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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

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

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 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

Philippines, China sign deal to boost academic cooperation

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Philippines and China sign a deal to push for the internationalization of universities in both countries during President Rodrigo Duterte's fifth visit to the country

PH, U.S. sign education deals, create new fellowship for Filipino scholars

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:53 PM

A new 'Philippines-U.S. Alliance Fellowship' for Filipino scholars seeks to send two Filipinos to the US to study national security and international relations every year

AGREEMENTS SIGNED. The Philippines and Unites States agree to expand educational ties at the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue between the two countries. Photo from US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim's Twitter

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

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

CHED extends deadline for tertiary education subsidy applications

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:46 PM

Schools have until October 30 to submit their lists of applicants. So far, only 174,000 students have applied for the 300,000 available slots.

'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

CHED's De Vera dares Vitriolo to file charges vs all comissioners

Sep 18, 2018 - 9:15 PM

CHED Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III says he has no authority to reinstate Vitriolo and that it's 'disconcerting' he is being singled out, as actions taken by CHED are decided by all members of the commission

NO AUTHORITY. CHED OIC Prospero De Vera says he has no power to reinstate Julito Vitriolo to his post as CHED Executive Director. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHED: University officials should not take political stand

Sep 18, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Commission on Higher Education Officer-in-Charge Prospero De Vera III says universities should promote discussion but he 'frowns upon university officials who take a political position'

CHED OFFICIAL. Commission on Higher Education OIC Dr. Prospero De Vera says public university officials should not take political stands. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED: Cash-based budget will 'severely hamper' free higher education

Aug 09, 2018 - 7:20 PM

There would be problems because the academic year and fiscal year are different, says the Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Higher Education OIC Dr. Prospero De Vera on August 9, 2018 defends the CHED proposed budget for 2019 at the House committee on appropriations hearing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CHED not expecting exodus of private school students due to free tuition law

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:20 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says requirements for transferee students tend to be strict and slots are often limited

NO STUDENT EXODUS. CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III leads the launch of the free tuition law's implementing rules and regulations on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED launches free tuition law IRR

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Starting SY 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs

SIGNED. Lawmakers who championed the free tuition law watch as members of the UniFAST Governing Board sign the law's IRR on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/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.

CHED executive director post still ‘on hold,’ says OIC De Vera

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Former CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo wants to be reinstated, but OIC Prospero de Vera III says they will only recognize whomever President Rodrigo Duterte appoints

STILL NO EXEC DIRECTOR. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III still not recognizing Julito Vitriolo as executive director. File photos by Malacañang

CHED to tap SUCs for forums on federalism, charter change

Feb 16, 2018 - 3:16 PM

CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III says the initiative would allow the government to tap experts from every region to talk about the possible effects of amending the Constitution

AID FROM SUCs.The University of the Philippines is also set to hold its on initiative to help the Con-Com studying amendments to the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHED OIC vows to finish free tuition law IRR by February 22

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'It takes a little bit of effort to craft implementing guidelines on things that we have never done in this country,' says CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III

IRR STILL PENDING. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera says several provisions in the free tuition law's IRR are still being finalized. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Sister of drug war victim Carl Arnaiz gets full scholarship from CHED

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:05 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the grant was given to Camille Anne Arnaiz upon President Rodrigo Duterte's orders

FREE EDUCATION. CHED OIC Popoy De Vera hands over the certificate of educational coverage to Camille Anne Arnaiz on February 9, 2018. Photo from CHED

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Jan 26, 2018 - 1:33 PM

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Duterte appoints Prospero de Vera as CHED OIC

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:58 AM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III is the most senior official in the Commission on Higher Education

DUTERTE ALLY. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera joins a press conference in Malacañang on June 20, 2017. Photo by Malacañang

Licuanan says exec director Vitriolo helped kick her out of CHED

Jan 24, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Resigned CHED chair Patricia Licuanan also says she had a 'strained' relationship with the other 4 commissioners, who had been outvoting her in key CHED decisions prior to her resignation

POWER STRUGGLE. Ex-CHED chairperson Patricia Licuanan (R) did not recognize the reinstatement of executive director Julito Vitriolo. Photo of Licuanan by Rappler, photo of Vitriolo by Malacañang

CLSU gets P10-M grant for education of mega drug rehab patients

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:07 PM

The Central Luzon State University in Nueva Ecija develops instructional modules for patients who want to complete their education or learn livelihood skills

MEGA DRUG REHAB. Starting 2018, the Commission on Higher Education will implement a project for drug dependents in the mega treatment and rehabilitation center in Nueva Ecija. File photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

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

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

CHED lifts moratorium on field trips, off-campus activities

Aug 10, 2017 - 3:21 PM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera says they have created stricter guidelines for off campus trips to ensure the safety of students

LIFTED. CHED lifts the moratorium on all off-campus trips

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

College students affected by Yolanda to get P5,000-educational aid

Jun 20, 2017 - 4:58 PM

More than 100 000 students stand to benefit from the program funded by the 2016 budget of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund

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

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CHED halts college field trips after Tanay bus crash

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:29 AM

UPDATED The Tanay tragedy is a reminder that we must be very strict in regulating the use of public transportation for school sponsored trips says Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

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

Former lawmaker is new CHED commissioner

Dec 15, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms the appointment of former congressman Ronald Adamat as commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education

NEW COMMISSIONER. Former lawmaker Ronald Adamat is the second appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte in the Commission of Higher Education. File photo from the Philippine Information Agency.

'No demoralization in CHED' despite Duterte order – commissioner

Dec 12, 2016 - 6:25 PM

Commissioner Alex Brillantes Jr says the President s order for CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan to stop attending Cabinet meetings should not be equated as an order for her to resign

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Dec 12, 2016 - 12:27 PM

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CHED exec asks Duterte: Put OIC in place of Licuanan

Dec 12, 2016 - 9:06 AM

In a letter received by the Office of the Cabinet Secretary CHED Executive Director Julito Vitriolo also asks the President to appoint 3 other commissioners besides Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

ALTER EGO? A high ranking official of the Commission on Higher Education says the newly appointed CHED commissioner, Prospero de Vera III, enjoys the President's trust and confidence. De Vera file photo from UP sa Halalan 2016 website.

Honasan showed ‘depth and experience’ in VP debate

Apr 11, 2016 - 10:28 PM

For analysts the senator military man and former coup plotter showed his seniority during the vice presidential debate at the University of Santo Tomas

THE VETERAN. Analysts praise Senator Gringo Honasan for his performance during the VP debate on April 10. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

New UP campus in BGC to open this 2016

Mar 02, 2016 - 9:29 AM

UPDATED UP Vice President for Public Affairs Prospero de Vera says UP BGC s College of Law will offer two classes starting school year 2016 2017

NEW CAMPUS. The University of the Philippines Bonifacio Global City will offer graduate level courses to professionals. Photo by Misael Bacani/UPSIO

The ASEAN template: Producing graduates who fit the bill

Jul 20, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Philippine colleges and universities have to make hard decisions whether to increase graduate programs or develop niches in the undergraduate programs in order to produce the manpower needed in the ASEAN region

School rankings in ASEAN: A 'perception game' for PH

Jul 19, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Comparison will be inevitable in a post ASEAN integration era How are rankings influencing the Philippines higher education sector?

Can Grade 10 students take the UPCAT this year?

Jul 18, 2015 - 1:29 PM

University of the Philippines president Alfredo Pascual answers the question brought about by the government s K to 12 program

Iskolar law: 'Top high school grads should still take UPCAT'

Jun 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

We support Iskolar ng Bayan We support affirmative action but we re having a problem how to do it says University of the Philippines vice president for public affairs Prospero de Vera

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

UP celebrates 107th foundation anniversary

Jun 19, 2015 - 12:18 PM

Pagdiriwang ng pag inog at pagsulong

UP: More international linkages after calendar shift

Jun 18, 2015 - 3:59 PM

UP Los Baños for one now hosts a lot of students from Indonesia and other ASEAN countries because of the practicality of opening classes in August

DILG post won't help Roxas' presidential bid – analysts

Dec 02, 2014 - 10:02 PM

Political analysts say the DILG post reinforces Roxas elitist image and issues hounding the agency may also drag down his popularity

The analysts agree that it would be difficult for Roxas to catch up in the latest surveys on the 2016 presidential race, given his difficulty to connect with the masses.

Q and A: What Binay’s party move means

Mar 04, 2014 - 7:13 PM

Analysts say Binay s announcement of a new party signals the political reconfigurations ahead of 2016

Senate 101 for Nancy Binay

Jun 17, 2013 - 10:15 PM

After packaging herself as a mother daughter and sister Nancy Binay tries her hand at a new role: student legislator

LEARNING BASICS. Senator-elect Nancy Binay takes a crash course on the legislative mill, the budget process and the use of the pork barrel.