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SSC-R Manila, as a Catholic learning institution as administered by the Augustinian Recollect (OAR) Priests, adheres to have quality management by defining the “quality of programs and services” being offered to all members of the community. With this, OAPD needs research and development, regular and effective inspection, planning and evaluation and quality control to detect theprocesses and services that do not meet quality standards. More so, the department needs to uphold the programs and services that shall meet the local and international quality standards  by implementing the quality management principles, quality assurance and total quality management. Quality Assurance is more than just testing the quality of the various aspects of the institution’s product (the students), its service or facility. It also includes analyzing the quality to make sure it conforms to specific requirements of the school’s leadership and complies with the school’s established goals of attaining globally competitive standard.

Quality Assurance Mechanism (QAM) is a method used by SSC-R Manila in managing all its educational programs and activities that affect the quality of services in order to prevent faults, damages and failures. Quality Assurance in SSC-R Manila is an ongoing process that ensures the delivery of agreed standards. These agreed standards should make sure every system, of which the quality is assured, has the potential ability to achieve a high quality of content. Quality Assurance should not be confused with accreditation. Accreditation process is just part of the Quality Assurance System.

It is in this context that the Office of the Accreditation, Planning and Development (OAPD) exists in the College for systematic monitoring and evaluation to ensure that standards of quality are being met.



The following are the goals of OAPD:

  1. To achieve the highest level of national accreditation  as granted by the accrediting local and international agencies;
  2. To ensure that the  policies and guidelines are clear and the processes are assessed through accreditation and planning to validate that the SSC-R Manila’s services are capable of meeting the needs of the internal and external stakeholders; and
  3. To facilitate the continuous process of educational improvements in all levels.


Guided by its Life Purpose, Vision and Mission, San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila, OAPD commits itself with the following objectives:

A. On Accreditation

  1. To administer and monitor the assessment and accreditation activities to ensure the maintenance of standards, school policies, quality assurance mechanisms and the accomplishment of targets in compliance with the requirements of the local and international accrediting agencies, DepEd, TESDA, CHED and other government agencies;
  2. To coordinate with other units/ offices (internal and external) in the implementation and monitoring of the requirements, programs and services; and
  3. To document pertinent papers for exhibits and references on the assessment, evaluation and accomplishment of SSC-R Manila.

B. On Planning and Development

  1. To assist the school administration in conducting the institutional and departmental annual,  midyear/term and the 5-year development planning;
  2. To facilitate the growth and development of the school  through efficient and effective planning, formulation of policies and coordination with the different offices of the college;
  3. To ensure the regular revisit by the appropriate committee of the school’s organizational structure, life purpose, vision, mission, core values, institutional objectives, manuals and other institutional policies and procedures; and
  4. To conduct monitoring activities, suggest ways to improve school operation, and help establish local and international tie ups/linkages.


 On Accreditation Matters

  1. Conducts regular orientation program on the nature, process and importance of accreditation;
  2. Provides continuous assistance in the conduct of evaluation and assessment of programs and services through the use of the Self- Survey Forms provided by the Accrediting Agencies, DepEd and CHED;
  3. Provides continuous assistance to the different office in the preparation of documents for exhibits during the accreditation visits of the accrediting agencies, RQAT of CHED, etc.;
  4. Monitors the implementation of the standards and quality and provides updated memos and announcements from Accrediting agencies, DepEd, TESDA, CHED and other government agencies;
  5. Provides a depository of Accreditation-related and other pertinent documents of the school;
  6. Provides to all requesting individuals and offices in SSC-R Manila and other Recollect schools the necessary data related to accreditation and planning for the development, further studies, benchmarking and research; and
  7. Provides consultancy services related to accreditation and planning.

On Planning Matters

  1. Facilitates in the conduct of regular yearly, midterm and 5-year planning and evaluation ;
  2. Provides to all offices the  forms, documents and other materials necessary in the conduct of evaluation and planning;
  3. Consolidates, disseminates and monitors the annual and monthly institutional calendar of activities; and
  4. Serves as member of the different committees and other functions designated by the President to revisit the manuals, organizational structure, V-M-CV-IO, development programs and activities.
on Accreditation

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Accreditation News and Updates

On K to 12 Updates

DepEd Visit for Grades 11 & 12 Application           Last April 2, 2014, two (2) DepEd officials, namely: Dr. Ma. Teresa A. Namoro, OIC Chief-Secondary Education Division and Dr. Luz S. Almeda, Director for DepEd NCR conducted an on-site visit at SSC-R Manila...

On Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Updates

New Course Offering for AY 2014-2015 Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. After the visit of the CHED monitoring team last February 11, 2014, CHED issued an initial permit to offer BA in Journalism course. Ph.D. in Theology. Last May 2014, CHED granted the permit to offer...

On Accreditation Updates

          The High School and Grade School departments passed the PAASCU accreditation and were granted a Level III Re-Accreditation status for a period of five (5) years until 2018. The PAASCU Re-Survey Visit schedules were the following: Grade School – February...
on Planning

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Planning News and Updates

On Benchmarking and Linkages

Additional Linkages for AY 2013-2014 (with MOA/MOU) o      International Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand o      National Schools University of Northern Philippines, Ilocos Sur (College of Arts and Sciences) Lyceum Northwestern University, Dagupan City...

PAASCU and Autodesk, Inc. Partnership

The PAASCU Commission on Engineering, Computer Science and Technology Education (CECSTE) hosted a two-day workshop last August 14-15, 2014 at Hotel Benilde Maison de La Salle, Arellano Avenue corner Estrada St., Malate, Manila. The two-day workshop covered the...

Staff Attend Marian, Popes Exhibit

In response to the invitation of the Catholic Radio Station, Radio Veritas to the “Marian and the Popes Exhibit” at the SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City, the OAPD staff together with other office personnel and the faculty members of the Institute of Religious Education and...

PAASCU holds General Assembly

The PAASCU, for the first time in its history, will hold two separate events for the 2014 PAASCU General Assembly on November 24-25 at the Hotel Benilde Maison de La Salle, Malate, Manila. The assembly will focus on “Issues and Trends in Education: Implications for...


The administrative organization for San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila includes the Office of Accreditation, Planning and Development (OAPD), which is directly under the supervision of the Office of the President. The office is under the direction of the Director of OAPD who is appointed by the President with the approval of the School Board.

Duties and Responsibilities Director Staff
OAPD Structure
Contact Details:


Rodrigo F. Ponce, Jr., Ph.D.
Director, Office of Accreditation, Planning and Development (OAPD)
Director, Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP) Center
Mobile:             +639479788191
Trunkline:        (02) 734-8931 loc. 183, 184, 151
Fax:                  (02) 734-8931 loc. 184


3rd Floor College Building (St. Monica Building)
San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila
C.M. Recto Avenue, Manila

Email:               rodsscr@yahoo.com 


PAASCU    www.paascu.org.ph
CHED Memos    www.ched.gov.ph http://www.ched.gov.ph/index.php/ issuances-latest/
DepEd Memos    www.deped.gov.ph

Liezel Acedillo-Vidal
Staff, OAPD
Mobile:             +639157196316/+639499466818
Trunkline:        (02) 734-8931 loc. 151


3rd Floor College Building (St. Monica Building)
San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila
C.M. Recto Avenue, Manila

Email:               liezelvidal@gmail.com /august_jeffliz@yahoo.com
Ma. Estrella Dris Abac
Staff, OAPD
Mobile:             +639055080056
Trunkline:        (02) 734-8931 loc. 151


3rd Floor College Building (St. Monica Building)
San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila
C.M. Recto Avenue, Manila

Email:               lala0792@yahoo.com



San Sebastian College – Recoletos Manila
Claro M. Recto Ave., Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel. Nos.; 734-8931 to 39