higher education in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on higher education in the Philippines


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: 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

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

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

UP inches up in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2017 - 11:50 AM

UPDATED The University of the Philippines now ranks 367th in the world according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

UP improves in 2016 QS world rankings

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:55 AM

The 3 other Philippine universities in the annual list maintain their 2015 rankings

CHED orders colleges to retain Filipino units in new GE curriculum

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Advocates of the Filipino language who questioned the curriculum before the Supreme Court now urge colleges to resurrect Filipino departments abolished because of the K to 12

Expect higher fees in 304 private colleges in 2016

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila has the most number of private colleges that will increase tuition and other school fees for academic year 2016 to 2017

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

Lower world rankings for UP, AdMU, DLSU

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:18 AM

But the 3 universities are part of the top 300 globally when it comes to employer reputation

LIST: Mindanao schools with tuition increase in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Caraga has the highest average tuition fee increase of P50 83

LIST: Visayas schools with tuition increase in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 5:02 PM

CHED rejects requests from schools in Eastern Visayas to increase fees as the region is still undergoing rehabilitation in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda

LIST: Luzon schools with tuition increase in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 5:01 PM

Calabarzon has the highest average tuition fee increase of P37 36

LIST: Metro Manila schools with tuition increase in 2015

May 27, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Schools in the National Capital region will increase their tuition and other school fees at an average of P32 34 and P34 79 respectively

Senate OKs proposed scholarships, loans for college students

May 25, 2015 - 6:38 PM

Once the student graduates from college and finds a job he can start repaying the loan in installment basis says Senator Ralph Recto a co author of the bill

Illiterate? Inferior? Badjao is MSU magna cum laude

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The first Badjao to graduate with honors from the Mindanao State University Tawi Tawi Roben Abdella 22 has strived against discrimination

ASPIRING TEACHER. Roben Abdella graduates magna cum laude from Mindanao State University (MSU) Tawi-Tawi with a degree in Secondary Education. Photo from Basil Sali

Advocates want SC to stop 'anti-Filipino' new GE curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Petitioners say a CHED memorandum that will exclude national language courses from the general education curriculum in colleges violates the Constitution

CSU students light candles for schoolmate Rosanna Sanfuego

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Some students hold up banners with the name of Rosanna Sanfuego who reportedly killed herself over difficulties in paying school fees

REMEMBERING ROSANNA. Cagayan State University Students light candles in memory of fallen classmate Rosanna Sanfuego. Photo from the NUSP Pilipinas website

'Students can’t afford reimposition of CSU tuition fees'

Mar 04, 2015 - 12:28 PM

As it is most students of Cagayan State University cannot afford the cost of school fees says the National Union of Students of the Philippines

TUITION FEE DEBATE. Cagayan State University has observed a 'no tuition fee' policy since 2009. File photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

UP, Ateneo move up in world rankings

Sep 16, 2014 - 5:48 PM

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States still dominates the annual ranking of 800 schools that help international students pick where to enroll

Pascual: UP needs P3B to replace retiring PhDs

Sep 11, 2014 - 4:15 PM

UP President Alfredo Pascual says improving the compensation of faculty members will make them less vulnerable to higher paying universities or more lucrative jobs abroad

To educators: Teach kids how to keep learning

Aug 16, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Education should be a celebration of how people’s lives could be [It is] a tool of empowerment

What college courses are in the new GE curriculum?

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:16 PM

What will be left of general education courses in college when the Commission on Higher Education starts reducing the GE curriculum to 36 units in 2018?

House to probe new CHED memo

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education will evaluate the possible effects of the new CHED memo on students and teachers

CHED may require use of Filipino to teach some GE courses

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Commission will also propose to Congress a stabilization fund that will cover the cost of maintaining faculty and the cost of lost of enrollment in colleges due to K to 12

TRANSITION PAINS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the country will have to weather the transition phase of the K to 12 program 'as best as we can.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

No Filipino subjects in college? 'Tanggol Wika' opposes CHED memo

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

The newly created alliance says it will bring its fight all the way to Malacañang

College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program