14 December 2017 | news release
I am calling the attention of and demand immediate resolution by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) of two separate complaints lodged by 10 graduate students at UP Diliman and 14 at De La Salle University.
Both complaints are about delays in the release of living allowances and monthly grants to these 24 beneficiaries of the CHED K to 12 Transition Program for higher education faculty.
They have been waiting for months for those allowances and grants but despite their persistent inquiries and follow-up with the CHED, their efforts have not borne fruit.
One complaint was sent to the Presidential Complaint Center while another letter was sent to the Chancellor of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology.
To be fair to the CHED, I am also sending them this Statement to give them the opportunity to directly address the complaints at the level of the Commission, particularly Chairperson Patricia Licuanan.
First, the CHED must immediately release the delayed allowances and grants, not just for the 24 whose complaints have been brought to my attention, but also for others similarly situated who have been beneficiaries of the CHED K to 12 Transition Program.
Second, the CHED must investigate how the delays happened and identify who must be held administratively liable and file the administrative charges at the soonest possible time.
I expect CHED to give this matter priority attention. (END)
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