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									                       2005 AACCUP ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
                                  February 16-17, 2005

                                PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
FEBRUARY 16, 2005 (Wednesday)

A.M.     6:00 – 8:50       REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS                            Dr. Nora J. Claravall
                                                                                   Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees

         8:50 – 9:00       PARTICIPANTS and GUESTS ASSEMBLE

         9:00 – 10:30      OPENING PROGRAM

                           Invocation                                              Saring Himig
                                                                                   Bulacan State University

                           Pambansang Awit                                         Saring Himig
                                                                                   Bulacan State University

                           Opening Statement and Welcome                           Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel
                                                                                   President, AACCUP and
                                                                                   Bulacan State University

                           Message                                                 Dr. Eldigario D. Gonzales
                                                                                   President, PASUC and
                                                                                   Western Mindanao State University

                           Keynote Address                                         Fr. Rolando V. dela Rosa
                                                                                   Commission on Higher Education

                           Entertainment Number                                    Saring Himig
                                                                                   Bulacan State University

                                                  Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang
                                                Vice-President, AACCUP, and
                                              President, Cavite State University

         10:30 – 11:00     BREAK

         11:00 – 12:00     CHED POLICIES ON ACCREDITATION                          Dr. Maria Cristina D. Padolina
                                                                                   Commissioner, In-charge of Quality
                                                                                   Assurance – Higher Education
                                                                                   Development Project, CHED

                                                Dr. Ester B. Velasquez
                                        Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees, and
                                          President, Cebu Normal University

P.M.     12:00 – 1:00      LUNCH BREAK

         1:15 – 2:30       THE PROPOSED SCHEME OF                                  Dr. Manuel T. Corpus
                           INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION                             Executive Director, AACCUP
                           FOR SUCs
                                                                                   Dr. John S. Imlan
                                        and                                        Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees,
                                                                                   and Director for Accreditation, and
                           THE PROPOSED HANDBOOOK ON                               Internal Assessment, Technological
                           ACCREDITATION                                           University of the Philippines

                                                                                   Dr. Danilo S. Hilario
                                                                                   Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees,
                                                                                   and Presidential Assistant on External
                                                                                   Affairs, Bulacan State University

                                                    Dr. Nilo L. Rosas
                                        Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees, and
                                         President, Philippine Normal University
         2:30 – 3:00           BREAK

         3:00 – 5:00           SIMULTANEOUS SESSIONS TO DISCUSS

                               Session 1 – Institutional Accreditation Scheme   Dr. Nelson T. Binag
                                                                                President, Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic
                                                                                State College

                                                                                Dr. Nora J. Claravall
                                                                                Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees

                               Session2 – The Handbook on Accreditation         Dr. Soledad M. Roguel
                                                                                Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees,
                                                                                and Professor, Central Luzon State

                                                                                Dr. Marcela T. Caluscosin
                                                                                Member, AACCUP Board of Trustees,
                                                                                and Director of Instruction, Don
                                                                                Mariano Marcos Memorial State

FEBRUARY 17, 2005 (Thursday)

A.M.     8:00 – 10:00          PLENARY SESSION (Break-Out Session Reports)

                                                  Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang

         10:00 – 10:30         BREAK

         10:30 – 11:30         BUSINESS MEETING                                 Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel
                               The President’s Report                           Presiding

         11:30 – 12:00         ELECTION OF 2005 – 2007                          Atty. Pablo T. Mateo
                               BOARD OF TRUSTEES                                Former PUP and PASUC President
                                                                                Chair, Election Committee

P.M.     12:00 – 1:00          LUNCH BREAK

         1:15 – 4:30           CLOSING SESSION

                               Summation                                        Dr. Nilo E. Colinares
                                                                                Consultant, AACCUP

                               Announcement of Election Results                 Atty. Pablo T. Mateo

                               Awarding of Certificates                         Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel

                               Closing Remarks                                  Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel

                                                        Dr. John S. Imlan
                         Century Park Hotel, Manila
                           February 16-17, 2005


                              February 16, 2005



      Registration started in the afternoon of February 15, 2005, to
accommodate early arrivals and continued in the morning of February 16. Dr.
Nora J. Claravall, AACCUP Trustee and Auditor, supervised the activity.

Opening Program

      The opening program, presided over by Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang,
President of Cavite State University and Vice-President of the AACCUP, featured
Bulacan State University’s Saring Himig Choir who rendered the invocation,
Pambansang Awit and musical entertainment numbers.

      Dr. Angel C. Alcala, former Chair of the Commission on Higher Education
and present member of the NNQAA Board representing the private sector,
graced the opening program.

        Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel, President of the AACCUP and of Bulacan State
University, gave the opening statement and officially welcomed the 473
participants to the convention.

        Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, Executive Director of the AACCUP, followed with
some updates on the AACCUP, including the approval by the Asia-Pacific Quality
Network (APQN) of AACCUP’s proposal to conduct the training in Manila on
Institutional Accreditation using subsidy granted by the World Bank Development
Facility; the AACCUP’s elevation to membership in the Extended Board of the
APQN (represented by Dr. Corpus); the revision, updating and improving of the
AACCUP’s Accreditation Scheme; and the conduct of a series of four-day
trainings for new accreditors combined with veteran accreditors’ re-orientation.
Dr. Corpus stressed that the AACCUP’s proposed institutional accreditation does
not eliminate program accreditation. He also announced the granting of grace
period, until December 2005, to all SUCs with overdue accreditation visits.
Keynote Address

      Substituting for CHED Chair Fr. Rolando V. de la Rosa as keynote
speaker, Dr. Amelia A. Biglete, CHED Executive Director, read and elaborated
on CHED Memorandum Order No. 01, series of 2005, on the “Revised Policies
and Guidelines on Voluntary Accreditation in Aid of Quality and Excellence in
Higher Education.”

        Among the salient items in CMO No. 01 are: (1) CHED’s
acknowledgement of the NNQAA composed of the AACCUP and the ALCU-
COA; (2) CHED’s authorization of federations/networks of accrediting agencies
to certify to the CHED the accredited status of programs/institutions granted by
their member accrediting agencies; (3) CHED’s recognition of one
federation/network largely serving the public sector educational institutions and
one for the private sector educational institutions; (4) functions of
federations/networks of accrediting agencies; (5) accreditation levels for program
accreditation; and (6) benefits for program accreditation.

        Transitory provisions include: (1) the NNQAA’s submission to the CHED
documents on how the Network is able to do Article III, Section 2, Parts d, e, f, g,
and h within three months of the effectivity of the CMO for certification by the
CHED; (2) CHED’s recognition of accreditation levels on the basis of
certifications by federations/networks under CHED Order No. 31, s. 1995, to
remain in effect until their defined/prescribed expiration period; (3) CHED’s
recognition of all AACCUP-accredited programs as of the date of issuance of
CMO No. 01 upon AACCUP’s submission of a list of such programs within 30
days upon issuance of the CMO; and (4) CHED’s recognition of AACCUP-
accredited programs after the date of issuance of the Memo only after all
requirements shall have been fulfilled as required by the CMO; and (5)
AACCUP’s recognition by a recognized federation/network.

      Dr. Biglete also announced the approval of CHED’s subsidy of
P300,000.00 for AACCUP’s preparation of a new Accreditation Instrument and
P100,000.00 for a new Accreditation Handbook and Framework.

      Immediately following Dr. Biglete’s keynote speech was the signing of the
Memorandum of Agreement by the Presidents (or their representatives) of the 12
SUCs granted CHED’s subsidy for the pre-survey and preliminary survey of their

       The afternoon session was presided over by Dr. Nilo L. Rosas, AACCUP
Trustee and President of the Philippine Normal University. Nolen Cabahug,
acclaimed and popular Filipino tenor, gave a surprise musical intermission with
his rendition of popular Josh Groban songs.

      Dr. Carlito S. Puno, CHED Commissioner, attended the afternoon session
and delivered a brief but morale-boosting inspirational message.

Paper Presentation: The Proposed Scheme of
Institutional Accreditation for SUCs

        Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, AACCUP Executive Director, presented the
Proposed Scheme of Institutional Accreditation for SUCs.               Dr. Corpus
enumerated some reasons for the AACCUP’s development of the proposed
scheme: high cost of program accreditation; appropriateness of institutional
accreditation in Philippine educational institutions; and usefulness and relevance
of institutional accreditation to the major stakeholders.

       Dr. Corpus enumerated and explained the criteria for institutional
assessment which cover: (1) Governance and Management, (2) Academic
Standards, (3) Research, (4) Academic Staffing, (5) Support to Students, (6)
Community Relations and (7) Management of Resources. The evaluation
system was also presented and clarified. Likewise explained was how SUCs can
qualify for institutional accreditation.

         Dr. Corpus noted that it would probably take a year’s time before the first
institutional accreditation visit could take place, considering the series of activities
required to enable institutions to comply with requirements.

      On the other hand, Dr. Corpus added, the AACCUP must first also
undertake some activities before it could conduct on-site institutional
accreditation visit.

Paper Presentation: Proposed Handbook on Accreditation

        The Proposed Handbook on Accreditation was presented by Dr. Corpus;
and by Dr. Danilo S. Hilario and Dr. John S. Imlan, AACCUP Trustees. Six
topics included were: (1) Accreditation Program; (2) Mechanics of Accreditation;
(3) Activities Before the Accreditation Visit; (4) Activities During the Accreditation
Visit; (5) Activities After the Accreditation Visit; and (6) Qualification, Roles,
Functions and Code of Conduct of Accreditors.
Simultaneous Discussion Sessions

      Following the two paper presentations were the simultaneous discussion
sessions with Dr. Nelson T. Binag, President of Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State
College, chairing the group for the Institutional Accreditation Scheme, and Dr.
Soledad, M. Roguel, AACCUP Trustee from the Central Luzon State University,
heading the group for the Handbook on Accreditation.

       Among the issues brought up were: how to organize an Institutional
Assessment Body (IAB), the suggested IAB structure, and the relationship of the
IAB with the AACCUP.

       The participants also discussed the following: the multi-campus issue,
specifying what a campus exactly is; continuation of program accreditation even
with the implementation and conduct of institutional accreditation; need for
separate accreditation instruments for specialized SUCs and for general
comprehensive SUCs; suggestion for the framing of master and subsidiary
instruments; need for emphasis on research, particularly in accrediting graduate

       Also brought up was the issue on the ISO, with the participants inquiring if
the ISO could be considered as, and take the place of, institutional accreditation.
It was, however, made clear that the ISO was an entirely different evaluation
scheme since its focus was more on systems and procedures; thus, it could not
be considered as a replacement for AACCUP institutional accreditation.

      Other concerns raised were the urgent need for the CHED’s recognition of
AACCUP’s proposed institutional accreditation; small and developing SUCs’
need for the AACCUP’s help in securing CHED’s assistance for their
improvements; and group insurance for the accreditors.

Nomination of Candidates for the AACCUP Board

      While the participants were discussing various AACCUP and related
concerns, the nomination of candidates for the new AACCUP Board
commenced. Nomination ballots were cast until 4:00 p.m.

      The Committee on Elections was chaired by former PUP President Pablo
T. Mateo. For the first time, nomination was done according to geographical
areas – Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao – for the purpose of better and more
comprehensive representation in the Board.

      Of the 21 nominees, 11 were for Luzon, 5 for the Visayas and 5 for
       The nominees for Luzon were: Dr. Susana Cabredo, Dr. Rosario Pimentel,
Dr. Nilo Rosas, Dr. Ruperto Sangalang, Dr. Lauro Tacbas, Dr. Marcela
Caluscosin, Dr. Danilo Hilario, Dr. Hernando Robles, Dr. Edna Chua, Dr. John
Imlan, and Dr. Lydia Lalunio.

       For the Visayas: Dr. Rocheller Dadivas, Dr. Ester Velasquez, Dr.
Iluminado Nical, Dr. Aladino Leccio, and Dr. Alberto Trinidad.

       For Mindanao: Dr. Nelson Binag, Dr. Grace Lopez, Dr. Leoncia Partoza,
Dr. Florinda Garcia, and Dr. Daniel Ugay.

                               February 17, 2005


Plenary Session

       With Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang presiding, the group discussions during
the preceding afternoon were continued in the early part of February 17.

The President’s Report

      After the Plenary session, the business meeting followed, during which Dr.
Rosario P. Pimentel, AACCUP President, delivered his Report for Calendar Year

       The President’s Report included the following accomplishments:
preliminary survey of 42 programs of 19 institutions; formal survey of 22
programs of nine institutions; first resurvey of 30 programs of seven institutions;
second resurvey for Level III of six programs of three institutions; and on-going
assessment for Level III of 21 programs of seven institutions.

       Dr. Pimentel also reported the conduct of consultancy visits of both SUCs
and local colleges and the combined four-day training of new accreditors and
reorientation of veteran accreditors held in four SUCs in Luzon and one in the
Visayas, including a total of 123 participants; the AACCUP’s establishment of
linkages and affiliations with national and international accrediting bodies;
publication of a journal, a newsletter and the proceedings of the AACCUP-
NNQAA Annual National Conference (February 11 – 13, 2004) and the Mid-Year
AACCUP National Seminar Conference (August 25 – 27, 2004); and preparation
of the AACCUP’s Framework of Institutional Accreditation.
       Dr. Pimentel revealed that drafting and revision of the survey instruments,
accreditation handbook and the Framework of Institutional Accreditation were
conducted at the Great Eastern Hotel (Quezon City), University of Southeastern
Philippines (Davao City), West Visayas State University (Iloilo City) and Leyte
Normal University (Tacloban City), involving a total of 73 participants.

       He further announced that the framework, handbook and master survey
instrument were ready for adoption.

      Major AACCUP problems were: the non-release of the CHED subsidy to
the Agency, inability to automate data for efficient records-keeping, limited
resources for the operationalization of the NNQAA, lack of AACCUP office
personnel, and inactive membership of some SUCs.

       Dr. Pimentel reported that AACCUP’s P2,695,575.10 income for calendar
year 2004 was generated from annual dues, accreditation and consultancy
services, sale of instruments, annual convention, mid-year conference,
workshops and trainings. After deduction of depreciation expenses, amount
available for 2005 was P137,433.12.

        Also announced were the AACCUP’s plans for 2005: (1) launching of the
Insitutional Accreditation Scheme; (2) conduct of institutional accreditation in
qualified SUCs; (3) use of the newly revised instruments for program
accreditation; (4) maximization of efforts for the release of CHED’s subsidy for
AACCUP accreditation; (5) selection and retraining of experienced accreditors;
(6) undertaking of all pre-implementation activities for the revised instruments vis-
à-vis the retraining sessions; (7) helping in the organization and/or strengthening
of the IABs of SUCs; (8) strengthening of AACCUP’s linkages with national and
international quality assurance bodies: (9) dissemination of updates and
information on accreditation; and (10) invitation of foreign accreditation experts
for the training of trainors and accreditors on institutional accreditation.

Election of the 2005-2006 Board of Trustees

      The President’s Report was followed with the election of the 2005-2006
Board of Trustees. Atty. Pablo T. Mateo, chaired the election proceedings.

      Three separate ballot boxes were prepared for Luzon, the Visayas and
Mindanao, respectively.

Closing Session

       Dr. Nilo E. Colinares, AACCUP Consultant, summarized the proceedings
of the two-day convention, highlighting the key and vital points of the speeches,
presentations and discussion sessions.

      The election results were then announced, with the following emerging as

      For Luzon- Dr. Rosario Pimentel of Bulacan State University; Dr. Ruperto
S. Sangalang, Cavite State University; Dr. Marcela T. Caluscosin, Don Mariano
Marcos Memorial State University; Dr. Danilo S. Hilario, Bulacan State
University; and Dr. John S. Imlan, Technological University of the Philippines.

       For the Visayas- Dr. Ester B. Velazquez, Cebu Normal University; Dr.
Alberto J. Trinidad, West Visayas State University; and Dr. Aladino L. Leccio,
Capiz State University.

      For Mindanao- Dr. Nelson T. Binag, Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State
College, Dr. Grace G. Lopez, University of Southern Mindanao; and Dr. Florinda
V. Garcia, Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology.

      After the distribution of certificates of attendance and participation, Dr.
Pimentel gave his brief closing remarks.

       The newly-elected AACCUP Board held a short meeting to plan for their
oath taking and first regular meeting some time in April 2005.

                          Presented and Explained by
                           DR. AMELIA A. BIGLETE
                           Executive Director, CHED
                  (representing Dr. Maria Cristina D. Padolina)

       In accordance with the pertinent provisions of Republic Act (RA) No. 7722,
otherwise known as the “Higher Education Act of 1994,” the Commission on
Higher Education hereby promulgates the Revised Policies and Guidelines on
Voluntary Accreditation in Aid of Quality and Excellence in Higher Education for
the information and guidance of all concerned:

                                   Article I
                             Statement of Policies

1.    It is the declared policy of the State to encourage and assist, through the
      Commission on Higher Education (CHED), higher education institutions
      (HEIs) which desire to attain standards of quality over and above the
      minimum required by the State.

2.    For this purpose, the CHED encourages the use of voluntary non-
      governmental accreditation systems in aid of the exercise of its regulatory
      functions. The CHED will promote a policy environment which supports
      the accreditation’s non-governmental and voluntary character and protects
      the integrity of the accreditation process.

3.    The CHED acknowledges the pioneering work and efforts of the
      accrediting agencies now federated under the Federation of Accrediting
      Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP), namely the Association of Christian
      Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-
      AAI), the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and
      Universities (PAASCU), and the Philippine Association of Colleges and
      Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACU-COA).

4.    Further, the CHED acknowledges the existence of the National Network of
      Quality Accrediting Agencies (NNQAA), now made up of the Accrediting
      Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities of the Philippines
      (AACCUP) and the Association of Local Colleges and Universities
      Commission on Accreditation (ALCUCOA).

5.    The CHED shall authorize federations/networks of accrediting agencies
      which shall certify to the CHED the accredited status of
     programs/institutions granted by their member accrediting agencies and in
     accordance with their own standards, as accepted by the CHED, for
     granting benefits to institutions/programs at various accredited levels, and
     as contained in Article V of this CHED Memorandum Order (CMO).

6.   The CHED shall recognize one federation/network largely serving the
     public sector educational institutions and one for the private sector
     educational institutions, without restricting the freedom of any educational
     institution, public or private, to choose an accrediting agency for various
     educational programs which may belong to either federation/network.

7.   The CHED demands responsibility and accountability from federations/ or
     networks for their certification of the quality of education offered in
     accredited programs/institutions.

                                 Article II
                 Institutional and Program Accreditation

1.   Accreditation is a process for assessing and upgrading the educational
     quality of higher education institutions and programs through self-
     evaluation and peer judgment. It leads to the grant of accredited status by
     an accrediting agency and provides public recognition and information on
     educational quality

2.   Program Accreditation refers to the evaluation of individual programs of a
     higher education institution.

3.   Institutional Accreditation refers to the evaluation of a whole educational
     institution of which the guidelines and standards shall be formulated in
     collaboration with the existing federations/networks of accrediting
     agencies to be approved by the CHED.

                               Article III
              Federations/Networks of Accrediting Agencies

1.   Accrediting agencies shall join either of the above-mentioned
     federations/networks; the federation/network must have procedures and
     guidelines in accepting accrediting agencies as members, following this
2.   Federations/networks of accrediting agencies shall have the following

        a. Accept and recognize its member accrediting agencies. The
           applicant accrediting agency must be required to have the

                (1) standards for accreditation which are adequately rigorous,
                    competitive and reflect current acceptable practice;
                (2) appropriate survey and assessment instruments and
                (3) effective mechanism for assessing compliance of
                    programs/institutions with its own standards;
                (4) policies and procedures for the grant, suspension or
                    revocation of accredited status of programs/institutions in
                    accordance with the federation/network policies and

           Furthermore, the accrediting agency shall submit required annual
           reports and documents to the federation/network.

        b. Monitor the operations of member agencies, including their
           processes and procedures, and training and selection of

        c. Certify to the CHED the accreditation status of programs/institutions
           accredited by its member agencies;

        d. Assure the comparability of standards of member accrediting

        e. Upgrade and update standards, procedures and criteria for

        f. Contribute to quality education through the enhancement and
           development of the accreditation movement;

        g. Establish procedures for addressing complaints by higher
           education institutions regarding procedures and processes of
           accrediting agencies;

        h. Maintain a valid and reliable data management and analysis
           system relating to their member accrediting agencies; and
        i. Submit annual reports to the CHED on its operations, especially
           programs/institutions accredited.

3.   Federations/networks seeking CHED recognition should show evidence
     acceptable to the CHED that they are able to undertake the functions as
     indicated in Article III, Section 2 of this CMO;

        a. Federations/networks seeking recognition shall submit application
           to the CHED and should include the following:

                (1)  SEC Registration, Articles of Incorporation and approved
                (2) Listing of officers and members of the governing board;
                (3) Board resolution authorizing the submission of
                     application for CHED recognition;
                (4) Short history of the organization and its works;
                (5) Listing of the member accrediting agencies;
                (6) Description of accreditation process as done by member
                (7) Full set of accreditation instruments used by its member
                (8) Sample self-evaluation reports and sample of the
                     Chairman’s report of actual survey;
                (9) Description of training processes and procedures of
                     accreditors of its member agencies; and
                (10) If a network/federation is new and has not functioned yet,
                     it should submit documentations to show the CHED that
                     it is able to do functions specified in Article III, Section 2.

        b. Within two (2) months from application and submission of all the
           required documents, the CHED, for valid reasons, may grant
           provisional recognition to federation/network subject to annual

        c. The federations/networks recognized by the CHED shall be subject
           to periodic review every five years after recognition or as the need

        d. Federations/networks found not conforming with the policies and
           guidelines of this CMO shall be required by the CHED to comply
           within six (6) months after notification;

        e. After due process is observed, the CHED may limit, suspend or
           withdraw recognition of a federation/network.
                               Article IV
             Accreditation Levels for Program Accreditation

1.   For purposes of receiving benefits, educational programs are classified as
     candidate and one of four (4) accredited levels.

      a. Candidate status: for programs which have undergone a preliminary
         survey visit and are certified by the federation/network as being
         capable of acquiring accredited status within two years;

      b. Level I accredited status: for programs which have been granted
         initial accreditation after a formal survey by the accrediting agency
         and duly certified by the accreditation federation/network, effective for
         a period of three years;

      c. Level II re-accredited status: for programs which have been re-
         accredited by the accrediting agency and duly certified by the
         accreditation federation/network, effective for a period of three or five
         years based on the appraisal of the accrediting agency;

      d. Level III re-accredited status: for programs which have been re-
         accredited and have met the additional criteria/guidelines set by the
         federation/network for this level.

          Level III re-accredited undergraduate programs must satisfy the first
          two of the following criteria and two others of the succeeding ones:

          (1) A reasonably high standard of instruction;

          (2) A highly visible community extension program. A description of
              the programs, the nature and extent of student, faculty and staff
              involvement, and other details shall be required documentation for
              this indicator;

          (3) A highly visible research tradition. The following must be
              observable over a reasonable period of time:
              (a) provision for a reasonable budget
              (b) quality of completed outputs
              (c) measurable result such as publication, etc.
              (d) involvement of a significant number of faculty members and
              (e) visible, tangible and measurable impact on the community

          (4) A strong faculty development tradition evidenced by an
              appropriate budget allocation and/or systematic plan for faculty
              development programs.
   (5) A highly creditable performance of its graduates in licensure
       examinations over the last three years (will apply only to those
       programs where such examinations are required)

   (6) Existence of working consortia or linkages with other schools
       and/or agencies.       Documentary evidence shall include a
       description of the nature, mechanism, working agreements and
       other details of consortia.

   (7) Extensive and functional library and other learning resource

   Level III accredited graduate programs must satisfy (1) and (3) and
   any two of (2), (4), (5), (6) and (7) above.

   The institutions should submit pictorial and documentary evidence to
   support its claims.

   Only programs that have been granted “clean” re-accreditation,
   meaning that no progress report or interim visit is required within the
   five-year accreditation period, may apply for Level III status.

e. Level IV accredited status: accredited programs which are highly
   respected as very high quality academic programs in the Philippines
   and with prestige and authority comparable to similar programs in
   excellent foreign universities.

   These programs         must   have   met   the   following   additional

   Excellent outcomes in –

      (1) Research as seen in the number, scope and impact of
          scholarly publications in refereed national and international
      (2) Teaching and learning as proven in excellent performance of
          graduates and continuing assessment of student achievement;
      (3) Community service and the impact of contributions to the
          economic and social upliftment, on both regional and national
      (4) Evidence of international linkages and consortia; and
      (5) Well developed planning processes which support quality
          assurance mechanisms.
                HEIs should provide adequate documentation in support of
                application for Level IV accredited status.

                                     Article V
                       Benefits for Program Accreditation

       The following benefits for the different accreditation levels shall be

   A. For Private Sector Insitutions:

          Level I/Level II

                (1) Full administrative deregulation, provided that reports of
                    promotion of students and lists of graduates are available for
                    review by the CHED at all times

                (2) Financial deregulation in terms of setting of tuition and other
                    school fees and charges.

                (3) Authority to revise the curriculum with CHED approval
                    provided that the CHED and the Professional Regulation
                    Commission minimum requirements and guidelines, where
                    applicable, are complied with and the revised curriculum is
                    submitted to the CHED Regional Offices.

                (4) Authority to graduate students from accredited courses or
                    programs of study in the levels accredited without prior
                    approval of the CHED and without need for Special Orders.

                (5) Priority in the awards of grants/subsidies or funding assistance
                    from the CHED-Higher Education Development Fund (HEDF)
                    for scholarships and faculty development, facilities
                    improvement and other development programs.

                (6) Right to use on its publications or advertisements the word
                    “ACCREDITED” pursuant to CHED policies and rules.

                (7) Limited visitation, inspection and/.or supervision by the CHED
                    supervisory personnel or representatives.

          Level III

                (1) All benefits for Level I/II
                 (2) Authority to offer new courses allied to existing Level III
                     courses without need for prior approval, provided that the
                     concerned CHED Regional Office (CHEDRO) is duly informed.

                 (3) Privilege to apply for authority to offer new graduate programs,
                     open learning/distance education, extension classes and to
                     participate in the transnational education.

           Level IV

                 (1) All benefits for Levels I, II and III.

                 (2) Grant of full autonomy for the program for the duration of its
                     Level IV accredited status.

                 (3) Authority to offer new graduate programs allied to existing
                     Level IV courses, open learning/distance education and
                     extension classes without need for prior approval by the
                     CHED provided that the concerned CHEDRO is duly informed.

     B. For Public Sector Institutions

           1. Though public sector institutions already possess most, if not all, of
              the benefits related to curricular and administrative deregulation
              granted to private sector institutions at various accreditation levels,
              accreditation level will be used by the CHED and the Department of
              Budget and Management in recommending budgetary allocation for
              public sector institutions.

           2. As for accredited private sector institutions, accredited public sector
              institutions shall also enjoy priority in terms of available funding
              assistance from the CHED for scholarships and faculty
              development, facilities improvement and other development

           3. Right to use on its publications or advertisements the word
              “ACCREDITED” pursuant to CHED policies and rules.

                                       Article VI
                                 Transitory Provisions

1.      Pursuant to Article III, Section 3, the FAAP, a federation recognized by the
        CHED, shall submit to the CHED documents on their existence,
        membership, procedures, accredited programs and summary on how the
        federations/networks are able to do Article III, Section 2, Parts d, e, f, g
      and h within three (3) months of the effectivity of this CMO for re-
      certification by the CHED.

2.    Likewise, pursuant to Article III, Section 3, the NNQAA, a network that has
      not been recognized by the CHED, shall submit to the CHED documents
      on their existence, membership, procedures, accredited programs and
      summary on how the federation/network is able to do Article III, Section 2,
      Parts d, e, f, g, and h within three (3) months of the effectivity of this CMO
      for certification by the CHED.

3.    Accreditation levels recognized by the CHED, on the basis of certifications
      by federations/networks under the previous CHED Order No. 31, s. 1995,
      shall remain in effect until their defined/prescribed expiration period.

4.    All programs accredited by the AACCUP, as of the date of issuance of this
      CMO, shall be deemed recognized by the CHED upon submission of a list
      of such programs by the AACCUP within thirty (30) days upon issuance of
      this CMO.

5.    Programs accredited by the AACCUP, after the date of issuance of this
      CMO, shall be recognized by the CHED only after all requirements shall
      have been fulfilled as required by this CMO. The AACCUP should
      therefore seek recognition from a recognized federation/network.

                                   Article VII

     This CMO supercedes CHED Order No. 31, s. 1995 and shall take effect

      Pasig City, Philippines, February 15, 2005.

                                  (Sgd.) FR. ROLANDO V. DE LA ROSA, O.P.

                             Dr. Manuel T. Corpus
                          Executive Director, AACCUP


         This scheme of Institutional Accreditation is not an instant thought. It is
the product of a long and rigorous study through a series of workshops
participated in by knowledgeable top educators, references to local and foreign
experts met at international fora, a workshop on the subject conducted by a
consultant sponsored by the British Council, and observation studies of
institutional accreditation at the United Kingdom and Australia not to mention
almost daily visits to the website.

        Since September 1992, when the Accrediting Agency of Chartered
Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP) held its first accreditation
visit, assessment has always been by program.

       Accreditation by program is good. It is focused but it also has limitations.

       Institutions hosting accreditation survey started feeling that there was too
much fragmentation into programs. It was costly. Attendance in international
fora, particularly in the biennial and annual conferences of the International
Network of Quality Assurance Agencies, (INQAAHE), of which the AACCUP is a
full member, created the awareness that there are alternative models to program

     Thus, in its Annual National Conference in January 2001, AACCUP
members recommended that serious study be made on the potential of adopting
a model of institutional accreditation.

        Two months after the annual conference, the AACCUP Board of Trustees
in its regular meeting on March 1, 2002, authorized a study and designated the
Executive Director as leader.

                            UNITS OF ASSESSMENT

       Some countries use program as the unit of assessment. To date, it is
adopted in the Philippines by all accrediting agencies. Accrediting by program
enjoys the advantage of reviewing a small unit. As it looks into details, it is well-
focused. However, in our country, accrediting programs of over a thousand
higher education institutions would take many years, perhaps even a century, to
accredit all programs even in just one cycle. This may be one of the major
explanations why, in spite of a history spanning a period of almost half a century,
we can claim coverage of about 20%. Obviously, sticking to programs alone is
not the practical approach suited in the Philippines unless we are prepared to
accept the continued weakening of our educational system.

         Institutional accreditation is more appropriate in more mature educational
institutions and in countries where many operate as in the Philippines.

       One practical advantage of accreditation by institution is that the academic
quality is defined by its collective impact. Indeed, in accreditation surveys, it is
operationally strenuous to segregate the evaluation of certain inputs to the
academic program as these are not used exclusively by the program under
survey but are shared with other units or programs of the institution.

       Another advantage of using the institution as the unit of assessment is its
usefulness and relevance to the major stakeholders, such as the government
which provides the funds to state-supported institutions.


       There is no single model of what constitutes an accredited university or
college. But, it is still possible to identify certain defining and globally accepted
characteristics like its fostering and support of scholarly activity and creative
research; its regard of its accountability to its stakeholders on the integrity of its
scholarship; its maintenance of academic standard; the impartiality of its
judgments; the effectiveness of its systems; and the competence of its

      Specifically, it should be able to demonstrate its active commitment to and
achievement of:

          the creation, transmission and conservation of knowledge;

          the development of a constantly high level of knowledge and in
          appropriate fields of study of expert knowledge, skills and
          understanding among students and staff;

          the exchange of knowledge across disciplines and geographic

          an ethos of critical and self-centered inquiry in all its areas of activity;

          a consciously professional approval to research and the facilitation of
   recognition, by academic peers and other appropriate organizations, of
   the academic standards of its research activities, degrees, other
   awards and programs of study.

   substantial participation by, and recognition of, its staff in national and
   international scholarly activities, the latter including participation in pure
   and applied research and scholarship, pedagogical developments and
   research consultants;

   regular dialogue on its performance with students, employers and
   other stakeholders;

   the contribution of expertise to broader local, national or international
   affairs; and

   continual improvement of its way of doing things.

The criteria in conducting institutional accreditation follows:

Governance and Management

   Criterion. The institution’s governance, management, financial control
   and quality assurance arrangements are sufficient to manage existing
   operations and to respond to development and change.

   Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

     a. Its academic and financial planning, quality assurance and
         resource allocation policies are coherent and relate to its
         missions, aims and objectives;
     b. There is a clarity of function and responsibility in relation to its
         governance and managements systems;
     c. Across the full range of its activities, there is demonstrated depth
         and strength of academic leadership;
     d. Policies and systems are developed and implemented in a
         manner that involves staff and where appropriate, students;
     e. Its mission and associated policies and systems are understood,
         accepted and actively applied by staff;
      f. It is managing successfully its existing responsibilities for the
         qualifications to which its programs lead;
     g. Its operational policies and systems are monitored, and that it
         identifies where, when, why and how changes might need to be
     h. Its administrative systems provide effective support to its
         academic programs; and
    i. There is demonstrable information to indicate continued
       confidence and stability over an extended period of time in its
       governance,    financial   control   and    quality assurance
       arrangements, and organizational structure.

Academic Standards

  Criterion A. The institution sets its academic objectives and learning
  outcomes at appropriate level in a clear and consistent manner; and
  has effective mechanisms to ensure that its academic programs meet
  those objectives and enable students to achieve the intended

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

   a. Its program of study is offered at levels that correspond to the
       levels of any applicable national qualifications;
   b. It establishes and maintains comparability of standards with other
       providers of equivalent level program, seeking advice from
       academic peers in other higher education institutions nationally
       and internationally and, where appropriate, from professional
       bodies and other employment interests;
   c. It has in place effective systems of periodic self-evaluation of
       institutional systems and individual academic programs;
   d. It has in place robust procedure for the initial approval and
       periodic review of academic programs so as:
             − to ensure that they remain current and valid in the light of
                 developments in the relevant field of study;
             − to ensure that the coherence of program with multiple
                 elements or alternative pathways is secured and
             − to evaluate the continuing effectiveness of the curriculum
                 and assessment in relation to the intended learning
                 outcomes, and to current developments in pedagogy;
             − to evaluate the extent to which the intended learning
                 outcomes are being achieved by students;
   e. It takes active steps to ensure that its arrangements for student
       assessment are valid, reliable, secure and externally verified; and
    f. There is an effective link between academic planning and
       resource allocation.

  Criterion B. The institution has effective arrangements for monitoring
  the performance of its academic programs.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:
   a. The effectiveness of teaching and learning is monitored in relation
       to curriculum content and the learning outcomes of the program;
   b. There is effective matching of the abilities of students to the
       demands of the programs to which they are recruited;
   c. There is sufficient academic support to students to enable them to
       progress within their programs of study;
   d. Students receive timely and effective feedback on their progress;
   e. There are adequate learning resources available to support each
       program; and
    f. There is a culture of continuous improvement in the delivery of

  Criterion C. The institution takes effective action to address weakness,
  build on strengths, and to enhance performance by the dissemination
  of good practice.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

   a. Effective action is taken in response to matters raised through
      self-evaluation or external review;
   b. Feedback from staff, students and employees is secured,
      evaluated and acted upon;
   c. Effective mechanism exists for disseminating good practice
      throughout the institution; and
   d. Weaknesses in student performance identified through student
      assessment are acted upon.


  Criterion. The institution has an environment of academic staff, post
  graduates and postdoctoral workers that fosters and actively supports
  creative research and scholarly activity.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

   a. It exercises prudent management of its portfolio of research and
      consultancy activities;
   b. A substantial proportion of its academic staff are engaged in
      research and scholarship;
   c. In the majority of academic areas within which it undertakes
      research, or other forms of advanced scholarship consistent with
      its mission, it demonstrates achievement of national and/or
      international standing;
   d. It is successful in securing income for its research activities; and
   e. It provides effective support to its postgraduate research students.
Academic Staffing

  Criterion A. The qualities and competencies of staff are appropriate for
  an institution with accredited title.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that a
  significant proportion of its academic staff have:

    a. Higher degrees, doctorates, relevant professional qualifications,
       and fellowship of learned societies;
    b. Teaching and/or research experience in other universities in the
       country and abroad;
    c. Experience of curriculum development, assessment design and
       research management, including experience gained in other
       universities; and
    d. Relevant experience outside education; for example in
       professional practice or in industrial research and development.

  Criterion B. The institution’s staff are actively engaged in the
  pedagogic development of their discipline and the development of their
  own skills.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

    a. A significant proportion of its academic staff are active in subject
       associations, learned societies and relevant professional bodies;
    b. A significant proportion of its academic staff participate in
       professional development schemes; and
    c. There are effective institutional strategies of staff development
       designed to establish, develop and enhance staff competences.

  Criterion C.   Staff of the institution have acknowledged academic

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

    a. A significant proportion of its academic staff is engaged in
       research, academic reviews and scholarly commentary, produce
       article, conference papers, textbooks and other academic-related
    b. It has academic staff who are invited to contribute to the work of
       expert committees, either as advisers, expert reviewers or
    c. It is able to attract individual or institutional commissioned
       research and/or consultancy;
    d. It is valued as a partner in collaborative projects; and
    e. It it is involved in research partnerships and knowledge transfers
       schemes with outside enterprises.

  Criterion D. Staff maintain high professional standards and willingly
  accept the professional responsibilities associated with operating in an
  accredited environment.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

    a. Individuals welcome and act upon feedback on their performance;
    b. The outcomes of external scrutiny exercises are considered
       positively, and are acted upon;
    c. A significant proportion of its staff act as external examiners, or
       equivalent roles, in other higher education institutions; and
    d. A number of its staff act as external members of accreditation or
       other review bodies.

Support to Students

  Criterion. The institution operates effective arrangements to direct
  scholarships and study to support the best and brightest students on
  programs that develop competence needed to complete in global labor

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

    a. Its eligibility criteria and procedures for the selection of students
       for the award of scholarships and study grants are clearly defined
       and are understood by potential applicants;
    b. Adequate resources are available to support beneficiaries for the
       duration of their studies;
    c. Beneficiaries receive appropriate guidance during their studies to
       ensure that they gain maximum benefit from the support they
    d. Beneficiaries complete their studies successfully within the
       prescribed period; and
    e. Beneficiaries enter employment that is appropriate to the aims of
       the scholarship programs.

Community Relations

  Criterion A. The institution offers program that take into consideration
  the economic and developmental need of the country at local, regional
  and national levels; and the need for the country to compete effectively
  in global markets.
Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

 a. It offers programs that contribute to the achievement of national
    priorities in fields such as poverty alleviation, environmental
    management and health;
 b. It has partnership and arrangements for dialogue, with
    professional organizations and industry, and that these inform the
    content and design of programs;
 c. It has program development and approval procedures that are
    responsive to changing patterns and requirements of
    employment; and
 d. A significant proportion of its graduates enter employment in
    which the abilities developed through their higher education are

Criterion B. The institution is valued as a partner by other higher
education    institutions,  professional      institutions, government
organizations and industry within the Philippines and internationally.

Evidence. The institutions should be able to demonstrate that:

 a. It has a range of partner organizations and consortium
    arrangements appropriate to its mission and programs;
 b. It has faculty and student exchange and placement projects with
    partner organizations;
 c. It participates in academic networks at subject and institutional
 d. It is able to access expertise through its partnership; and
 e. It is able to secure project funding through its partnerships.

Criterion C. The institution is valued by its local community as a
provider of extension programs that are responsive to the need of the
community for people empowerment and self-reliance.

Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

 a. It contributes to the local community through programs designed
    to transfer technology and know-how to individuals and
 b. Extension programs are provided as a part of sustainable strategy
    of working with the local community and responding to local
 c. It has effective links with local government and community
    organizations, and these are used to define the priorities for
    extension programs;
   d. It has adequate resources in place to support its extension
      programs; and
   e. Lessons from extension programs are used to inform the design
      of research projects and the content of related mainstreams
      academic programs.

Management of Resources

  Criterion A. The institution has an adequate number of faculty with the
  appropriate expertise and competence to teach the courses offered by
  the institutions.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

   a. Significant proportion of faculty have relevant master’s or doctoral
       degrees, relevant professional qualifications, or relevant industrial
   b. All faculty are fully updated with developments in their academic
       field and have mastery of the content and contexts of the
       programs they teach;
   c. It has in place a faculty development program that provides
       training in pedagogy and offers formal qualifications in teaching;
   d. It has in place arrangements for the systematic evaluation of the
       performance of teachers and for identifying training needs;
   e. It has in place appropriate incentives for staff to undertake
       professional development; and
    f. Faculty are active in professional organizations and inter-agency

  Criterion B. The institution makes effective use of information and
  communications technology to support student learning and to manage
  its academic affairs.

  Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

   a. There is effective linkage between academic planning and the
      allocation of ICT resources;
   b. It gives active consideration to ways in which ICT might support
      student learning;
   c. There is training available for faculty in which they might use ICT
      to support learning;
   d. There is training available for students on the use of the ICT
      facilities of the institution; and
   e. Where programs are supported by ICT, there is adequate student
      access to terminals and other equipment.
          Criterion C. The institution has a viable, sustainable and appropriate
          income-generating strategy to support its development plans.

          Evidence. The institution should be able to demonstrate that:

           a. It has succeeded in generating income from programs and
               projects, and that there can be confidence that its forward plans
               will maintain and increase its income;
           b. It is active in appraising potential sources of new income;
           c. It takes a prudent attitude to management of risk in financial
           d. It has a network of strong and active links with government and
               non-government funding agencies in the Philippines and
           e. Funds gained for specific projects produce the outcomes
               specified by the funder; and
            f. It carries out effective monitoring and evaluation of its income
               generating activities.

                             EVALUATION SYSTEM

       As in program accreditation, an institutional accreditation instrument or
aide memoire needs to be constructed. The instrument will contain the criteria,
the evidence (benchmark statements) to demonstrate the criteria, and the rating
system. As institutional accreditation focuses more on systems than inputs,
evaluation will be more qualitative.

       An example of a portion of the accreditation instrument may be made as

      Academic Standards

          Criterion. The institution has effective arrangements for monitoring the
          performance of its academic programs

           Evidence (Benchmark Statement)                 Rating/Comments
       The effectiveness of task and learning as
       monitored in relation to curriculum
       content and the learning outcomes.

         The judgment to be made, using the institutional accreditation instrument,
will be made on the adequacy and effectiveness of the evidence shown by the
       The decisions of the different demonstrated evidence will be in the form of
three major judgments on the provisions.

       •   Provision is very substantial to achieve the intended outcome with
           most elements demonstrating good practice. The adjective rating is
           “commendable”. As in the 5-point scale used by the AACCUP in the
           rating or programs, this “commendable” rating is equivalent to
           numerical adjective rating of:

              5 – Excellent
              4 – Very Satisfactory

       •   Provision is adequate to enable intended outcomes to be achieved but
           improvements should be made to overcome deficiencies.               The
           adjective rating is “adequate”. The numerical rating is 3; the adjective
           rating is “satisfactory”.
       •   Provision is less than adequate.       Significant improvements are
           required to make the provision at least adequate. The numerical
           ratings are:

              2 – Poor
              1 – Very Poor

           These two ratings are not acceptable to be able to award an accredited


        Accreditation by program continues in state universities and colleges
inasmuch as accreditation of programs at various levels is an entry requirement
for institutional accreditation. Accredited programs will be credited to the SUC
when it decides to apply for the accreditation of the institution. Besides, SUCs
which feel that they are not yet ready for the accreditation of the whole institution
may as well opt for the accreditation of their programs.

       Institutional accreditation is not an undertaking that any entity can rush
into. Institutional accreditation will be pursued under two pre-conditions:

       •   There are higher education institutions that can already qualify and are
           interested and ready; and
       •   There is an accrediting agency that possesses the capability and
           expertise to conduct accreditation by institution.

    Entry requirements should be defined to qualify for accreditation of the
   Coverage. What is the institution? The following may constitute it:

              a. the      whole      state/university/college including   all its
              b. the main campus; or
              c. an individual campus or cluster of campuses, provided that
                      • house at least 50% of the curricular programs; or
                      • enroll at least 50% of the college students in the whole
                          state college/university.

   Status of Accredited Programs. The accreditation status of the program is
pre-requisite before the SUC could qualify to be subjected to institutional
accreditation. The requirement will be enforced in the following manner:

                     •   To qualify for Level 1 status:
                            All programs are accredited Level I; or, at least, 75%
                            of the programs are accredited Level I and the rest
                            are at the candidate status;

                     •   To qualify for Level II
                            All programs are accredited Level II; or, at least, 75%
                            are accredited Level II; and all other programs are
                            accredited Level I.

                     •   To qualify for Level III
                            All programs are accredited Level III; or 75% are
                            accredited Level III; and all the rest are Level II.

                     •   To qualify for Level IV
                            All programs are accredited Level IV; or 75% are
                            accredited Level IV; and all the rest are Level III.

   There will be four institutional accreditation levels.

              Level I – Good maturing institutions

              Level II – Good mature institutions

              Level III – Very good and very mature institutions comparable with
                          the best in the Philippines

              Level IV – Outstanding institutions, comparable with the best
                         STRATEGY: GO INSTITUTIONAL

         It will probably take a year before the first institutional accreditation visit
takes place, considering the series of activities required of higher education
institutions to enable them to comply with requirements, and of the AACCUP to
help the former and to further develop its capability to conduct the first
institutional accreditation to visit by external accreditations.

       On the part of the AACCUP, it must undertake the following activities
before the on-site institutional accreditation visit could take place:

       •   Finalization of the draft “Handbook on Institutional Accreditation”;

       •   Preparation of the Aide Memoire or Accreditation Instrument;

       •   Conduct of nation-wide seminars to orient SUC members on the
           mechanics and requirements of institutional accreditation;

       •   Close and rigid consultancies to SUCs who have applied for, or
           registered intent to go institutional; and

       •   Recruit and train accreditors who will be drawn from:

           a. Senior AACCUP accreditors,

           b. Members from the private sector and

           c. Foreign accreditors who will be engaged particularly in the initial
              on-site visits.

       A training of AACCUP accreditors, together with foreign accreditors from
the Asia-Pacific, is scheduled in May 2005 to be held in Manila with experts and
with financial subsidy from the Development Grant Facility of the World Bank
granted to the Asia Pacific Quality Network.

       On the part of SUCs going institutional, they will be engaged in the
following preparatory activities:

   •   Filing of application for institutional accreditation with the AACCUP, or
       register “intent-to-go institutional”;

   •   Attendance in AACCUP – sponsored seminars on the subject;

   •   Inviting AACCUP experts for consultancies on the requirements and
       mechanics of institutional accreditation;
•   Creation/strengthening     of   the   Internal   Assessment   Body   of   the

•   Preparation Institutional Performance Profile; and

•   Preparation for the on-site visit.
                         CALENDAR YEAR 2005

                            Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel
                             President, AACCUP

      This report has six parts, to wit: (1.) Introduction; (2.) Accomplishments;
(3.) Major Problems; (4.) Governance; (5.) Finance; and (6.) Plans for the
Ensuing Calendar Year

                               I. INTRODUCTION

         The Year 2004 paved the way for the introduction of a breakthrough in
Philippine accreditation, a milestone in the history of AACCUP – Institutional
Accreditation. Where evaluation by programs was the order of the day,
institutional accreditation, to be launched at this year’s Annual Conference, is a
product of a series of consultations, brainstorming sessions, seminars-
workshops, trainings and retrainings. The new scheme will find initial success
with the present leadership of the CHED, the Hon. Rolando De La Rosa, who not
only makes pronouncements on quality education as an offshoot of accreditation
but puts more teeth to such policies through concrete actions as the closure of
non-performing institutions.

                           II. ACCOMPLISHMENTS


      As an accrediting agency, the principal activities of the AACCUP centered
on the accreditation survey visits, with quality education reaching up to global
standards as major concern. The schools visited and the programs surveyed
were as follows:

                             1. Preliminary Survey


I            City College of Urdaneta (CCU)    Elementary Teacher Education
             Urdaneta City                     Secondary Teacher Education

III          Bataan Polytechnic State College Secondary Teacher Education
             (BPSC) Balanga City              Industrial Technology

             Bulacan State University (BSU)    Secondary Teacher Education
             Bustos, Bulacan                   Industrial Technology
       Tarlac College of Agriculture    Agriculture
       (TCA) Camiling, Tarlac           Engineering
                                        Geodetic Engineering

       Tarlac State University (TSU)    Nutrition and Food Technology
       Tarlac City

IV-A   Laguna State Polytechnic         Secondary Teacher Education
       College (LSPC)                   Fishery Education
       Los Baños, Laguna                Fisheries

IV-B   Mindoro State College of         Secondary Teacher Education
       Agriculture and Technology       Agri-Bus./Economics
       Victoria, Oriental Mindoro

       Palawan State University (PSU) Engineering (CE, ME & EE)
       Puerto Princesa City

V      Camarines Norte State College Elementary Teacher Education
       (CNSC) Daet, Camarines Norte Secondary Teacher Education

       Camarines Sur Polytechnic        Electrical Engineering
       Colleges (CSPC)                  Mechanical Engineering
       Nabua Campus                     Electronics and Communications
                                        Computer Engineering

       Camarines Sur Polytechnic        Elementary Teacher Education
       College (CSPC)                   Secondary Teacher Education
       Naga Campus

       Partido State University (PSU)   Business Administration
       Goa Campus                       Entrepreneurship
                                        Office Administration

       Partido State University (PSU)   Fisheries
       Sañgay Campus

VI     Negros State College of          Agriculture
       Agriculture (NSCA)               Agricultural Teacher Education
       Kabankalan City                  Animal Science
       Northern Iloilo Polytechnic      Secondary Teacher Education
       State College (NIPSC)            Agriculture
       Barotac Viejo, Iloilo

VIII   Eastern Samar State University   Agribusiness
       Salcedo, Eastern Samar

XII    Cotabato Foundation College      Home Economics
       of Science and Technology        Forestry
       Arakan, Cotabato

       Mindanao State University (MSU) Elementary Teacher Education
       General Santos City             Secondary Teacher Education

CAR    Ifugao State College of          Elementary Teacher Education
       Agriculture and Forestry (ISCAF) Secondary Teacher Education
       Potia, Ifugao

                         2. Formal Survey

I      Don Mariano Marcos Memorial      Computer Science
       State University (DMMMSU)        Science (Psychology)
       Agoo, La Union                   Science (Biology)
                                        Science (Mathematics)

III    Bulacan State University (BSU)   Computer Engineering
       Malolos City                     Electronics and Comm. Eng’g.

       Tarlac State University (TSU)    Computer Science
       Tarlac City                      Industrial Technology

IV-A   Cavite State University (CvSU)   Computer Engineering
       Indang, Cavite                   Civil Engineering

       Laguna State Polytechnic         Agricultural Technology
       College (LSPC)
       Siniloan, Laguna

V      Partido State University (PSU)   Elementary Teacher Education
       Goa, Camarines Sur               Secondary Teacher Education
X      Central Mindanao University     Graduate: Doctoral (Edu.-Ed.
       (CMU) Musuan, Bikidnon          Adm.)
                                       Graduate: Doctoral (Agriculture)
                                       Graduate: Master’s (Education &
                                       Graduate: Master’s (Agriculture)

XI     University of Southeastern      Elementary Teacher Education
       Philippines (USEP)              Secondary Teacher Education
       Obrero, Davao City

XII    Cotabato Foundation College     Elementary Teacher Education
       of Science and Technology       Secondary Teacher Education
       (CFCST) Arakan, Cotabato        Agriculture

                         3. First Resurvey

III    Tarlac College of Agriculture   Elementary Teacher Education
       (TCA) Camiling, Tarlac          Secondary Teacher Education
                                       Animal Science
                                       Arts (Economics)
                                       Arts (Psychology)
                                       Graduate: Master’s (MAEd,

       Tarlac State University (TSU)   Elementary Teacher Education
       Tarlac City                     Secondary Teacher Education
                                       Industrial Teacher Education
                                       Science (Chemistry)
                                       Civil Engineering
                                       Mechanical Engineering
                                       Electrical Engineering
                                       Business Administration

IV-B   Palawan State University (PSU) Elementary Teacher Education
       Puerto Princesa City           Secondary Teacher Education
                                      Business Administration

VI     Capiz State University          Elementary Teacher Education
       (Capiz SU)                      Secondary Teacher Education
       Mambusao, Capiz                 Agricultural Engineering

       Iloilo State College of Fisheries   Secondary Teacher Education
       (ISCOF) Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo

VIII   Eastern Samar State University Elementary Teacher Education
       (ESSU) Salcedo, Eastern Samar Secondary Teacher Education

NCR    Technological University of the     Industrial Technology
       Philippines (TUP)                   Electronics and Communications
       Ayala Street, Manila                Engineering

                    4. 2nd Resurvey – Level III

I      Don Mariano Marcos Memorial         Elementary Teacher Education
       State University (DMMMSU)           Secondary Teacher Education
       Agoo, La Union

       University of the Northern          Graduate: Doctoral (Educ. and
       Philippines (UNP)                   Public Adm.)
       Vigan City                          Graduate: Master’s (MAEd, MST,
                                           Graduate: Master’s (MAME and
                                           Public Adm.)

IV-A   Cavite State University (CvSU)      Agriculture
       Indang, Cavite

               5. On-going Assessment of Level III

I      Don Mariano Marcos Memorial         Elementary Teacher Education
       State University (DMMMSU)           Secondary Teacher Education
       Bacnotan, La Union                  Agriculture (w/ Agro-forestry)
                                           Agricultural Engineering

       Benguet State University (BSU) Science (Applied Science)
       La Trinidad, Benguet

       Mariano Marcos State University Elementary Teacher Education
       (MMSU) Laoag City               Secondary Teacher Education
             Pangasinan State University Elementary Teacher Education
             (PSU) Bayambang, Pangasinan Secondary Teacher Education

II           Nueva Viscaya State University     Elementary Teacher Education
             (NVSU)                             Secondary Teacher Education
             Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya             Industrial Teacher Education
                                                Graduate: Master’s (MPA)
                                                Graduate: Master’s (MAEd)
                                                Graduate: Master’s (MAT)

V            Bicol University (BU)              Graduate: Master’s (Public Adm.)
             Legaspi Campus                     Graduate: Master’s (MAEd)
                                                Graduate: Master’s (MAIE)

             Bicol University (BU)               Graduate: Doctoral (Ed. Mgt.)
             Daraga Campus


                             1. Consultancy Visits

      The strategy serves as a cost-cutting measure and aborted expectations
brought about by an imprudent and premature haste to submit for accreditation.
While the local task force makes the decision to determine the readiness for
evaluation, advice by an outside party eliminates any bias in the institution

        Pre-survey visit consultancies are conducted primarily for the following
reasons: (1) to guide SUCs on what individual or cluster programs to assess; (2)
to clarify some procedural matters; (3) to facilitate the evaluation of Teacher
Education programs with the end-in-view of helping their graduates whose
qualifications for employment partly hinge on their schools’ level of accreditation;
and (4) to ease apprehensions on reversion to lower status of schools with
expired accreditation levels.

       The AACCUP undertook a number of pre-survey consulting visits in SUCs
and local colleges in 2004.

                   2. Training/Reorientation of Accreditors

       Vis-à-vis the decision of the AACCUP Board of Trustees and the general
membership to embrace Institutional Accreditation, the reorientation of the
regular accreditors to the new scheme came into full swing. This was
undertaken simultaneously with the training of the new accreditors, where the
veteran accreditors assisted in the training of the new ones even as they were
also undergoing reorientation.

       These 4-day training programs were:

       Island    Region            SUC                            Participants

       Luzon      III       Tarlac State University                   21
                  III       Bataan Polytechnic State College          16
                  III       Tarlac College of Agriculture             38
                   I        Don Mariano Marcos Memorial
                            State University                          23
       Visayas    VI        Negros State College of Agriculture       25

                3. Linkages with and Affiliations to National and
                        International Accrediting Bodies

       To boost its image as a dynamic organization the AACCUP, ever willing to
learn even as it shares its expertise with others, had a few of its officials attend
national and international conferences. Attendance ensued in linkages that
proved mutually advantageous to both parties concerned, among which are the

                  a. INQAAHE conference held at Muscat, Oman, on March 22-
                     24, 2004.      Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel, Dr. Ruperto S.
                     Sangalang and Dr. Manuel T. Corpus, President, Vice
                     President and Executive Director of the AACCUP
                     respectively, attended the international assembly of quality
                     assurance agencies;

                  b. Consultation on institutional accreditation with Dr. David
                     Woodhouse, Australian Quality Assurance Agency

                  c. Sponsorship, by Dr. Pimentel and other AACCUP
                     representatives to the 2003 international gathering at the
                     Sheraton in Hongkong, of the organization of the
                     Subnetwork Project on University Qualifications Framework
                     which resulted in the 2004 initial steps toward institutional

                  d. Elevation of the AACCUP, represented by its Executive
                     Director, to the membership of the Asian Pacific Quality
                     Network of INQAAHE Governing Board where the agency
                    would sit. Later, the same official would lead in the study of
                    the qualifications framework and present papers on the issue
                    as they affect INQAAHE members and agencies in the
                    Philippines; and

                 e. Incorporation with the ALCU-COA to form the NNQAA.

      In the very first month of the subject year of this report, the Securities and
Exchange Commission issued the Certificate of Incorporation of the National
Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA) on January 8, 2004. It is
composed of the AACCUP and the Association of Local Colleges and
Universities Commission on Accreditation (ALCU-COA). The initial officers of the
Board of Trustees are as follows: Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel – Chairman; Dr.
Benjamin G. Tayabs – Vice Chairman; Dr. Ceferina C.P. Taringting – Secretary;
and Dr. Carolina P. Danao – Treasurer. The Executive Director is Dr. Manuel T.
Corpus. Later, former CHED Chair Angel C. Alcala and former FAPE President
Abraham I. Felipe joined as members of the Board.

                 4. Publication of a Journal and a Newsletter

       Pursuant to its goal to provide a forum for national and international issues
on accreditation and to have a venue for selected papers of conference
presentors, the AACCUP publishes a journal at least once every two years. This
is supplemented with a Newsletter which comes out semi-annually, the latest of
which will be released during the Annual Conference on February 16-17, 2005.

        5. Preparation of Its Framework of Institutional Accreditation

        In anticipation of the full implementation of Institutional Accreditation,
consultations and workshops had been conducted in various parts of the country
regarding the revised instruments for the new scheme. This year, they were
pilot-tested and later fine-tuned by the Board of Trustees, consultants and faculty
experts in time for the historic launch in February 2005.

      Specifically, drafting/revision of the Survey Instrument, Handbook on
Accreditation and the Framework of Institutional Accreditation for this year was
conducted at the –

              Great Eastern Hotel                      27 participants
              Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
              May 24-27, 2004
             University of Southeastern                16 participants
             Philippines, Davao City
             July 22-23, 2004

             West Visayas State University             17 participants
             Iloilo City, July 26-27, 2004

             Leyte Normal University                   13 participants
             Tacloban City
             August 3-4, 2004

      To date, the following are ready for adoption during the conference:
(1) Framework of Institutional Accreditation; (2) Handbook on Accreditation;
(3) Master Survey Instrument (with minimum standards).

                            III. MAJOR PROBLEMS

         The AACCUP found the following weak points/links as major hindrances
for its successful operation:

             1. The non-release of the long-awaited CHED subsidy which the
                AACCUP feels it is entitled to, just like the private agencies;

             2. Inability to automate data to maximize spatial utilization to effect
                efficient records-keeping;

             3. Limited resources for the operationalization of the NNQAA; and

             4. Lack of personnel to meet the demands of the increasing
                number of SUCs for accreditation services.

                              IV. GOVERNANCE

       The AACCUP is an autonomous body in accordance with law and as
registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Governance rests on
the AACCUP Board of Trustees, the policy making body of the Agency mandated
to meet regularly at least every quarter outside the special/emergency meetings
conducted as the need arises. The officials are as follows:
      A. Officers and Members of the Board of Trustees (2003-2005)

         Dr. Rosario P. Pimentel        -     President and Chairman
         Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang       -     Vice President and Vice
         Dr. Marcela T. Caluscosin      -     Treasurer
         Dr. Nora J. Claravall          -     Auditor
         Dr. Soledad M. Roguel          -     Secretary
         Dr. Danilo S. Hilario          -     Trustee (2004-2005)
         Dr. John S. Imlan              -     Trustee
         Dr. Nilo L. Rosas              -     Trustee
         Dr. Alberto J. Trinidad        -     Trustee (2003-2004)
         Dr. Ester B. Velasquez         -     Trustee

      B. Secretariat

         Dr. Manuel T. Corpus           -     Executive Director
         Dr. Dominic T. Martinez        -     IT Specialist
         Ms. Teresita Fe T. Luzano      -     Cashier
         Mr. Segundo R. Rogelio, Jr.    -     Clerk
         Ms. Marites S. Bolanos         -     Bookkeeper

      C. Consultants

         Dr. Mariano J. Guillermo
         Dr. Catalino P. Rivera
         Dr. Nilo E. Colinares

                                 V. FINANCE

       In the past year, four member institutions were observed to have been
inactive. Activation of membership is most encouraged to strengthen the
AACCUP bond among SUCs and to augment the collection of the accreditation
fees which has become the sole source of funding for accreditation visits and
projects. This measure has been resorted to because, in the past four years, the
AACCUP has not received any CHED subsidy. Despite this inadequacy,
however, the AACCUP has maintained its normal operations, its financial
requirements answered by the annual dues; and the membership, accreditation,
and training fees.

      The income realized for calendar year 2004 consisted of the annual dues,
accreditation and consultancy fees, sale of instruments, annual convention,
midyear conference, workshops and trainings. The income statement as of
December 31, 2004 shows a total income of P 2,695,575.10. The excess of
income over expenses of P 533,933.68 is explained as follows:

      Excess of income over expenses CY 2003                         P 455,472.22
      Add: Depreciation expense CY 2003                                142,384.44
      Amount available for CY 2004                                     597,856.66
      Excess of income over expenses CY 2004 (P 533,933.68)
      Add: Depreciation expense 2004             73,510.14           (460,423.54)
      Amount available for 2005                                      P 137,433.12

       Fixed assets were reported with 10% of cost and depreciation using the
straight line method with 10% salvage value of all properties, plant and


      1. Launch the Institutional Accreditation Scheme to present a more robust
         image for the AACCUP and to reveal to the whole accreditation world
         the advanced stage SUCs have reached;

      2. Begin with institutional accreditation for SUCs;

      3. Use the newly-revised instrument to continue with accreditation by

      4. Maximize efforts in the work for the release of the AACCUP’s share of
         the CHED subsidy for accreditation;

      5. Select and retrain experienced accreditors;

      6. Undertake all pre-implementation activities for the revised instruments
         vis-à-vis the retraining sessions;

      7. Help organize and/or strengthen the internal assessment bodies of

      8. Strengthen the AACCUP’s linkages with national and international
         quality assurance bodies;

      9. Continue with the dissemination of updates and information on

      10. Invite foreign experts of accreditation for the training of trainors; and
          accreditors on institutional accreditation.
      812 Future Point Plaza I, 112 Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Q.C.
                               INCOME STATEMENT
                               As of December 31, 2004

     ANNUAL DUES                                                                1,010,000.00
     ACCREDITATION & CONSULTANCY FEE                                            1,262,000.00
     INSTRUMENT & OTHER INCOME                                                     78,678.09
            Registration Fees & Materials                      1,818,600.00
            Less: Convention Expenses                          1,600,109.68      218,490.32
     Mid Year Conference
            Registration Fees & Materials                          920,200.00
            Less: Conference Expenses                              821,371.41     98,828.59
     Workshops and Trainings
            Registration Fees & Materials                          388,000.00
            Less: Workshop/Training Expenses                       360,421.90     27,578.10

TOTAL INCOME/REVENUE                                                            2,695,575.10
      Salaries & Wages                                          489,260.98
      Other Personnel Benefits                                   46,400.00
      Honoraria/Token                                           865,127.64
      Meals & Snacks                                            135,492.43
      Traveling Expenses                                      1,088,804.71
      Telephone, Telegraph & Internet                           181,066.70
      Contributions                                              30,688.10
      Supplies & Materials                                       82,460.99
      Electricity                                                80,442.85
      Taxes & Licenses                                              500.00
      Professional Fees                                           4,000.00
      Repairs & Maintenance                                       7,052.00
      Membership & Financial Assistance                          61,500.50
      Printing Expenses                                          37,328.00
      Association Dues                                           25,490.34
      Depreciation-Office Equipment                              38,925.54
      Depreciation-IT Equipment                                  21,081.00
      Depreciation-Office Furniture and Fixtures                 13,503.60
      Miscellaneous                                              20,383.40      3,229,508.78
EXCESS INCOME OVER EXPENSES                                                      (533,933.68)

       Audited by:                            Certified Correct:

       DR. NORA J. CLARAVALL                  MARITES S. BOLANOS
              Auditor                         Accountant/Bookkeeper
      812 Future Point Plaza I, 112 Panay Avenue, South Triangle, Q.C.
                                 BALANCE SHEET
                                  December 31, 2004


       Cash in Bank (LBP)                                     199,689.11
       Cash Advance for Accreditation & Operation             203,902.65
FIXED ASSETS                                                                  403,591.76
       Office Equipment (net)                                 230.063.74
       Office Furnitures & Fixtures (net)                     103,744.00
       IT Equipment (net)                                      61,844.00
       Real Property                                        1,921,563.94     2,317,215.68
TOTAL ASSETS                                                                 2,720,807.44

                                  LIABILITIES & EQUITY
LIABILITIES    SSS Premium Payable                               2,709.00
               Philhealth Payable                                  650.00
               Pag-ibig Premium Payable                          1,800.00       5,159.00

EQUITY       AACCUP Equity                                   3,249,582.12
             Add: Excess of Income over Expenses              (533,933.68)   2,715,648.44
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                                                 2,720,807.44

               Audited:                             Certified Correct:

               (Sgd.) DR. NORA J. CLARAVALL         (Sgd.) MARITES S. BOLANOS
                            Auditor                        Accountant/Bookkeeper
TOMAS M MANINAG, C.P.A.                        1129 Quiricada St.,
C.P.A. Cert. # 11451                                Tondo, Manila
TIN # 139-242-634


#812 Future Point Plaza !
112 Panay Ave. South Triangle
Quezon City

       I have examined the accompanying balance sheet of ACCREDITING
as of December 31, 2004 and the related statements of income and retained
earnings for the year that ended.         These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Company’s management. My responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements based on my audit.

        I conducted my audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing
standards. Those standards required that I plan and perform the audits to obtain
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material
misstatement. An audit includes examining the test basis evidence supporting
the amount and disclosures in the financial statement. An audit also includes
assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by
management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation.
I believe that my audits provide reasonable basis for my opinion.

      In my opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the financial position of ACCREDITING AGENCY OF
December 31, 2004 and the result of its operation for the period then ended in
conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.

                                               (Sgd) TOMAS M. MANINANG
                                                    CPA CERT # 11451
                                                    PTR # 3590506
                                                    Issued on: 01/06/05
                                                City of Manila
February, 2005
Manila Philippines
                         February 16-17, 2005

                               REGION I


Dr. Amelia O Bacungan              Dr. Alejandro V. Directo
Dr. Marcela T. Caluscosin          Dr. Florante O. Vizcarra
Dr. Miriam S. Cervantes            Dr. Fernando C. Calibuso
Prof. Marina S. Quesada            Dr. Olivia C. Directo
Dr. Manuel T. Libao                Dr. Wilma M. Ponce
Dr. Julie N. Mazon
Dr. Editha T. Vasay                MARIANO MARCOS STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Honorio C. Buccat
Dr. Salvacion C. Loyola            Dr. Nancy GB. Balantac
Dr. Elsie M. Pacho                 Dr. Joselito L. Nolinco
Dr. Grace D. Runas                 Dr. Eduardo T. Borja
Dr. Lilito D. Gavina
Dr. Mario B. Mendoza               PANGASINAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Prof. Estrella Rizalino
Dr. Virginia O. Rudio              Dr. Rodolfo V. Asanion
Dr. Gil de la Vega                 Dr. Monolito C. Manuel
Dr. Merlyn H. Caoile               Dr. Zenaida Suyat
Dr. Eduardo C. Corpuz              Dr. Melendre Esguerra
Dr. Clarita O. Manzano             Dr. Rodrigo Javier
Dr. Rogelio C. Tanagon
Engr. Elson H. Yumul
Dr. Eufemia D. Calica              Dr. Lauro B. Tacbas
Dr. Salvador H. Jucar              Dr. Lumen H. Almachar
Dr. Concepcion L. Bederio          Dr. Cerefina S. Ambre
Dr. Eric F. Salamanca              Engr. Rey M. Basilio
                                   Dr. Milagros Remular
CITY COLLEGE OF URDANETA           Dr. Wilma F. Medrano
                                   Dr. Jimmy Soria
Ester A. Froda                     Prof. Gilbert R. Arce
Librada E. Tablada
Maria Loreta A. Lozano
Elizabeth A. Montera

                                            Dr. Percyveranda A. Lubrica
Dr. Hambelina B. Molina                     Dr. Marian Grace A. Gascon
Dr. Gloria C. Banganan                      Dr. Edna Chua
Dr. Eusebia R. Pagluanan
Prof. Estrelita M. Vasquez                  IFUGAO STATE COLLEGE OF
Prof. Noel B. Begnalen                      AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Prof. Norma V. Viernes
                                            Dr. Lourdes P. Baliguat

                                            Atty. Florentino Manalatas
Dr. Edarlina A. Fakat

                                      REGION II

                               ISABELA STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Romeo R. Quilang                        Quirino G. Lucas
Dr. Emerenciana B. Claravall                Clarinda C. Galiza
Dr. Thelma A. Lanuza                        Felipe P. Ammugauan
Dr. Robinson M. Perez                       Joel L. Reyes
Dr. Editha F. Ausa                          Julpha M. Agustin
Dr. Janet B. Quilang                        Dr. Arthur L. Razon
Prof. Richard C. Ramirez                    Prof. Rutelia L. Pascual
William R. Eustaquio                        Dr. Susan C. Vallejo
Aurea A. Dela Cruz                          Prof. CLarina S. Sarmiento
Leticia O. Gaño                             Dr. Lorelie T. Taggueg
Wilfredo G. Lim


Dr. Evelacio M. Corpuz                      Sabas B. Padua
Dr. Juan V. Fontanilla, Jr.

                                      REGION III


Dr. Bonifacio R. Dumlao                     Dr. Herminio L. Miguel
Dr. Maximo Eisma                            Dr. Mercedes G. Sanchez
Dr. Maria Fe V. Roman                       Mrs. Mary Ann V. Casupanan
Mrs. Alicia Estrella
                                       Dr. Danilo S. Faustino
Dr. Josie A. Valdez                    Dr. Danilo S. Hilario
Dr. Gerardo I. Mendoza                 Ms. Rosario Poniado
Dr. Herminio B. Giron                  Dr. Antonio del Rosario
Prof. Roberto C. Wagan                 Dr. Cecile Geronimo
Dr. Susan C. Santos                    Dr. Evelina Exconde
                                       Mr. Jaime Pulumbarit
                                       Ms. Teresita Hitosis

                                       ARTS AND TRADES
Dr. Rodolfo C. Undan
Dr. Marilou G. Abon                    Dr. Laura Miriam B. Buenviaje
Dr. Soledad M. Roguel                  Arch. Hermel S. Sotiangco
Dr. Melissa E. Agulto                  Prof., Francisca M. Carreon
                                       Engr. Reden M. Hernandez

                                       Dr. Emelita C. Kempis
Dr. Gemiliano C. Calling               Dr. Epifania S. Gosioco
Dr. Angel A. Pangilinan                Dr. Teresita S. Teodoro
Dr. Juan R. Aglubat
Mr. Reynaldo J. Morales                PHILIPPINE MERCHANT MARINE
Dr. Leonardo L. Navarro                ACADEMY
Prof. Rodolfo M. Soriano
Dr. Hilario C. Ortiz                   Capt. Norberto C. Mora
Dr. Nenita L. Pongco                   Cdr. Emmanuel B. Santos

                                       Dr. Philip B. Ibarra
Dr. Irene M. Ebal                      Dr. Maria Teresa S.J. Valdez
Dr. Domingo C. Edaño                   Dr. Max P. Guillermo
Prof. Cornelio Garcia                  Dr. Ester L. Mercado
Dr. Thelma Meer
Dr. Ricardo Reyes                      TARLAC STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Feliciano Rosete
Dr. Iluminda Castor                    Dr. Dolores G. Matias
Dr. Renato Ruba                        Dr. Priscila Viuya
                                       Dr. Myrna Mallari

                                 REGION IV-A


Dr. Rolando L. Lontoc, Sr.             Dr. Edelito C. Dimailig
Dr. Marites Manlungat                  Prof. Rosalinda M. Mendoza
Prof. Ma. Carmen L. Vidal              Mrs. Imelda Biasbas
Prof. Araceli H. Luna                  Prof. Felicisimo B. Diadio
Prof. Benedicto S. Noriega
Prof. Myrna A. Coliat

Dr. Ruperto S. Sangalang                              Eleanor M. Vibar
Dr. Lorna I. Penales
Dr. Constancia G. Cueno                               LAGUNA STATE POLYTECHNIC COLLEGE
Dr. Yolanda A. Ilagan
Dr. Celso S. Crucido                                  Dr. Ricardo A. Wagan
Mrs. Leonita Costa                                    Dr. Olivia P. Magpily
                                                      Dr. Ruperto C. Espinueva
SOUTHERN LUZON POLYTECHNIC                            Dir. Roman V. Austria
COLLEGE                                               Dr. Teresa M. Yambao
                                                      Dr. Mario Pasion
Dr. Teresita Gascon                                   Dr. Edith Olan
Dr. Walberto A. Macaraan                              Dean Lydia R. Chavez
Dr. Conrado L. Abraham
Dr. Clarissa D. Maguyon

Dr. Victor S. Vitto, Sr.
Dr. Rosalina J. Villero                               Mrs. Judith G. Gamit
Eulogio R. Medina                                     Mr. Reynaldo F. Escalada
Leonida O. Insigne                                    Engr. Francisco L. Felipe
Dr. Meldina R. Regio                                  Mrs. Nimfa B. Pastraña

                           AND TECHNOLOGY

                           Dr. Angelito A. Bacudo
                           Dr. Cecilia G. Salazar
                           Dr. Levy B. Arago, Jr.
                           Dr. Jesse T. Zamora
                           Mrs. Edna G. Piol
                           Mrs. Gregoria C. Pesigan
                           Mr. Vicente Hernandez
                           Mrs. Consuelo M. Untalan

                                            REGION IV-B


Dr. Erlinda A. Ganapin                                Prof. Lily Ocapan
                                                      Dr. Concepto Magay
ROMBLON STATE COLLEGE                                 Judith Madarcos
                                                      Dr. Estrella Ponce de Leon
Amada Mayuga
Edgar F. Fadallan
                              REGION V


Dr. Susana C. Cabredo               Prof. Manolo A. Carbonell
Dr. Epifania B. Nuñez               Dr. Ela N. Regondola
Dr. Ofelia S. Vega                  Dr. Erlinda J. Porcincula
Dr. Heidi C. Dyangko                Dr. Lydia R. Salamero
Dr. Antonio P. Payonga              Dr. Nora B. Abarca
Dr. Leonila B. Barbacena
Dr. Julieta B. Borres               CAMARINES SUR STATE AGRICULTURAL
Prof. Wilhelmina M. Nerveza         COLLEGE

                                    Dr. Yolanda L. Castroverde
Dr. Monsito G. Ilarde               Dr. Belen A. Relleno
Mr. Ferdinand B. Valencia           Prof. Lorena F. Hernandez
Mrs. Luzviminda A. Fajardo
Dr. Amparo A. Nieves                PARTIDO STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Araceli E. Carreras
Dr. Richard Cordial                 Dr. Modesto D. Detera
Dr. Arly B. Balingbing              Dr. Minda P. Formalejo
Engr. Lino D. Berango               Dr. Seneca Z. Tacurda
                                    Mr. Dennis D. Pena
CATANDUANES STATE COLLEGES          Mrs. Agnes R. Pesimo
                                    Engr. Jose D. Paat
Dr. Asuncion V. Asetre              Mrs. Salvacion S. Enrile
Dr. Evelyn Bagadiong                Dr. Nita V. Morallo
Dr. Rosario T. Azanza               Dr. Erlinda P. Orgaya
Dr. Lilia V. Briñes
Dr. Asuncion V. San Juan            DR. EMILIO B. ESPINOSA, SR. MEMORIAL
Prof. Josefina A. Buena             STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND
Prof. Ruben A. Velasco              TECHNOLOGY

SORSOGON STATE COLLEGE              Salvador T. Turco
                                    Dr. Magno S. Onag, Jr.
Dr. Augusto R. Nieves               Alfredo B. Atendido
Dr. Ruby L. Leander
Mr. Alfredo D. Donor                BICOL INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND

                                    Ernesto A. Pamada

                              REGION VI

Mrs. Lea I Dulla
Dr. Elenita B. Andrade              Dr. Remia J. Tipon
Dr. Benny A. Palma                  Dr. Victoria L. Ojas
                                    Dr. Orlando Z. Benales
                                    Dr. Renato B. Salmingo

Prof. Josephine G. Piodena      Dr. Milagros Motillano
Instr. Josie H. Gaitano         Dr. Elvira C. Delgado
Prof. Jose A. Villasis          Dr. Marlon L. Barinos
                                Nenita M. Barido
                                Leonora O. Billena

AGRICULTURE                     COLLEGE

Dr. Marcelino A. Dechavez       Dr. Wenceslao O. Sison
Dr. Joel A. Perez               Mrs. Hilda A. Magtiza
                                Dr. Edna T. Suganob
CAPIZ STATE UNIVERSITY          Dr. Francis B. Gasapo
                                Dr. Severa M. Francisco
Dr. Rochellir D. Dadivas        Mr. Juan A. Longno
Dr. Annabell E. Villaruel       Mrs. Araceli F. Habaradas
Dr. Nicolas A. Braña, Jr.       Mr. Ricardo R. Ayupan
Dr. Merlita Navarra             Mrs. Tessie A. Masongsong
Dr. Aladino L. Leccio           Dr. Hermogene R. Guangco
Dr. Geronimo Gregorio           Mrs. Magelia P. Cubar
Dr. Nenita Beluso
Ms. Herminia Gomez              NORTHERN NEGROS STATE COLLEGE OF
Dr. Lucy A. Beluso              SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Sykum Legarda
Dr. Evaristo Magoncia           Dr. Romulo Sismo
Dr. Primitivo V. Bangcoyo       Dr. Rogelio Aktajo

                                SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Eda C.Ticao
Dr. Lourdes N. Morano           Dr. Luis M. Sorolla, Jr.
Dr. Alberto J. Trinidad         Dr. Antonio D. Sanica
Dr. Purita P. Bilbao            Dr. Marjorie A. Caipang
Dr. Henry J. Andora             Dr.Emma Q. Quidato
Dr. Merna R. Lopez              Dr. Nehema K. Misola
Dr. Merline S. Pocesion         Mrs. Nida T. Gomez
Ms. Rosita R. Luntao            Dr. Raul F. Muyong
Prof. Eleanor C. Bugante        Dr. Ma. Eugenita C. Capaciete
Dr. Jeremias L. Convocar
Prof. Lucy L. Cadiz             POLYTECHNIC STATE COLLEGE OF
Prof. Raymond B. Gemora         ANTIQUE
Dr. Antonio S. Urbano
Dr. Eleodoro Alicante           Mr. Vicente V. Aguilar
Dr. Oscar R. Jaballa            Mrs. Nelida A. Alecando
Prof. Gabriel C. Delariarte     Dr. Lauro G. Peralez
Prof. Ophelia F. Julit          Dr. Yolanda T. Garcesa
                                Mrs. Solita T. Atienza
                             LA CARLOTA CITY COLLEGE

                             Dr. Amelia I. Valera
                             Dr. Fatima G. Bullos
                             Prof. Lydia Peñafiel
                             Prof. Rasel G. Reyes

                                      REGION VII

Dr. Ester B. Velasquez
Dr. Zosimo A. Pañares                        Dr. Pedrito C. Pontillas
Dr. Marilou B. Ong                           Dr. Severino R. Romano
                                             Dr. Florencio L. Ramos
                                             Engr. Edgar O. Emphasis

                                             AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND
Dr. Henry A. Sojor                           TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Winhelda N. Baquilta
Dr. Bernardina E. Dueñas                     Dr. Elpidio T. Magante
Dr. Juanita B. Solis                         Dr. Louis T. Palapar
Dr. Arsenia A. ALbito                        Dr. Dioscoro A. Avergonzado
Dr. Libertine C. de Guzman                   Dr. Inocencio L. Cosare
Dr. Ponciano O. Julom                        Mr. Arnulfo C. Olandria
                                             Prof. Ramon A. Poyos

                              SIQUIJOR STATE COLLEGE

                              Dr. Dominador Q. Cabanganan
                              Dr. Rosita T. Bidad
                              Dr. Virgie B. Maquibas

                                      REGION VIII


Dr. Teresita B. Caharop                      Dr. Ma. Socorro C. Gicain
Dr. Elpidio M. Cabacaba                      Dr. Danilo M. Quinto
Dr. Emilia L. Baquilod                       Dr. Gualberto V. Gariando
                                             Dr. Josie Y. Refuerzo
LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY                       Dr. Lilian D. Estorninos
                                             Dr. Leonita Herrera
Dr. Manuel K. Palomar                        Dr. Iluminado C. Nical
Dr. Justiniano L. Seroy


Engr. Rossini B. Romero                      Dr. Simon Babalcon
Dr. Susan Bentor                             Dr. Eusebio Pacolor
Dr. Nenita Sereño                            Dr. Marilyn Cardoso
                                             Dr. Meldrito B. Valles

Dr. Leonardo G. Oñate                            Dr. Delia T. Combista
                                                 Dr. Flordeliza M. Sison
SOUTHERN LEYTE STATE UNIVERSITY                  Prof. Mateo B. Duites
                                                 Dr. Norberto C. Olavides
Dr. Leonardo L. Manalo                           Dr. Erlinda I. Igot
Dr. Stella Marie Consul                          Dr. Ludivina C. Labtic
Dr. Bernardo B. Cabahug
Ms. Annabelle M. Hufalar                         UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN PHILIPPINES
Dr. Demetria J. Linguaje
Dr. Lamberto Badeo                               Dr. Mindanilla B. Broto
Dr. Pablo V. Suarez                              Dr. Zenaida S. Lucero

                        TIBURCIO TANCINCO MEMORIAL

                        Ms. Sofia L. Broncano
                        Dr. Aida L. Tobes
                        Dr. Remedios T. Tomnob
                        Dr. Avelina N. Bergado
                        Dr. Fe C. Montecalvo
                        Dr. Lorna O. de Veyra
                        Engr. Romeo Santos
                        Dr. Lydia delos Reyes

                                        REGION IX

                                                 MARINE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Edgar S. Balbuena
Dr. Cecilia S. Saguin                            Dr. Ernie A. Caraecle
                                                 Dr. Patricia L. Manejero
ZAMBOANGA CITY STATE POLYTECHNIC                 Ms. Evelyn B. Campos
COLLEGE                                          Prof. Edgar N. Atilano
                                                 Ms. Florinda V. Garcia
Dr. Lionel R. Villavieja
Dr. David T. Taleon
Dr. Edwin L. Evangelista

                                        REGION X


Dr. Victor M. Barroso                            Dr. Emmanuel A. Lariosa
Prof. Leonardo C. Eduave
Dr. Remedios G.T. Barroso                        MISAMIS ORIENTAL STATE COLLEGE OF
Dr. Sol G. Simbulan                              AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Dr. Cornelia T. Partosa
                                                 Dr. Juan A. Nagtalon
MIDANAO POLYTECHNIC STATE COLLEGE                Dr. Elizar M. Elmundo
                                                 Prof. Elvira T. Salatan
Dr. Montano F. Salvador
Mr. Ivanhoe S. Oñate
                                            REGION XI

                                                   SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Prof. Rosario B. Saligan
Prof. Julieta S. Abarquez                          Prof. Genelyn C. Lim
                                                   Prof. Carmela N. Hadia

                                                   Dr. Apolinar D. Cenabre
Prof. Sevilla S. Yobueno                           Dr. Milagros D. Arquillano
                                                   Dr. Daniel T. Ugay, Jr.
                                                   Dr. Rosario Garcia

                                            REGION XII

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY                             COLLEGE

Dr. Makalutang B. Luna                             Dr. Dingan C. Ali
Dr. Zacaria E. Dalam                               Dr. Francisco P. Balucas, Jr.
Dr. Rebecca M. Colcol
Prof. Norodin C. Ali                               SULTAN KUDARAT POLYTECHNIC STATE
                                                   Dr. Nelson T. Binag
Dr. Jerson N. Orejudos                             Dr. Rolando F. Hechanova
Dr. Sergio P. Revuelta                             Dr. Remedios P. Dellera
                                                   Dr. Rebecca L. Loja
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MINDANAO                    Dr. Dolorcita E. Pauya
                                                   Dr. Alberto T. Barquilla
Dr. Virgilio G. Oliva                              Dr. Jesusa O. Ortuoste
Dr. Grace G. Lopez                                 Dr. Modesto S. Agaylan
Dr. Ma. Minda A. Yap                               Dr. Chita M. Mosquera
Dr. Joy Gloria P. Sabutan                          Dr. Jerry L. Marquez
Dr. Riceli C. Mendoza                              Dr. Jazer O. Castañeda
Dr. Evelyn T. Cabading                             Dr. Alicia L. Manondog



Dr. Doroteo E. Jaquias                             Dr. Remegita C. Olvida
Dr. Juarlito V. Garcines                           Dr. Rebecca S. Sanchez
Dr. Estrella S. Dinopol                            Dr. Elenita S. Santamaria
Prof. Nilda G. Abangolan                           Mrs. Trindad E. Laguesma
Prof. Cherry J. Amador                             Mr. Rene Q. Diaz

                           NORTHERN MINDANAO STATE INSTITUTE
                           OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

                            Dr. Edgar W. Ignacio

                                              STATE COLLEGE
Dr. Sururia A. Abad
Dr. Abdurasa S. Arasid                        Dr. Mangigin B. Adiong
Prof. Gregorio P. Concepcion


                                              Dr. Reynaldo P. Roca
Dr. Maura V. Bautista                         Dr. Bernard R. Ramirez
Dr. Elizabeth E. Soriano
Prof. Violeta M. Reyes                        TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY OF THE
Dr. Noel B. Cabrera                           PHILIPPINES

PHILIPPINE NORMAL UNIVERSITY                  Mrs. Darla C. Diamante
                                              Prof. Cenon B. Arrieta II
Dr. Lydia P. Lalunio                          Dr. Milagros I. Cachola
Dr. Estefania S. De Guzman                    Prof. Fe D. Ramos
Prof. Marites C. Geronimo                     Dr. Emiliana VR. Tadeo
Dr. Lolita H. Nava                            Prof. Teodines P. Garcia
Dr. Angelita D. Romero                        Arch. Vicente Daulong
Dr. Lucila B. Langanlangan                    Dr. Ma. Dolores T. Tabanera
Dr. Daylinda J. Tampus                        Ms. Belen S. Junia
Dr. Alberto A. Rico                           Prof. Susan Nuñez
Prof. Lualhati I. Dotano

                               POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
                               OF THE PHILIPPINES

                               Dr. Samuel M. Salvador
                               Dr. Gloria T. Baysa
                               Dr. Victoria C. Naval
                               Dr. Milagrina A. Gomez

     DR. ROSARIO P. PIMENTEL                                  DR. ESTER B. VELASQUEZ
     President and Chairman of the Board                      Trustee

     DR. NELSON T. BINAG                                      DR. ALBERTO J. TRINIDAD
     Vice President and Vice-Chairman                         Trustee

     DR. JOHN S. IMLAN                                        DR. GRACE G. LOPEZ
     Trustee                                                  Trustee

     DR. DANILO S. HILARIO                                    DR. ALADINO L. LECCIO
     Auditor and Trustee                                      Trustee

     DR. MARCELA T. CALUSCOSIN                                DR FLORINDA V. GARCIA
     Secretary and Trustee                                    Trustee

     DR. RUPERTO S. SANGALANG                                 DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS
     Trustee                                                  Ex-Officio

                           SECRETARIAT AND CONSULTANTS GROUP

                                     DR. MANUEL T. CORPUS
                                         Executive Director

Consultant                          Consultant                      Consultant

Cashier                             Bookkeeper                      Part-time Staff

IT Specialist                       Program Officer                 Part-time Staff

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