9 colleges, universities in Cebu City are F2F safe

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) identified nine Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that are certified safe for the return of face-to-face classes. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor of the EOC,…

CHEd: Jabs not required for in-person college classes

Dexter Cabalza, Leila B. Salaverria 10/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Being vaccinated is not a requirement for students attending limited in-person classes in colleges and universities, according to Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Prospero de Vera III. De Vera made the clarification in a…

Cebu City starts vaccination of college students

Dyrecka Letigio 10/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has begun its goal in vaccinating over 65,000 college students from different schools and universities here.  The University of Cebu (UC) offered its Banilad Campus for the ceremonial vaccination of 150…

Cebu City Health mulls COVID-19 vaccine rollout for college students

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is planning for the eventual vaccine rollout to college students in Cebu City. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, Cebu City Health Department  officer-in-charge,  said they were coordinating with the…

Duterte OKs limited in-person classes for more programs in MGCQ area

Krissy Aguilar 09/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the expansion of limited in-person classes for degree programs requiring “hands-on experience” in higher education institutions (HEIs) located in areas under the most lenient modified general community quarantine (MGCQ),…

17 more colleges, universities now used as jab sites — CHED

John Eric Mendoza - @inquirerdotnet 05/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More public and private universities are now serving as COVID-19 vaccine sites, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) reported Thursday. Prospero De Vera, CHED commissioner, said 17 more higher educational institutions (HEIs) have been…

CHEd steps into UP-DND row over ‘problematic’ accord, to broker talks

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Prospero de Vera said on Friday that the agreement barring unauthorized police and military presence at the University of the Philippines was “destined to be problematic.” De Vera…

Guidelines for college sports reboot forwarded

June Navarro 10/27/2020

After the pros, college athletes will now be subjected to a set of clear-cut ground rules to resume training. Commission on Higher Education Chair Prospero de Vera III announced on Monday, October 26, 2020, that the guidelines…

Where our focus should be

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 10/22/2020

Last week I said there were three things we needed to do to recover from this crisis. They were the immediate actions government could undertake to hasten recovery. In the longer term, there are two areas the…

Senators, CHED ask: Why same school fees despite online shift?

Jodee Agoncillo 08/06/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senators and the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, urged private schools to justify recurring tuition and other miscellaneous fees at a time when several universities have already shifted to…

DepEd, CHED asked to ‘initiate academic freeze’ until virus mass testing is conducted

Katrina Hallare 07/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — A youth group on Thursday, July 2, 2020, called on the Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to introduce an “academic freeze” until mass testing for the coronavirus is carried…

CHED launches college course materials app

Neil Arwin Mercado 06/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — As the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Tuesday launched an online application that contains higher education course materials in various formats…

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