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'A whiff of corruption, you're out': Notable Duterte admin exits and reappointments

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte's tough stance on corruption has cost many government officials their jobs. But some have been reappointed.

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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

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Jan 28, 2018 - 12:55 PM

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RED HOT. A lava fountain at the crater of Mayon Volcano in the early hours of January 23, 2018. Photo courtesy Phivolcs

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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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

Senate panel seeks Divina disbarment, Dela Rosa on body cameras, Licuanan on resignation| Evening wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Licuanan says exec director Vitriolo helped kick her out of CHED

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan also says she had a 'strained' relationship with the other 4 commissioners, who had been outvoting her in key CHED decisions prior to her resignation

POWER STRUGGLE. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan (R) did not recognize the reinstatement of executive director Julito Vitriolo. Photo of Licuanan by Rappler, photo of Vitriolo by Malacañang

Malacañang warned Licuanan of ‘worse’ to come if she doesn’t resign

Jan 24, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says she has not been given the opportunity to talk to the President to defend herself from corruption allegations

PHONE CALL ORDER. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan explains the phone call she received from Malacañang asking her to resign from her post. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

TOWNS back Maria Ressa, Patricia Licuanan: ‘We will not be intimidated’

Jan 24, 2018 - 2:14 PM

The TOWNS awardees say there is a frequent harassment of the Duterte government against women leaders 'who are doing their jobs with competence, dignity, and integrity'

WOMEN LEADERS. TOWNS awardees support resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa amid intimidations against women by the government.

[WATCH] Rappler Talk: Former CHED chair Patricia Licuanan on her resignation

Jan 23, 2018 - 2:40 PM

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Duterte claims he fired CHED's Licuanan

Jan 15, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Duterte: 'I have dismissed Licuanan today, 'yung sa Marina, and many will follow'

FIRED? President Duterte (L) claims he fired CHED chair Patricia Licuanan (R), while she says she resigned. File photos

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Jan 15, 2018 - 12:41 PM

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Jan 15, 2018 - 10:39 AM

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CHED chair Patricia Licuanan resigns

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:54 AM

(UPDATED) The former Cabinet official says Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea asked her to resign over the weekend

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

CHED chair says foreign trips led to educational opportunities for Filipinos

Jan 11, 2018 - 12:15 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan admits she traveled business class, but she says this was approved by Malacañang

FOR COMMITMENTS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says her overseas trips were necessary to secure scholarship opportunities for Filipinos. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED chair defends overseas trips, shows Malacañang permits

Jan 06, 2018 - 4:36 PM

CHED chair Patricia Licuanan denies the claim of Representative Jericho Nograles that she did not secure permits from Malacañang for her foreign trips in 2017

CLEARED. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the Office of the President cleared all of her 8 foreign trips last year. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

2,152 gov’t scholars to get delayed allowance by December 29 – CHED

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:27 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan acknowledges that 'delays have caused pain to our scholars, many of whom rely on the living allowances for the daily subsistence of their families'

FAST-TRACKING. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they are fast-tracking their internal processes to release the delayed living allowances of scholars. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED eyes possible closure of weak schools for teachers

Oct 04, 2017 - 6:24 PM

CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the consistent weak performance of several teacher education institutions in the licensure exams is a 'disservice to students'

UPGRADE NEEDED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they have long observed the poor passing rate in the Licensure Examination for Teachers. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler Interview with CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia Licuanan on October 4, 2017.

Power struggle in CHED after Vitriolo returns as executive director

Sep 27, 2017 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) Julito Vitriolo, who was reinstated by the Court of Appeals as CHED executive director, says Chairperson Patricia Licuanan has an 'axe to grind' against him

CONTESTED RETURN. Julito Vitriolo smiles for the camera inside the CHED executive director's office minutes after chairperson Patricia Licuanan told the media that they do not recognize his reinstatement yet. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Senate panel OKs additional P1.68 B in 2018 CHED budget

Sep 21, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The Senate finance committee increases the CHED's proposed budget for 2017 from P12.41 billion to P14.1 billion, but this excludes funds for the free tuition law

BUDGET APPROVED. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan smiles during the Senate finance committee hearing on their proposed 2018 budget. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Senate committee adds P1.2 billion to SUCs’ budget for 2018

Sep 21, 2017 - 2:28 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Juan Edgardo Angara says the additional funds will be used for SUCs' expenses on infrastructure and equipment

ADDED FUNDS. Senators JV Ejercito, Juan Edgardo Angara, and Loren Legarda during CHED's budget hearing at the Senate on September 21. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED ‘strongly condemns’ death of Horacio Castillo III

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:51 PM

CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan says CHED-NCR will look into the 'very tragic event'

AGAINST HAZING DEATHS. CHED chairperson faces the Senate finance committee on September 21. Screenshot from Senate Youtube account

Malacañang, CHED to abide by CA ruling on Vitriolo

Aug 31, 2017 - 4:05 PM

The Court of Appeals orders the reinstatement of Julito Vitriolo as executive director of the Commission on Higher Education

Ombudsman Cardio-Morales orders the dismissal of CHED Exec Dir Vitriolo after being found guilty for misconduct. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues the free tuition law is social justice legislation that must benefit who it is intended for – the poor

FREE TUITION LAW. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III and Chairperson Patricia Licuanan face the House appropriations committee on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED approves mandatory drug testing for college admission

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Higher education institutions have to consult first with students and to get the prior approval of their board of trustees directors and regents

DRUG TEST. High school students with their parents queue for the first day of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test on August 16, 2014. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

This passage of the Affordable Higher Education for All Act is a clear message from the Senate to every Filipino that we prioritize education that we choose to invest first and foremost in our students says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

FREE TUITION. The Senate has passed on third and final reading the Affordable Higher Education for All Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Here s what you need to know about the tuition free policy as proposed in the Senate

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Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

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CHED halts college field trips after Tanay bus crash

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:29 AM

UPDATED The Tanay tragedy is a reminder that we must be very strict in regulating the use of public transportation for school sponsored trips says Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

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

Free tuition in state colleges: When CHED officials clash

Jan 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera describes his principal as insensitive and elitist after Patricia Licuanan made another controversial statement this week about the tuition free policy

Recto: CHED row won't affect free tuition in SUCs

Dec 17, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Senator Ralph Recto explains how the Commission on Higher Education will spend its additional budget of P8 3 billion which is meant to implement the tuition free policy in state universities and colleges

File photos by Jee Geronimo/Rappler and from Sen Recto's Facebook

Vitriolo: CHED execs not pressured to sign manifesto vs Licuanan

Dec 17, 2016 - 9:04 AM

UPDATED Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Julito Vitriolo also maintains that Chairperson Patricia Licuanan s second term must be treated as at the pleasure of the new appointing authority

'DELICADEZA.' Executive Director Julito Vitriolo says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan must submit her resignation 'out of delicadeza.' File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Licuanan: Vitriolo has 'track record' of undermining past CHED chairs

Dec 16, 2016 - 5:12 PM

Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the move to push for her resignation is really the work of the executive director and a very small group of his soldiers

WORD WAR. Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Julitio Vitriolo has asked the President to appoint an officer-in-charge in place of Chairperson Patricia Licuanan. Vitriolo file photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo. Licuanan file photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Former lawmaker is new CHED commissioner

Dec 15, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms the appointment of former congressman Ronald Adamat as commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education

NEW COMMISSIONER. Former lawmaker Ronald Adamat is the second appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Commission of Higher Education. File photo from the Philippine Information Agency.

'No demoralization in CHED' despite Duterte order – commissioner

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Commissioner Alex Brillantes Jr says the President s order for CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan to stop attending Cabinet meetings should not be equated as an order for her to resign

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Dec 12, 2016 - 12:27 PM

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CHED exec asks Duterte: Put OIC in place of Licuanan

Dec 12, 2016 - 9:06 AM

In a letter received by the Office of the Cabinet Secretary CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo also asks the President to appoint 3 other commissioners besides Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

ALTER EGO? A high ranking official of the Commission on Higher Education says the newly appointed CHED commissioner, Prospero de Vera III, enjoys the President's trust and confidence. De Vera file photo from UP sa Halalan 2016 website.

CHED in limbo after Duterte order to Licuanan

Dec 09, 2016 - 7:57 AM

Commission on Higher Education chairperson Patricia Licuanan also explains why she did not submit a courtesy resignation

WAIT AND SEE. Commission on Higher Education Executive Director Julito Vitriolo updates members of the media on CHED's plans and programs since the start of President Rodrigo Duterte's term during a press briefing at the New Executive Building in Malacañang Complex on December 8, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

CHED's Licuanan was asked to resign in August – Palace

Dec 06, 2016 - 1:29 PM

Despite Commission on Higher Education chairperson Patricia Licuanan s absence from future Cabinet meetings the Duterte administration will continue to support the commission says the Palace

BARRED FROM MEETINGS. CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan also got a text message ordering her not to attend Cabinet meetings. UN file photo by Loey Felipe

Duterte's circle spreading 'intrigues' about fixed-term officials

Dec 05, 2016 - 12:30 PM

As early as September President Duterte may have already shown a preference for another official to lead CHED in place of Patricia Licuanan who he had heard rumors about from his circle

DUTERTE'S OFFICIAL FAMILY. President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet members pray before the start of the 6th Cabinet Meeting in Malacañang State Dining Room on September 14. Photo by Rey Baniquet/PPD

CHED head Licuanan also banned from Cabinet meetings

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:01 AM

UPDATED Where do I go from here? Definitely not Cabinet meetings Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan tells Rappler She says there is still a lot of work to do at CHED

CHED chief slammed for urging students to take vocational courses

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Youth and educators groups says CHED chief Patricia Licuanan s recommendation is meant to limit students aspirations and to produce cheap labor for employers abroad

LIMITING AND ALARMING. Groups slam Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chair Patricia Licuanan after urging students to take vocational courses. Photo by Rappler

LIVE: Education stakeholders gather for Education Summit 2016

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:23 AM

LIVE: Over 500 stakeholders will attend the 2016 Education Summit

CHED grilled on unused funds for student scholarships

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:00 PM

We haven t been releasing our funds as efficiently as we should I will admit that is a bit of a challenge CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says during a budget hearing at the House of Representatives

CHED: More info needed on reviving mandatory ROTC

Aug 05, 2016 - 3:06 PM

Realistically [Duterte] wants it I don t know if he will push [for] it right away but we might as well do the groundwork says Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan

MANDATORY? CHED chair Patricia Licuanan talks about the proposal to revive the mandatory ROTC program which has the support of President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo from Army Reserve Command's website

Lapuz’s loose lips (Part 1)

Jun 23, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Professor Jose David Lapuz s early years as a defender of secularism and the Enlightenment have disappeared in the current merriment panic over his ambition to be CHED chairman