Responding to the newspaper articles and the queries of stakeholders in the absence of a copy of the charge, CHED categorically states that the PAASCU criminal and administrative case against CHED Chair Patricia Licuanan and PCS Chair Leo Querubin has no basis.
At its most basic, CHED believes in the fundamental role played by language in education, as manifested in the reforms it has staunchly supported through K to 12, but also of the role of education in the development of language—i.e., the “intellectualization” of a language, in this case Filipino, through its use in academic discourse.
CHED maintains that the legislated P4.1B Fund DOES NOT QUALIFY as congressional pork barrel or PDAF, contrary to Rep. Tinio’s constant assertions in media that tend to disparage the credibility of CHED as the statutory administrator of the said Fund. Regardless of the persistent but erroneous labeling of the P4.1 B as PDAF, CHED remains committed to its agency’s mandate as stated in Republic Act 7722, i.e. to “ensure that education shall be accessible to all” and “to develop criteria for allocating additional resources such as research and program development grants, scholarships and other similar programs.”
Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan in a statement issued following the accusation of ACT partylist Rep. Antonio Tinio of alleged connivance of Administration officials with lawmakers regarding the former PDAF funds, categorically denied this claim and said there are no PDAF funds being handled by CHED.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) reports that the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of the Aquino administration allotted P4.28 Billion for the enhancement and modernization of our State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). It provided the much needed boost to the SUCs’ 2011 and 2012 budgets that had minimal provision for capital outlay since 2000.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) assures the public that it will look into other possible funding sources so that the studies of these affected students will not be affected.
The PCARI Project will specifically support joint research for capacity building between Philippine HEIs and leading universities in California, USA, initially, with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of California Berkeley (UCB) to tap into their world-recognized expertise in translational medicine and in information infrastructure development, respectively.
Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION Press Statement CHED approves 354 applications for tuition increase Out of the 1,683 private higher education institutions (HEIs), 451 or 27 per cent applied for tuition and other school fees increase this year. Of them, 354 or 21 per cent have been approved […]
An August 17, 2012, press release from the Commission on Higher Education: Members of Congress deliberated on the 2013 budgets of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the State Universities and Colleges (SUCs). Present were CHED Officials headed by Chairperson Patricia B. Licuanan, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) president Dr. Ricardo E. Rotoras, University of the Philippines president Prof. Alfredo E. Pascual, Mindanao State University president Dr. Macapado A. Muslim, all 17 regional PASUC officers and presidents of other SUCs.
There is a corresponding cost to our professionals working abroad. They do not get the recognition and remuneration they deserve because highly technical courses, such as engineering, require two more years of preparation. Thus, K to 12 is the appropriate response to a decades-old problem.