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Senators to ensure CHED 2019 budget covers scholars of other programs

Sep 20, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says scholars under existing programs outside the free higher education law may be affected by the lower budget for 2019

BUDGETED. Senators want a provision in the 2019 budget that would ensure students who are continuing scholars of students financial assistance programs are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. Photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DBM clarifies lower budget for student aid

Aug 16, 2018 - 3:28 PM

'We have decreased the budget for some programs because they are already redundant with the Free Tuition Program,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

STUDENT AID. The DBM says financial assistance for students in higher education are covered by the tertiary education subsidy. File photo by Rappler

P16B allotted for tertiary education subsidy to cover only 300,000 students

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (Unifast) officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao Sison says 'the poorest of the poor' will be prioritized for the subsidy, which differs from the free tuition scheme

SUPPORT. Unifast officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison says only about 300,000 students will be able to avail of the tertiary education subsidy, which aims to support the cost of tertiary education and differs from free tuition scheme.

No tuition and fees increases in SUCs and LUCs for next 5 years – Unifast

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison says during the 5-year period of review, the government hopes to determine a standard amount that will replace tuition and other school fees

NO INCREASE. Unifast officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison (C) reminds state and local universities and colleges that there will be no increase in tuition and fess for the next 5 years. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

'Uutang muna': For a hair braider, life goes on after Boracay closure

Apr 29, 2018 - 3:54 PM

'Tiyaga-tiyaga pa rin talaga,' says Michelle, one of the 36,000 workers affected by President Rodrigo Duterte's order to close Boracay for 6 months

HAIR BRAIDS. Michelle used to braid hair along the shores of Boracay. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

A cook's plight after Boracay closure: From P3,000 to none

Apr 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM

''Yung pagkain ko ng dalawang beses sa isang araw, isa na lang para makatipid,' according to a cook in Boracay, who also says it would allow him to save money for his children's education

COOK. Hanafi Indar Barani is a cook who moved to Boracay 15 years ago. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Businesses brace for Boracay closure

Apr 25, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(UPDATED) 'Inuubos na lang namin ang nasa stock kasi sayang. Sinusulit na lang namin ang puwedeng kitain habang 'di pa nagsasara sa turista,' a restaurant owner says on the eve of Boracay's 6-month shutdown

INFORMAL ECONOMY. A kid builds a sand castle with "Boracay" on its facade, earning a few pesos from his handwork. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

'Gov't assistance during Boracay closure not enough' – residents

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:53 PM

There are complaints that the transportation allowance granted by the DSWD is not enough, especially to those travelling to places far from Boracay

LONG LINES. Residents affected by the closure line up at the operations center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on April 24, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Government allocates P404 million to cover 3-month stay of Mayon evacuees

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:48 PM

Tolentino says of the P404 million budget, at least P105 million is already with the provincial government of Albay, as well as with the 3 cities – including 6 municipalities – affected by the Mayon volcano eruptions.

SHELTERS. People staying in an evacuation shelter due to the eruptions of Mayon volcano. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

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

DSWD extends financial aid to families affected by Vinta

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM

DSWD distributes cash aid to affected areas in the municipalities of Bacolod Kalawi, Madalum, Wato Balindong, and Tugaya in Lanao del Sur

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Aug 17, 2017 - 12:39 PM

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COA questions CHED's handling of P435 million in scholarship program

Jul 26, 2017 - 9:28 PM

The large amount not utilized properly due to delays in processing runs counter to the StuFAP s objective of funding poor but deserving college scholars

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Jun 28, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Gov't scholars given priority under tuition-free policy in SUCs

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Budget and Management have issued implementing guidelines on the grant of free tuition in state universities and colleges nationwide

COA to Napocor: Return P29.7M in health allowances

Mar 08, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The Commission on Audit junks the appeal of the National Power Corporation and reiterates that the unauthorized perks for employees must be returned

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education UniFAST instead

'FUND UNIFAST'. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia issue a joint position paper on the tuition-free policy. Dominguez file photo from Joel Liporada/Rappler; Diokno and Pernia file photos from Malacañang

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game changing policy in higher education says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan

UP file photo from Wikimedia commons

Expect higher fees in 304 private colleges in 2016

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila has the most number of private colleges that will increase tuition and other school fees for academic year 2016 to 2017

Will higher education reforms continue under Duterte presidency?

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says Duterte s support for federalism is very compatible with the commission s efforts at strengthening regional institutions

CONTINUITY? Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan believes 'we will continue all the main things we have been doing' in higher education.   we will continue all the main things we have been doing

UN chief Ban Ki-moon in Baghdad for talks

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:44 PM

The UN chief arrives in Iraq for discussions on assisting the country whose economy is straining under the weight of the drop in oil prices and the cost of the fight against jihadists

Grace Poe slams CHED for cutting scholarship budget

Aug 28, 2015 - 7:00 PM

A check with the 2016 National Expenditure Program shows that the Commission on Higher Education s Tulong Dunong program will be reduced by P328 million

THE VOICE OF THE YOUTH. Senator Grace Poe meets high school students of San Jose, Nueva Ecija on August 28. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM

An existing law gives top high school graduates scholarships in their first year in college The proposed unified education assistance law seeks to extend the scholarships in succeeding years

HELPING STUDENTS. Students of the Batasan Hills National High School line up during the opening of classes in Quezon City on June 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LIST: Private colleges with higher fees in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 11:16 AM

UPDATED A total of 313 private colleges and universities will increase their tuition and other school fees for academic year 2015 2016

Senate OKs proposed scholarships, loans for college students

May 25, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Once the student graduates from college and finds a job he can start repaying the loan in installment basis says Senator Ralph Recto a co author of the bill

Int'l research project in limbo, not in CHED's 2015 budget

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippine California Advance Research Institute project is halted causing the Commission on Higher Education s proposed 2015 budget to decrease by almost half to P3 56B

Dear PNoy: An education wishlist

Mar 15, 2014 - 9:18 PM

Marking the first death anniversary of Kristel Tejada who took her life allegedly after being forced to leave UP Manila groups call for reforms in education

WISHLIST. Protest groups call on President Aquino to act on education issues one year after Kristel Tejada's death. Photo by Thomas Benjamin Roca

Remembering Kristel

Mar 14, 2014 - 3:35 PM

One year after Kristel Tejada s death her father admits he would still allow his other children to enter UP – but with a condition

LAST CHRISTMAS. In this picture, little did Christopher know he will be spending his last Christmas with Kristel. Photo from Christopher Tejada.

Free lunch for UP Tacloban students starting February 10

Feb 07, 2014 - 4:24 PM

Free lunch will be served for the college s remaining 806 students until the end of semester in May

UP Tacloban students decry STFAP re-bracketing glitch

Jan 16, 2014 - 4:22 PM

UP Tacloban students who cross enrolled in other campuses automatically get full scholarship Those who have stayed behind are not enjoying the same benefits

5 roadblocks that PH education hurdled in 2013

Dec 23, 2013 - 2:44 PM

What were the setbacks of Philippine education in 2013? Rappler lists down 5 of them in this yearender

UP to reform student financial assistance program

Dec 14, 2013 - 9:06 PM

The 23 year old Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program will go by its new name the Socialized Tuition Scheme in the next academic school year

Mareng Winnie on subsidizing UP millionaires: Are you crazy?

Jul 13, 2013 - 5:49 PM

UP professors and students debate on whether the university s tuition and financial assistance program should be scrapped or reformed

I survived UP

Jun 03, 2013 - 8:15 PM

My 5 years in UP seemed like a perpetual cycle of survival Many students next in line are still trapped in the same financial merry go round

Kristel Tejada is laid to rest

Mar 23, 2013 - 8:22 PM

UP freshman Kristel Tejada is laid to rest at the Manila North Cemetery on Saturday March 23

UP Manila to suspend tuition policy?

Mar 16, 2013 - 1:40 PM

UPDATED The fate of the UP Manila policy that increases the pressure on students unable to pay tuition on time still hangs in the balance

GRIEF STRICKEN. Students and faculty members of UP Manila gathered at a candle lighting ceremony for 'Lorena'. Photo by Jigs Tenorio