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CHED, inirekomendang magkaroon ng 9 units na ituturo sa wikang Filipino sa kolehiyo

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Si Maria Sereno Diokno, chairperson ng CHED Technical Panel for General Education (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Nagtipon-tipon University of the Philippines (UP) ang mga guro at estudyante mula sa iba’t-ibang unibersidad sa bansa upang ipahayag ang pagtutol sa pagaalis ng Filipino subjects sa kolehiyo.

Ayon kay Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio, tinatayang aabot sa halos sampung libong mga guro ang posibleng mawalan ng trabaho sakaling ipatupad ito.

“Kung tatanggalin natin yung wikang tagalog or wikang Filipino sa kolehiyo, mawawalan tayo ng sapat na pundasyon para maintindihan natin yung socio-culutural make-up,” pahayag ni Kling Malaco, estudyante.

“Parang tinanggalan mo na din ng karapatan ang mga estudyante na malaman din yung tungkol sa identity nila, kultura natin,” saad naman ni Menkar Santos na isa ring estudyante.

Itinanggi naman ng Commission on Higher Education (CHED) na ang pagbabago sa general education curriculum ay posibleng maging sanhi ng pagkatanggal sa trabaho ng mga guro.

Paliwanag ng CHED, dahil sa K-12 curriculum sa mga eskwelahan ay dalawang taon ang idinagdag sa basic education at karamihan sa mga course na itinuturo sa kolehiyo ay maituturo na sa grade 11 at 12 sa ilalim ng K-12 program.

“Sa tingin po ng technical panel hindi naman tama na kukunin na naman ng mga estudyante sa grades 11 at 12 tapos uulitin nila yung mga subjects na yun pagpasok sa college so we removed the remedial courses,” paliwanag ni Maria Sereno Diokno, ang chairperson ng CHED Technical Panel for General Education.

Inirekomenda na rin ng Technical Panel for General Education ng ahensya ang pagkakaroon ng 9 units sa kolehiyo na ituturo gamit ang wikang Filipino.

“We the technical panel recommended to the commission to Chairperson Licuanan that of the 36 units under GE at least 9 units will be thought in Filipino, pero what courses will this be, will not be determined by the ched but by the college or university,” saad pa ni Diokno. (Joan Nano / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

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Diokno: Suspension of 2nd tranche of fuel excise tax may affect gov’t fuel subsidies

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno

The government assured that it will continue its program that offers assistance to jeepney drivers who are bearing the brunt of surging oil prices.

According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, the Pantawid Pasada Program, which seeks to provide a fuel voucher worth P5,000 for each jeepney driver, has been allocated with P977 million in the 2018 national budget.

In 2019, they proposed around P3.2 billion appropriation for the program in hopes of hiking the fuel subsidy to P20,000 for each driver.

But following the announcement on the early suspension of the second tranche of fuel excise taxes next year, Diokno warned that the projected budget may be slashed.

“As I’ve said, the Pantawid Pasada for next year is premised on the two-peso adjustment. Now, if the two-peso adjustment is suspended then the Pantawid Pasada benefits will be based on 2018 but that will continue,” said Diokno.

Diokno has earlier assured that the government’s assistance to poor Filipinos, such as conditional and unconditional cash transfer in 2019, will not be affected if the suspension of the fuel excise tax will push through.

With this assurance, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is confident that the budget for the free tertiary education policy next year will be protected.

“We will be in close coordination with DOF (Department of Finance) so that provision for education will somehow not be affected by any deduction,” said CHED Executive Director Atty. Cinderella Filipina Jarp. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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CHED issues IRR on free tuition law

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2018

The formal launch of the implementing rules and regulation of R.A. 10931 or the free education law.

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act commonly known as free education law.

Starting the school year 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and miscellaneous fees of Filipino students enrolled in 112 state universities and colleges (SUCs), 78 local universities and colleges, and technical-vocation education and training programs registered under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

The government allotted P40-billion for the first year of implementation of the program.

Poor students and those with disabilities will also be given separate sets of stipends.

Commission on Higher Education office-in-charge Prospero de Vera III said that students, whether rich or poor, can avail of the free education but they must comply with the requirements first.

“This is for students who are in good standing meaning, they passed the admission and retention requirements; they finished the degree on time and they are enrolled in the required number of units per year of the SUCs,” said De Vera.

Jenilyn Eugenio, a mother of an incoming college student, is thankful for the program because if she only relies on her P300 per day income in selling street foods, her daughter Jennifer will not be able to finish college.

“Maganda po pakiramdam na walang problema sa pag-aaral niya. Wala pong intindihin,” said Jenilyn Eugenio.

(I am happy because I don’t have to worry about my daughter’s studies anymore.)

“Mahal yung pang tuition. Hindi ko kailangan mag-work. Mag-aral na lang ako nang mag-aaral,” said Jennifer Eugenio.

(The tuition now is very expensive. Now I don’t have to work to sustain my studies. Now, all I need to do is study.)

On the other hand, those who have already finished a bachelor’s degree; shifting courses or unable to complete the requirements cannot avail of the free college education.

Students with financial capacity may choose not to avail the program.

For inquiries, CHED can be reached thru its email and hotline numbers. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

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Militant students to hold mass walkout from classes to protest against Duterte admin

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

MANILA, Philippines — Militant students will once again conduct a mass walkout on Friday, February 23.

They are going against charter change, martial law in Mindanao, alleged fake free education, jeepney phaseout and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.

The group said they are not afraid to be kicked out of their universities because of their mass walkout.

“Kung sinasabi mong iki-kick out mo kami, ang sagot namin sa iyo ay iki-kick out ka namin diyan sa iyong posisyon,” said Almira Abril, chairperson of the group Stand Up.

(If you’re saying you are going to kick us out, we say, we will kick you out from office. )

From Friday morning to Monday, the universities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will unite.

Meanwhile, according to Commissioner Ronald Adamat of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), it is up to the admin of the universities if they will sanction the students who will participate in the mass walkout.

He also advised the students not to participate in the protest.

“Talagang may violation yan (there really is a violation) because they do their walkout during their classes. They are supposed to be guided by the charter of their school. Dapat mag-aral na lang sila kasi wala namang patutunguhan yan (They should just focus on studying because [joining protests] will lead to nowhere),” said the commissioner.

The group estimates that thousands of students will join the mass walkout protest on Friday. — Rajel Adora | UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

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