The Private Education Assistance Committee (PEAC) supported the Madaris Volunteer Teacher Program (MVP) 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.
Last June 25, 2015, the MVP had its missioning ceremony at the Tanghalang Michael Clark, Notre Dame University of Cotabato, Catabato City. DepEd Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC led the missioning of the twelve volunteers with a ceremonial distribution of bags. The volunteers will be deployed to Muslim communities to teach non-Islamic subjects in private Madaris schools. Also present at the event were Fr. Joel Tabora, S.J., Vice President of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) and PEAC Regional Program Director (RPD) for Region 11, Dr. Ombra Imam, President of the National Association for Bangsamoro Education, Inc. (NABEI), Fr. Charlie Inzon, OMI, President of Notre Dame University of Cotabato, and Ms. Doris F. Ferrer, Executive Director of the PEAC National Secretariat.
An executive session followed to engage with supervisors of NABEI member-schools and the discussion focused on the MVP and possible public- private partnerships in the Madrasah education. The MVP is a joint project of CEAP and NABEI.
Other beneficiaries of the PEAC ASPIRE program for 2015-2016 include the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associates (COCOPEA), Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU), Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU), Philippine Association of Private Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAPSCU), Technical-Vocational Schools Association of the Philippines (TVSA), CEAP-CARAGA, and the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE).
All ESC schools are required to encode and update their grantees for the creation of the school billing statements. The deadline of the submission of the billing statements is on August 15, 2015.
The BEIS module of the ESC IMS is under maintenance. Schools are advised to encode in their BEIS electronic form starting August 16. Schools are required to print the eight-page BEIS form and to submit it to their respective PEAC Regional Secretariats. The deadline of the submission of the BEIS forms is on October 1, 2015.
Slot allocations reflected in school ESC-IMS accounts as of today are final. With the limited number of new slots available this year on account of the ESC subsidy scheme's nearing the 1 million grantees target, additional slot requests received as of June 1, 2015 were evaluated and slots were allotted based on availability and the rationale for the request.
Following DepEd policy against the provision of additional slots after classes have started in June, requests that have not been granted as evidenced by the non-provision of such in the ESC-IMS accounts of concerned schools is final as of today.
Posted: July 21, 2015
For 2015-2016, the RSITE Program will support the thesis and dissertation writing of 22 grantees. The 16 candidates for Ph.D. will receive a grant of P80,000 and the six studying for a Master’s degree will receive a grant of P40,000.
- Jocelyn L. Alimondo (University of Baguio)
- Rogena T. Braganza (Thompson Christian School)
- Gilbert A. Celesio (Saint Columban College, Pagadian City)
- Marietta D. Colico (Saint Joseph College, Maasin City)
- Maribeth Q. Galindo (University of the Immaculate Conception)
- Ezer S. Guillermo (Schola Christi, Inc.)
- Lota L. Largavista (University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City)
- Ronaldo R. Larioque (PHINMA-Araullo University)
- Marybeth B. Lauron (Saint Peter’s College of Toril)
- Ma. Loreen L. Lofranco (University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City)
- Melina Anne DV. Manlongat (Northern Luzon Adventist College)
- Nida P. Matutino (University of the Immaculate Conception)
- Marie Cicelie C. Ng (University of Sto. Tomas)
- Donna Marie A. Oyam (University of the Cordilleras)
- Jaruvic C. Rafols (Silliman University)
- Gregorio R. Sismondo (Holy Trinity Academy)
Master’s Thesis Writing
- Jeffrey C. Ginez (Our Lady of the Pillar College)
- Anna Lynn L. Gio (Silliman University)
- Lyra Rizille C. Hontiveros (Holy Cross College of SASA, Inc.)
- Alfredo A. Lozanta Jr. (Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati City)
- Ma. Roiselle D. Nacu (Silliman University)
- Rochelle Marie C. Remollo (Silliman University)
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) 845-0169 local 150 or 151.
The PEAC invites qualified persons for the position of Editor of the Philippine Education Research Journal, or PERJ, the official research publication of the PEAC, which aims to disseminate research on Philippine education that are of interest to decision-makers, policy-makers, and educational leaders and practitioners. The Editor is responsible for the overall academic content of PERJ.
The PEAC will also constitute the PERJ Editorial Board that is composed of experts from relevant fields who collectively will set the direction of the publication. A Search Committee has been tasked to shortlist candidates for the Editorial Board and to recommend applicants for Editor to the PEAC.
Those who are interested may view the Duties and Responsibilities as well as the Selection Criteria for Editor and Editorial Board Members. Interested parties should send their application letter addressed to the PEAC Chairperson, Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, and curriculum vitae to the PEAC National Secretariat, 5/F Salamin Bldg., Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. The PEAC NS will accept applications no later than July 31, 2015. For inquiries, call (02) 845-0169 or email email@example.com.
The PEAC certification teams will visit ESC schools for recertification from August to December, 2015, in compliance with the GASTPE guideline provision that ESC schools are required to be recertified after three years from its last certification for schools with Within Standard rating or five years for those with Above Standard rating. The Certification Program is a quality assurance mechanism to ensure that ESC schools comply with the program requirements and standards set by DepEd and PEAC.
The certification teams are composed of school administrators and officials from accredited schools and PEAC-certified Above Standard schools. For 2015-2016, the certifiers underwent a training last April 10, 2015 and May 19, 2015 at Hotel Benilde in Manila and Hotel Fortuna in Cebu, respectively. Facilitated by selected certification team chairpersons, the workshop activities included the analysis of case studies, and practice in evaluating school situations and formulating recommendations. Ms. Doris F. Ferrer, PEAC National Secretariat (PEAC NS) Executive Director, talked about the PEAC, its programs of assistance, and highlights of the GASTPE program guidelines for 2015-2016. Ms. Norma A. Aguilos, Consultant to the PEAC Certification Program, gave the orientation on the certification process.
The PEAC NS Certification Unit also had a planning meeting last June 19, 2015 to discuss issues and concerns towards a more effective implementation of the program. Selected PEAC Regional Program Coordinators (RPCs), representatives from private educational associations and schools, and DepEd officials participated in the session. Plans include the release of a Certifiers’ Manual and a review of the assessment instrument that can be adopted for other modes of school delivery, among others. The schedule of school visits will be posted on this website in July.