law's IRR are still being finalized. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sister of drug war victim Carl Arnaiz gets full scholarship from CHED

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:05 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the grant was given to Camille Anne Arnaiz upon President Rodrigo Duterte's orders

FREE EDUCATION. CHED OIC Popoy De Vera hands over the certificate of educational coverage to Camille Anne Arnaiz on February 9, 2018. Photo from CHED

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Feb 13, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Duterte threatened to file case vs Licuanan if she didn't resign

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:11 PM

No charges have been filed against officials sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte for corruption

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 22nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 5, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte fired Licuanan over 'frequent' travels, delay in students' allowances

Feb 06, 2018 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte accuses former CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan of having been 'up to something' when she headed the commission

CHED exec director resigns over 'relentless' threats

Feb 01, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Karol Mark Yee leaves his post just two weeks after the forced resignation of Patricia Licuanan as chairperson

RESIGNED. Karol Mark Yee (3rd from R) takes his oath as CHED executive director in July 2017. Photo courtesy of fullbright.org.ph

Licuanan proud of leveling opportunities in public, private education

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Many of the first batch of scholars in state universities and colleges graduated with honors. It shows that 'talent and intelligence is normally distributed, but opportunity is not,' former CHED Patricia Licuanan says.

LICUANAN's LEGACY. Former chairperson Patricia Licuanan talks to Rappler about what she believes is her legacy in CHED. File by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Jan 26, 2018 - 1:33 PM

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Duterte appoints Prospero de Vera as CHED OIC

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III is the most senior official in the Commission on Higher Education

DUTERTE ALLY. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera joins a press conference in Malacañang on June 20, 2017. Photo by Malacañang

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Jan 25, 2018 - 9:41 AM

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PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa (center), NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde (right) and QCPD Director Guillermo Eleazar during press conference at Camp Crame on Friday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT