CHED declares November 17 and 20 as ‘school holidays’

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has declared November 17 and 20 as “school holidays” to give way to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. Leonida Calagui, CHED-National Capital Region director, said in her memo dated September...

CHED grants tuition hikes in 313 private colleges and universities

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A total of 313 private colleges and universities nationwide will implement an increase in tuition and other school fees this school year. A statement released by the Commission on Higher Education said the average increase across all regions is 6.48 percent....

Trillanes asks SC to stop K-12 Program

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has asked the Supreme Court to stop the controversial K to 12 Program, created under Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 and which added two more years in high school. Trillanes filed his petition on...

Trillanes urges Aquino, SC to suspend K to 12 program

MANILA, (Mabuhay) – Administration ally Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday urged President Benigno Aquino III and the Supreme Court to suspend the implementation of the K to 12 education program. “Nanawagan ako kay PNoy [at sa] Supreme Court para ipa-suspend ang K to 12...

Senate panel OKs unified financial help for higher ed students

MANILA, Mar 10 (Mabuhay) – The Senate education committee has approved the bill seeking a more targeted and harmonious student financial assistance system for tertiary learning in the Philippines. Senate Bill No. 2679 or the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for...

Solon says colleges, universities earn billions in profit, no need to increase tuition fees

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said Tuesday that there is clearly no basis to again hike tuition and other school fees next academic year, as private universities and colleges in the Philippines are posting profits “to the tune of billions.” The...

Bill to regulate agriculture profession in the country

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A lawmaker has filed a bill regulating the practice of the agriculture profession in the Philippines in a bid to make it world-class and globally competitive. Rep. Douglas S. Hagedorn (3rd District, Palawan), author of House Bill 5212, said there is a...

Drilon, Hilmarc’s face raps over ICC ‘overpricing’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senate President Franklin Drilon and other officials are facing graft and plunder charges over the alleged overpricing of the P700 million Iloilo Convention Center, which is being built by the same contractor that built the controversial P2.2 billion Makati...

DOTC okays IRR for Republic Act 10635

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The implementing rules and regulation (IRR) for Republic Act 10635 was approved by the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). The legislation empowers the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) as the sole administrator in the enforcement of...

DFA NCR-Northeast to start providing authentication service on July 1

The Department of Foreign Affairs’ satellite consular office in Ali Mall (DFA NCR-Northeast) is ready to provide authentication services to the public starting July 01, 2014. DFA NCR-Northeast can authenticate the following documents issued within Metro Manila: 1.      NBI...