CHED respects the decision of the Supreme Court as it issued an indefinite temporary restraining order (TRO) today immediately barring the implementation of CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 20, s. 2013 “insofar as it excluded from the curriculum for College “Filipino” and Panitikan as core courses.”
The event aimed to reinforce PH-Canada academic cooperation and provide a venue for the institutions to initiate networking, exchange ideas and best practices in the field.
CHED and the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) recently formalized their partnership for high-end Research and Development (R&D) via a turnover ceremony of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and the Research Funding Agreements.
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.