“Nire-rehistro ko auf der Platte na walang legal na batayan ang pagpasok ng CHED sa IRR ng free tertiary education ng return service requirement (I indicated in the minutes that CHED has no legal basis to include the service requirement back in the IRR), ” said Tinio. Universities can implement a return service. It`s part of the powers of all universities… If a university wants to develop a return service, no one can stop it,” De Vera Rappler said on the sidelines of CHED`s budget briefings in the Senate on Thursday, September 20. According to the IRR for RA 10931, “State universities and colleges (CS) and local universities (LUCs) “formulate and implement a return service agreement (RSA) system for students who benefit from free higher education under their admission and retention guidelines.” Not all of us have followed that path. Some competed with graduates from other medical schools by comfortably filling the places for further specialized training at Metro Manila. Some have gone abroad. And yet, there have been those who have joined Doc Dalvie, out of a desire to give something back in exchange for their training, subsidized as with taxpayers` money. While I was watching the show, I couldn`t help but think that when the Return Service Agreement was designed for students at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, that kind of doctor had to be what the university had in mind. The agreement, of which we were the first signatories, obliges us to serve our Father three of the first five years following the conclusion. The definition of “service” has gradually become more flexible, allowing us to undergo ongoing training in private hospitals during this period, but the agreement has been developed to address the shortage of doctors and other health professionals in different parts of the country. In theory, we would be invited to detach ourselves from the metropolis and go deep, where poor Filipinos were even waiting for medical care waiting in underserved areas. The provision agreement is an absolute admission requirement for the CHW (SHS), Health Sciences Programs (CAMP, CN, CP, CPH, SHS), DDM and MD. Why stop a return service? Tinio argued that the program “went beyond the law” and deprived students of the true meaning of “free education.” He said higher education would not really be free if students had to offer work to continue studying at state universities.
On August 3, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed RA 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, which grants full scholarships to students at public and local universities and colleges and public vocational schools, cnnphilippines.com reported August 5. In his “Compassion, Our Common Ground” speech, Concepcion highlighted UP`s global vision, “as a leading regional and global university in an environment that maintains 21st century learning, knowledge creation and public service for society and humanity.” MANILA — The University Commission (CHED) has agreed to remove the “return service request” from the enforcement provisions and regulations (IRR) of Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. According to an online article published in March, CHED Officer-In-Charge J. Prospero de Vera III said that as they are now government scholars, it is right for them to return money or favor to the public in the form of service.