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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

[OPINION] Part 2: Why language subjects in college are better optional

Jun 09, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Let us be reminded that Filipino is not the only language of Filipinos. We are a multilingual people. This is what makes Filipinos special, for which we should be proud.

[OPINION] Part 1: Why language subjects in college are better optional

Jun 09, 2019 - 8:48 AM

The Supreme Court's decision is a victory for flexibility and diversity. Finally, we can move beyond the cumbersome, overly prescriptive policies of the past.

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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

DLSU joins U.P. in latest Asia university rankings

May 02, 2019 - 6:53 PM

The De La Salle University once again makes it to a Times Higher Education list, this time on Asia University Rankings. The University of the Philippines also climbs in rank and is now 95th in the region.

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings.

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

U.P., DLSU only PH schools in latest Asia Pacific university rankings

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

The De La Salle University makes its debut in the Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 101-110 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education Asia Pacific University Rankings.

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

Gov't releases P4.8-billion subsidy for state university students

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:10 PM

This subsidy is for books, transportation, supplies, and boarding fees

Senate seeks to realign CHED aid program, to raise free higher education budget

Dec 05, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Senators Lacson, Legarda and Recto pull out the Tulong Dunong financial assistance program and transfer the amount to increase the budget for free tertiary education

TRANSFER FUNDS. Senators want to realign funds from the CHED's scholarship programs to those under the free higher education law. Photos of Legarda and Lacson by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Netizens on possible removal of subjects in college: ‘Bakit pati Constitution?’

Nov 19, 2018 - 8:16 PM

The 1987 Constitution says ‘all educational institutions shall include the study of the Constitution as part of the curricula’

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

Extracurricular activities help keep kids in school – expert

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Extracurricular activities give students more reasons to keep attending school beyond classes and tests, says an expert

ELEMENTARY. Majority of poor students are unable to graduate from basic education. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CHED extends deadline for tertiary education subsidy applications

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Schools have until October 30 to submit their lists of applicants. So far, only 174,000 students have applied for the 300,000 available slots.

DLSU joins U.P. in latest world university rankings

Sep 27, 2018 - 2:24 PM

The De La Salle University makes its Times Higher Education World University Rankings debut in the 801-1,000 bracket, while the University of the Philippines climbs in rank and is now in the 501-600 bracket

PHILIPPINE UNIVERSITIES. The University of the Philippines and De La Salle University make it to the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

'Return service' up to state universities – CHED

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:49 PM

'If any university wants to develop a return service, nobody can stop them,' says Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III

BUDGET BRIEFING. CHED Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III at the senate hearing on the 2019 budget of the CHED. September 20, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

CHED reminds state universities: Charging mandatory fees illegal

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero de Vera III says state universities can only charge students for optional or degree-related fees

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

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

CHED's De Vera dares Vitriolo to file charges vs all comissioners

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

CHED Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III says he has no authority to reinstate Vitriolo and that it's 'disconcerting' he is being singled out, as actions taken by CHED are decided by all members of the commission

NO AUTHORITY. CHED OIC Prospero De Vera says he has no power to reinstate Julito Vitriolo to his post as CHED Executive Director. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHED eyes August as start of classes for all public universities

Sep 18, 2018 - 6:24 PM

CHED is considering the move to facilitate easier implementation of the free higher education law should the cash-based budgeting system push through

OPENING. CHED considers moving the opening of the academic year of all public universities and colleges to August. File Photo by Rappler

CHED: University officials should not take political stand

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III says universities should promote discussion but he 'frowns upon university officials who take a political position'

CHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Higher Education OIC Dr. Prospero De Vera says public university officials should not take political stands. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED: Nueva Ecija school that gave Daniel Matsunaga honorary degree unauthorized

Sep 12, 2018 - 11:34 AM

The school which conferred honoris causa on the actor is not recognized by CHED

HONORARY? Brethren Evangelical School of Theology confers an honorary Ph.D. in Humanities to actor Daniel Matsunaga. Screenshot from Daniel Matsunaga's Instagram account

CHED: Cash-based budget will 'severely hamper' free higher education

Aug 09, 2018 - 7:20 PM

There would be problems because the academic year and fiscal year are different, says the Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Higher Education OIC Dr. Prospero De Vera on August 9, 2018 defends the CHED proposed budget for 2019 at the House committee on appropriations hearing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Experts warn against shortening college courses

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges president Tirso Ronquillo says the proposal may negate the K-12 program

LESS YEARS. Education officials are asked to review the possibility of reducing the number of years of college degree courses. File photo by Rappler

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

Private sector to hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Philippine Business for Education says they will hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates and will rethink their hiring guidelines in support of the program

K-12. Philippine Business for Education (PBED) chair Ramon del Rosario Jr affirms their support for the K-12 program. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

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Mar 22, 2018 - 11:50 AM

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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.

ABS-CBN, CHED, IP groups reach agreement on the use of the word 'Bagani'

Mar 14, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Both parties have come to the agreement that the use of 'Bagani' was in good faith

UP, AdMU, DLSU join world's top universities in 2018 subject rankings

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:12 PM

The University of the Philippines ranks in 4 out of 5 broad subject areas, while the Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University rank in two

File photos by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler, AdMU and DLSU Facebook pages

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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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

ASEANnale 2018 in UP: Festival of ideas on diaspora, disasters, democracy

Feb 02, 2018 - 9:14 PM

PRESS RELEASE: From February 28 to March 2, ASEANnale 2018 will bring together academics, experts, filmmakers, multimedia artists, and scholars, who will celebrate the unique ASEAN perspectives and narratives

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Feb 01, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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