CHED: No to nationwide, Luzon-wide academic break

MANILA, Nov 17 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Tuesday brushed off calls for an academic break in the country or even in Luzon following the spate of typhoons in the Philippines. CHED chairperson Prospero De Vera III pointed out that the commission...

P1-B scholarship fund for children of displaced, deceased OFWs OK’d –Bello

MANILA, Sept 26 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Labor and Employment and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) have partnered to provide a one-time college education subsidy for the children of displaced or deceased overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). In a statement on...

CHED opposes academic freeze, pushes for ‘flexible learning’

MANILA, Sept 15 (Mabuhay) — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is opposed to the proposed academic freeze this school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. CHED executive director Cinderella Jaro said the proposal seemed based on the “misconception” that...

House body OKs bill promoting non-violent discipline of kids

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The House Committee on the Welfare of Children has reported out for floor deliberation a bill promoting positive and non-violent discipline of kids. House Committee on the Welfare of Children chairperson Zamboanga del Sur Representative Aurora Cerilles said...

4th impeachment complaint against Aquino filed

MANILA (Mabuhay) – ACT-Teachers party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio on Monday led several teachers in submitting the fourth impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III over what they claimed as the continuation of the pork barrel system in Congress. The 40-page complaint...

Aquino signs bill to protect students in choosing review centers

MANILA  (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a bill aimed at ensuring the protection of students against possible abuses by Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in relation to the right of students to choose their review centers. The Chief...

Palace appeals to universities, colleges to go slow on tuition hikes

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – Malacañang appealed to private colleges and universities that filed notices for tuition fee increases for this school year to work with the stakeholders in achieving a compromise acceptable to the public. “We appeal to them and we hope that the increases that...

Malacanang says government to launch socio-economic initiative to uplift living conditions of MILF communities

MANILA, Feb 6 (Mabuhay) — The Aquino government is set to launch on Monday a socio-economic initiative dubbed “Sajahatra Bangsamoro” aimed at uplifting the health, education and livelihood conditions of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) communities, a...