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...

SC consolidates 6 petitions vs. K-12 Program, seeks comment from govt

MANILA, July 1 (Mabuhay) — The Supreme Court has decided to consolidate a petition from teachers and students of the Manila Science High School with five other pleas against Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, which paved the way for the...

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....

Senator pushes for free college entrance exams in state and local colleges

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senator Juan Edgardo Angara on Wednesday urged his colleagues to act on a bill he filed as early as 2013 seeking to grant free college entrance examinations to graduating high school students applying for admission in all state and local colleges and...

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...

Group opposes DepEd’s 30-day extension plea on K-12 case

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A group of teachers and school staff has opposed the Department of Education’s request to the Supreme Court for a 30-day extension to file a comment on a plea against Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013. The law gave birth to the...

Business groups urge gov’t to address concerns over K to 12

MANILA, Apr 24 (Mabuhay) – Business groups supporting the K to 12 program urged the government to proactively address, through continued dialogue with stakeholders, the concerns of the public over the implementation of education reforms. Like any systemic reform, the K to 12...

SC stops CHED memo vs. Filipino subject in college

BAGUIO CITY (Mabuhay) – Filipino and Literature subjects will continue to be taught in college for now, despite the controversial Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 that paved way for the K to 12 Program. This, after the Supreme Court issued a...

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...

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...