state universities and colleges - updates

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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

Angara proposes P2.9-B budget in 2019 for promotion of college faculty

Dec 07, 2018 - 3:10 PM

If approved, about 35,000 teachers stand to benefit, according to Senator Juan Edgardo Angara

PROMOTIONS? Senators seek to allocate funds for the promotion of college teachers in the government’s 2019 budget

Albayalde asks: Why do state university students 'go against' government?

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'You are given free education by the government and yet hindi ka pa nag-ga-gragraduate you are already going against the same government that gives you free education...Why?' PNP chief Albayalde asks

SCHOLARS QUESTIONED. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'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

Additional P428 million in 2019 budget sought for SUCs after Ompong

Sep 20, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago wants the House committee on appropriations to authorize the additional funds for state universities and colleges damaged by Typhoon Ompong

REHAB ONGOING. Rescue workers clear a road of debris and toppled electric posts caused by Typhoon Ompong in Baggao town, Cagayan on September 15, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

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

DBM seeks P11-B budget increase for free tuition in state colleges

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says P51 billion has been allotted for the free tuition program in the proposed 2019 national budget, higher than the P40-billion allocation this year

HIGHER BUDGET. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno speaks at the midterm convention of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges about higher budget for the free tuition law. Photo from the DBM

RMTU is now the President Ramon Magsaysay State University

Jun 15, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The former Ramon Magsaysay Technological University in Zambales achieves full university status under Republic Act 11015

Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

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.

University president killed in Cagayan de Oro

Dec 02, 2017 - 11:15 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Dr Ricardo Rotoras is the president of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges

DR RICARDO ROTORAS. University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP) President Dr Ricardo Rotoras. Photo from the Facebook page of Ricardo Rotoras

Free tuition for SUCs in 2nd semester of SY 2017-2018 – Bam Aquino

Nov 09, 2017 - 1:57 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Bam Aquino says Congress will provide CHED an additional P40 billion for the implementation of the free tuition law next year

FREE SCHOOLING. University of the Philippines Diliman students will be among the beneficiaries of the free tuition law this semester. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow ’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

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

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The 3 agencies could get budget cuts in 2018 because of their spending pattern – billions of pesos in unused and unobligated funds – from previous years

FUNDING FREE TUITION. Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles heads efforts to source funds for the free tuition law. Rappler file photo

SUCs may tighten admission due to free tuition law – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Students who don t take on a full load or don t finish their course on time may not be granted free tuition says CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM

Eh pagdating sa kin alam ko man na walang pera Pirmahan natin ito Eh di sige says President Rodrigo Duterte about his decision to sign the measure

How can Congress fund free tuition law?

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Budget allocations from underperforming and underspending agencies in the proposed 2018 budget may be tapped

BUDGET ALLOCATION. It will be up to Congress to figure out how to fund a newly-signed law that would make tuition fee free for students of over 100 SUCs. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

Free tertiary education 'lasting legacy' of Duterte gov't

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Lawmakers from both the majority and minority blocs laud the signing into law of the measure – despite Duterte s economic team advising against it

YOUR MOVE. It will be up to Congress to decide on how to allocate funds for a newly-signed law that would provide free tuition fees for 112 SUCs. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte/Presidential Photo

Economic experts 'disappointed' after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Leftist members of the Duterte Cabinet however welcome the signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Less than an hour before the news broke out SUCs tops the trending list in the Philippines

SUC student leaders urge Duterte to sign the Free Education Bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The President has until Saturday August 5 to exercise his veto powers

BOOKS NOT BOMBS. Benjie Aquino, Jeza Rodriguez, Amber Quiban and Richmond Roxas warn Duterte against neglecting promises to students. All photos by Gari Acolola

Duterte to consider other expenses when deciding on free tuition bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The bill already on President Rodrigo Duterte s desk will lapse into law on August 5 if he does not act on it

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the stage with Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Executive Secretary Salvdador Medialdea, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 113th Founding Anniversary of the BIR at its National Office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Aug 02, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense

Malacañang file photo

DBM on free tuition in state colleges: 'Di kaya ng gobyerno 'yan'

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:07 PM

In the absence of any law we cannot appropriate money for free tuition says budget secretary Benjamin Diokno

TOO EXPENSIVE. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the free tuition bill is too expensive for the government. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Poe bill seeks to allow dual citizen appointees in UP, SUCs

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:37 PM

If amended the law would enable Filipino professors and experts of foreign citizenship to return home and impart their hard earned wisdom says Senator Grace Poe

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III also asks the UP leadership to clarify its position on the tuition free policy

FREE TUITION. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III reacts to UP Diliman's latest decision not to collect tuition for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018. Presidential file photo

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete and who will be eligible Until they clarify we will not collect any amount from students says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia commons

‘Free Tuition Watch’ campaign launched on Facebook

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Students in 114 state colleges and universities can post on the Facebook page their experiences in availing themselves of the free tuition

REPORT. Students may report any kind of feedback about the implementation of the Free Tuition Policy through the Free Tuition Watch. Photo by Marian Plaza/Rappler

Medical students to get free tuition in 8 SUCs

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Student grantees must serve in the Philippines for a year for every year they received cash grants from government

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Students in public colleges and universities and technical vocational schools can already enjoy the benefits of the law by the second semester of 2017 2018

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

May 22, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the Senate passing its own version in March the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President

FREE TUITION. The House passes on 3rd and final reading the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

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

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

Free tuition alone won’t make college any more accessible

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM

We need to focus more on the disadvantages that poor students face much earlier in their lives

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

House bill seeks free public college education

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Under the proposal students shall be free from payment of tuition and other school fees except fees related to student activities

FREE TUITION. A bill filed in the House of Representatives seeks to provide free college education for all.

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

2017 budget: CHED gets P8.3B for free tuition in SUCs

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:56 AM

However the Commission on Higher Education has yet to iron out the details on what to do with the additional budget

Recto: Give free tuition to 1M state college students in 2017 budget

Dec 02, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The proposed fund if approved will be distributed to 114 state universities and colleges and will benefit students from Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program households

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

1.5M students to enter senior high's Grade 11

May 30, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Jesus Mateo says they have not received reports of classroom shortages for senior high school

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. The education department is set to fully implement the K to 12's senior high school program this June. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Applications until May 6: Who qualifies for senior high school vouchers

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The education department expects about 70 000 to 75 000 students to apply for the program

File photo from Rappler

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What can the presidential candidates do for higher education especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?

PROMISES. A promise common among presidential candidates is the increase of the education budget, especially for state universities and colleges. File photo by Mark Demayo

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on education

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:53 AM

What does it take to improve the quality of education in the Philippines? Rappler has compiled promises made by each presidential candidate for the country s education sector

EDUCATION PROMISES. What are the presidential candidates' promises when it comes to education? File photo by Marchel P. Espina

P15B for free higher education in PH ‘a drop in the bucket’ – Gatchalian

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The senatorial bet s proposal is even bigger than the total 2016 budget of UP and one third of the entire budget of state universities and colleges

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler