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CHED says schools ready for 'flexible learning' in August

Jul 10, 2020 - 7:16 PM

'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

'WE'RE READY.' CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says colleges and universities are ready to open classes in August. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED allows medical schools to admit students who have not taken NMAT

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says it made the decision in response 'to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the National Medical Admission Test'

LENDING A HAND. Fostering doctors' interest in serving the Philippines begins way before medical school. Image from Shutterstock

CHED: News reports on face-to-face classes in July not true

Jun 24, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Chairman Prospero de Vera III, however, says CHED is 'crafting guidelines for possible limited face-to-face classes in low risk MGCQ areas' as part of flexible learning approach

CLARIFICATION. CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III says news reports on supposed 'face-to-face' classes in July are not true. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED launches web-based platform for free college learning materials

Jun 23, 2020 - 6:19 PM

Chairman Prospero de Vera III says CHED will fund the development of content for the learning platform this year

Screenshot from the PHL CHED Connect website

CHED: ‘Limited’ face-to-face classes may be allowed in coronavirus-free areas

Jun 11, 2020 - 7:47 AM

'What is prohibited under IATF resolutions is the old or traditional full face-to-face classes in all areas under quarantine,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

CHED expects tuition hike in colleges, universities due to revenue losses

Jun 08, 2020 - 10:16 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says the expected decline in enrollment may also result in the 'displacement of part-time and non-regular faculty'

U.P. inches up in latest Asia university rankings

Jun 03, 2020 - 9:25 PM

In the latest Times Higher Education rankings, the University of the Philippines climbs 30 points and is now 65th in the region. The De La Salle University, meanwhile, slides down to the 301-350 bracket.

CHED: Over 50,000 part-time lecturers need financial aid too

May 30, 2020 - 8:49 AM

'We ask that their plight be seriously considered,' CHED chairperson Prospero de Vera III tells the Senate finance committee, noting that part-time lecturers have not received any salary since the coronavirus lockdown in mid-March

FINANCIAL AID. Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III asks the Senate to help part-time lecturers who suffer "no teach, no pay" policy. Rappler file photo

No merit scholars this year due to limited funds – CHED

May 22, 2020 - 11:29 AM

'Ang mapopondohan namin doon sa natitirang pera ay 'yung continuing lang," Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

Several state colleges to waive entrance exams during pandemic

May 21, 2020 - 10:48 PM

CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera says many of these schools will determine the students' qualifications for admission based on their high school grades

HEARING. File photo of CHED Chair Prospero de Vera lll during a 2020 budget hearing at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED asks NTC: Give college students free access to online education resources

May 19, 2020 - 1:41 PM

The Commission on Higher Education also taps the expertise of some universities in the Philippines in the conduct of flexible learning

File photo of CHED Chair Prospero de Vera lll during a 2020 budget hearing at Congress on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED releases P3.6 billion stipend for college students

May 15, 2020 - 3:36 PM

An initial 120,000 students enrolled from 404 private schools nationwide will receive the stipend for the just concluded school year 2019-2020, the Commission on Higher Education says

[PODCAST] Mga problemang pasan ng mga estudyante sa panahon ng pandemya

May 14, 2020 - 11:02 PM

Ano ang dapat alalahanin ng mga ahensya ng gobyerno at eskwelahan sa kanilang paggawa ng guidelines sa pasukan?

Classes in colleges, universities will open based on mode of teaching

May 14, 2020 - 5:43 PM

During pandemic, colleges and universities using full online methods can open classes anytime

Colleges, universities should start classes in August – CHED

May 12, 2020 - 7:57 AM

'Many private universities who are still using the old calendar will now move also to August,' Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

[OPINION] Mass promote now: No student should be left behind

Apr 27, 2020 - 4:46 PM

'The outbreak is already an extreme burden on students, and institutions urging a new normal for education impairs our learning and leaves us lonely, anxious, and uncertain'

FALSE: CHED says LET is 'toughest exam to pass'

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:07 PM

CHED did not issue this statement and the 'assistant commissioner' cited in the article is fake

CHED: Universities, colleges will decide on tuition fee refund

Apr 15, 2020 - 7:21 AM

The Commission on Higher Education also says that it will be up to universities and colleges to decide whether to implement mass promotion of students

Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Mass promotion of students up to universities, colleges – CHED

Apr 14, 2020 - 11:46 PM

'The decision on completion of requirements and issuance of degrees are academic matters that are within the powers of individual universities,' says Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Prospero de Vera III

File photo of Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera

CHED: Colleges, universities free to adjust academic calendar

Apr 14, 2020 - 4:43 PM

Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera says the adjustments should be 'reasonable, transparent, and outcomes-based validated'

CHED. The facade of the Commission on Higher Education. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED forms group to help LGUs set up quarantine centers in state universities, colleges

Apr 10, 2020 - 9:00 PM

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases instructs local government units to identify government facilities that could temporarily serve as isolation or quarantine facilities

EXPERT GROUP. The Commission on Higher Education taps experts to aid LGUs and SUCs in establishing quarantine centers. CHED file photo from the official website of UP Diliman

TES stipends now available to grantees in SUCs and LUCs amid coronavirus outbreak

Mar 30, 2020 - 9:33 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) is an additional stipend given to students in SUCs/LUCs who are in the Listahanan 2.0 of the DSWD

13 Filipino students repatriated from coronavirus-hit countries arrive in PH

Mar 27, 2020 - 12:29 AM

The Filipino students are repatriated from Japan, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom

Students wearing mask walk along Padre Faura Street in Manila on March 9, 2020. The Manila Local Government has suspended classes in Manila to make way for the cleansing and disinfection of schools to prevent the spread of covid-19 virus. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Students of top 4 PH schools urge CHED to suspend online classes

Mar 25, 2020 - 5:15 PM

'While we understand the need for learning to continue, the different circumstances of students across universities are not ideal and conducive for such,' the student governments of ADMU, UP Diliman, DLSU Manila, and UST say in their petition to the Commission on Higher Education

SUSPEND ONLINE CLASSES. Students from UP, ADMU, DLSU, and UST submit a petition to CHED to suspend online classes. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

DepEd, CHED approval needed before using schools for quarantine

Mar 25, 2020 - 3:14 PM

'That cannot be automatic. It needs the permission,' says Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

QUARANTINE AREAS? The San Juan Local Government disinfects the San Juan National High School to control the spread of the coronavirus on March 9, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

CHED relaxes rules for adjustment of academic calendars

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:38 PM

'Hindi na po nila kailangan ng permission ng commission, ang nirerequire natin sa kanila ay i-inform ang commission in writing para alam namin kung paano sila tutulungan,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera

CORONAVIRUS. Health workers from the local government disinfect the classrooms and hallways of the Pasay City University as the classes were suspended for two days to give way for school disinfection as part of the city's precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavorus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 9, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

CHED asks private universities to delay tuition payments

Mar 19, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Commission on Higher Education Chairman Prospero de Vera III also asks schools to stagger payments in the months following the lockdown to help students cope

DELAY PAYMENT. In this file photo, visitors outside the Supreme Court in Manila are required to wear face mask before entering the premises of the building as precautionary measure against COVID-19. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

CHED urges schools to prepare for possible coronavirus ‘community-level transmission’

Mar 12, 2020 - 12:42 PM

CHED chairman Prospero de Vera III says schools should have protocols in place to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus within the campus in coordination with the Department of Health

Health workers from the local government disinfect the classrooms and hallways of the Pasay City University as the classes were suspended for two days to give way for school disinfection as part of the city's precautionary measure against the spread of the Coronavorus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 9, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro appointed as CHED executive director

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: As Executive Director, Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro will serve as head of the Commission Secretariat and will oversee the overall implementation and operations of the CHED Central and Regional Offices

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

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.

Images from Shutterstock

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