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CHED to hold order removing Filipino as required college subject

By Sofia Tomacruz/rappler.com – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will wait for the Supreme Court’s (SC) final decision before implementing a 2013 memorandum order removing Filipino, Panitikan, and Constitution as required general education subjects in college. CHED Chairperson Prospero De Vera III on Wednesday night, November 14 Read more »

DepEd Chief: We can’t impose cap on tuition hikes

By Pia Garcia/CNN Philippines – The Department of Education (DepEd) cannot tell private schools how much they charge for tuition increase, Secretary Leonor Briones told CNN Philippines Sunday. Asked about a reasonable rate of tuition increase, she said, “Hindi naman natin yan masasabi kasi…merong schools nagse-specialze sa STEM (Science Technology Read more »

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

By Jee Y. Geronimo/rappler.com – Senate Bill 1304 or the Free Higher Education for All Act is expected to be approved on third and final reading at the Senate on Monday afternoon, March 13. In his sponsorship speech in January, Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV urged his fellow senators Read more »

Why Vigan university attracts foreign students

By Bryan Realgo/ABS-CBN News – The pre-medicine courses and medicine program of the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Vigan City continue to attract foreign students. At the start of the new academic year Monday, at least 730 Indian nationals were enrolled in the school. A total of 405 Read more »

More Japanese look to Philippines to hone English skills

By Shinichi Tokuda/japantimes.co.jp – Japanese are increasingly choosing to study English in the Philippines over the United States or U.K., driven by the lures of cheaper tuition fees and the proximity to home. And corporations are also encouraging staff to study in the Philippines, where English is one of the Read more »

School officials interrupt salutatorian while delivering unapproved speech

By Trisha Macas/GMA News – Krisel Mallari, who graduated as salutatorian from Sto. Niño Parochial School in Quezon City on March 21, did not even reach halfway through her graduation speech before she was interrupted by school administrators for deviating from the approved text. “Sa bawat taon na lumipas ay Read more »