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CHED Gears Up for ASEAN 2015

The crafting of the ASEAN 2015 Action Plan for Philippine Higher Education is underway.
Its development—only one in a set of tasks to be undertaken by the agency—is in preparation for the establishment of an ASEAN Community by 2015.
ASEAN 2015, as it is more commonly known, rose from ASEAN Vision 2020 proposed during the summit in 1997. This vision of the region as a “concert of Southeast Asian nations, outward looking,  living in peace, stability and prosperity, bonded together in partnership in dynamic development and in a community of caring societies” formed the concept of a regional community.
It was not until …

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Mutual Recognition of University Degrees and Professional Licenses in the Context of ASEAN Integration and Internationalization

Professional Regulation Commission Chairperson Atty. Teresita Manzala.
In 2015, the ten ASEAN countries will establish the ASEAN Integration. In this context, the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint will be implemented, featuring a single market and production base, characterized by free flow of professionals and skilled workers, among other things. ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangements are in different stages of development and cover the following fields:

Engineering
Nursing
Surveying
Architecture
Dentistry
Medicine
Accountancy

How will the university degrees or professional licenses of Filipino students or professionals be recognized or treated in other countries? How would the credits of students or graduates of a postgraduate program from Philippine universities be recognized by ASEAN …

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A Climate-Resilient Philippines

CCC Vice Chairperson Sering, GIZ Principal Advisor Dr. Bernd Liss, and UP President Alfredo Pascual during the MOA signing between the CCC and UP on June 19, 2013. Photo by El Bacani.
The 19th of June was in many ways a momentous date.
In the afternoon of that date, UP Diliman’s Quezon Hall saw two formidable entities entering into a Memorandum of Agreement. The first was the country’s national university.  The other, an independent agency under the Office of the President tasked with confronting one of the greatest issues of our age.
The goal? Working together towards the promise of a “climate-resilient Philippines.”
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