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Announcement: DARE Program Call for Applications 2016-2017

The PEAC invites applications for grants under the Dissemination Assistance for Research in Education (DARE) Program. The DARE program provides assistance to full-time regular faculty members of private educational institutions who will present their research papers in international conferences abroad. Those who are interested to apply should read the guidelines and submit the requirements to the PEAC National Secretariat. For inquiries, please call (02) 840-6006 or (02) 840-6000 loc. 171 or 170.

PEAC receives plaque of appreciation from CHED for the conduct of teacher training for private SHS

The Private Education Assistance Committee received a plaque featuring the spines of the SHS teaching guides from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) in recognition of its support to the CHED SHS Support Projects last July 22, 2016 at the CHED Auditorium, Quezon City. The PEAC worked closely with CHED and other partner institutions on the roll out of teacher training on the SHS core subjects for private schools last October 2015 to June 2016.

The turnover ceremony started with an opening message given by CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan and was followed by Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres, S.J. (project consultant) and Dr. Ester B. Ogena, President of Philippine Normal University. The program included a formal introduction of the print and online SHS Teaching Guides developed by CHEd in partnership with PNU. Through the initiative, “Teach Together”, the program also had a navigation and interactive walk-through of the SHS support website where teachers can create an interactive community to share practices, strategies and resources.

Other partner institutions that received the plaque were the Department of Education (DepEd), the British Council and PNU.

Please click link below for the SHS Teaching Guides by CHEd:

PEAC NS releases list of RSITE grantees for 2016-2017

For 2016-2017, the RSITE Program will support the thesis and dissertation writing of 31 grantees. The 18 candidates for Ph.D. will receive a grant of P80,000 and the 13 studying for a Master’s degree will receive a grant of P40,000.

Dissertation Writing

Dionicio D. Badilles (University of the East)
Maria Lucila Baroro (Sacred Heart College)
Dolores D. Borras (St. Bridget College)
Maria Luz B. Catig (Sto. Nino Catholic School)
Mirasol L. Clutario (PHINMA Araullo University)
Josephine P. Dasig (University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA)
Cynthia L. Diaz (University of the East)
Deograce M. Gurrea (Redeeming the Nations Foundation, Inc.)
Joselito C. Gutierrez (Saint Louis University)
Cecilia N. Obon (PHINMA University of Iloilo)
Roby V. Pagong (St. Peter’s College of Toril)
Nora G. Pineda (Camiling Catholic School)
Michael M. Ramos (De La Salle Lipa)
Cecilia M. Resurreccion (University of Asia and the Pacific)
Elizabeth M. Sagubo (University of the Cordilleras)
Alvin S. Sicat (Centro Escolar University)
John Paul C. Tong (St. Paul University Philippines)
Marcos Antonio V. Yorro (University of Perpetual Help System-DALTA)

Master’s Thesis Writing

Elen Joy P. Alata (St. Scholastica’s College Manila)
Chloe P. Alday (Holy Family Montessori of San Jose, Batangas Inc.)
Al Gerald S. Barde (Saint Louis College)
Djohanna S. Bo (Universidad de St. Isabel)
Mary Grace L. De Guzman (Lipa Adventist Academy)
Jonis B. Estillore (Maasin Christian Academy)
Ma. Christina Florentino (Centro Escolar University)
Maria Fe B. Garcia (Sacred Heart College)
Fernando R. Lacson Jr. (St. Scholastica’s College Manila)
Catherine M. Nalcot (Father Saturnino Urios University)
Seres S. Somoso (Lake View Academy)
Maria C. Sualog (Ridgewood School of Caloocan, Inc.)
Hazelle E. Teologo (Saint Pedro Poveda College)

All applications received by the PEAC NS within the application period were evaluated using the following criteria: responsiveness to PEAC priorities; potential to contribute to school improvement; potential to contribute to professional improvement; and capability to complete research within the prescribed grant period.

View research titles here

The PEAC NS will send an official communication to the successful applicants. For inquiries regarding the status of the grants, please call (02) 840–6006 or (02) 840-6000 loc. 171.

CNN Philippines features the Madaris Volunteer Program

The Madaris Volunteer Program (MVP) was recently featured on the segment, Story of a Filipino, by the CNN Philippines last July 12, 2016. The MVP is a project of the Ateneo de Davao University in partnership with the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and the National Association for Bangsamoro Education, Inc. (NABEI).

The MVP deploys teacher volunteers to Muslim communities and improve the quality of the education in the Bangsamoro region by cultivating a community of learning, respect, and cooperation between and among Islamic and Catholic schools.

The PEAC has supported the MVP since 2015 through its Assistance to Programs and Initiatives to Reform Education (ASPIRE) program. The ASPIRE program provides support to private educational associations in the areas of capacity building, public policy and development, and institutional development.

Please click link to watch the video:

DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Briones meets with PEAC National Secretariat

The PEAC National Secretariat had its initial meeting with the new Department of Education Secretary, Hon. Leonor M. Briones, last July 6, 2016 at the Peninsula Manila wherein the PEAC Executive Director, Doris F. Ferrer, introduced the organization as she gave a brief presentation about the PEAC, the National and Regional Secretariats, and its management of the GASTPE program. Sec. Briones later met some of the PEAC Regional Program Directors during the gratitude dinner for outgoing DepEd Secretary, Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC.

PEAC, COCOPEA organize gratitude dinner for outgoing DepEd Secretary, Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC

The PEAC and the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associates (COCOPEA) organized a gratitude dinner for former Department of Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC for his six year service as national education head last July 6, 2016 at the Peninsula Manila. Br. Jun S. Erguiza FSC (CEAP); Dr. Karen F. De Leon (PACU); Dr. Miguel T. Udtohan (ACSCU); Dr. Jose Paolo E. Campos (PAPSCU); Dr. Horacio Montefrio (TVSA) as well as PEAC Executive Director, Ms. Doris F. Ferrer, cited the contributions of DepEd under the leadership of Br. Armin to the education sector, particularly the implementation of the K to 12 Program, recalled revealing and amusing anecdotes, and expressed warm appreciation to Br. Armin and his team. Outgoing DepEd officials present were Usec. Reynaldo D. Laguda, Usec. Dina S. Ocampo, , Usec. Rizalino D. Rivera, Usec. Mario A. Derequito, Asec. Elvin Ivan Uy, Asec. Anna Cristina M. Ganzon, Asec. Jesus Lorenzo R. Mateo, and Asec. Armando C. Ruiz attended the event.

Announcement: RISE Call for Proposals for 2016-2017

The PEAC invites research proposals under the Research and Innovation for Success in Education (RISE) Program. For 2016-2017, research proposals that are of particular interest are those that are in support of policy formulation, review, and implementation that contribute to improving access of every Filipino to a complete quality basic education and to ensuring the preparedness of every graduate for further education and world of work. More specifically, the Research Committee shall prioritize research that contribute to the following outcomes:

-Effective implementation of the Senior High School, including the SHS Voucher Program

-Effective implementation of the Education Service Contracting (ESC) for private junior high schools

-Effective implementation of other GASTPE program components and related activities such as the Teacher Salary Subsidy (TSS), In-Service Training (INSET), and ESC Certification

The PEAC National Secretariat will accept proposals until August 31, 2016. For inquiries, please call (02) 845-0169.

Announcement: PERJ 2016-2017

The PEAC National Secretariat is still accepting articles for the upcoming issue of the Philippine Education Research Journal (PERJ), the official research publication of the PEAC. Interested researchers should read the PERJ Editorial Policies and Procedures, Author Guidelines, and Review Guidelines. Articles should be emailed to or and indicate "PERJ 2016-2017 Submission" as subject.

PERJ is an online, open access journal that is published twice a year. It serves as a platform for the dissemination of research that focuses on Philippine education and of interest to decision-makers, policy-makers, and educational leaders and practitioners in the country.