15 January 2018 | news release
I did offer to Dr. Patricia Licuanan the option for an honorable exit by citing health reasons, but she still took the hardline stance.
Nevertheless, I thank her for her service to CHED and the Filipino people—steering CHED through the much of the transition through the most significant education reform our country has ever seen—K to 12, the impact of which continues to be felt in higher education.
I have called for an investigation into the delays in the release of allowances to college faculty who are in the CHED K to 12 Transition Program. Though Dr. Licuanan has left the CHED, the need for the investigation remains. The problem with the K to 12 Transition Program does not just involve the former CHED Chairman. It involves the CHED systems.
As the CHED itself has admitted, the problems are structural and key to solving those structural problems are legislative solutions. (END)