The cluster assembly of the Association of Higher Education Institutions in Region IV-A (AHEIR4A) headed by its President, Amado L. Magsino, Ph.D., was held on 18 September 2009 at the San Sebastian College Recoletos-Canlubang (SSCRC), Laguna. The assembly featured the Roadshow Presentation of CHED Milestones and Action Plan under the new Regional Director, Leonida S. Calagui, Ph.D.
The Sebastinian Recollect Grooverz led the Doxology. Rev. Fr. Anthony A. Morillo, OAR, SSCRC President delivered the welcome remarks whereas, Dr. Magsino introduced the seventy (70) participants from the thirty one (31) HEIs in his opening remarks. The Regional AHEIR IV-A President Mr. Juan Lozano of De La Salle Lipa gave the overview of the Association.
In the absence of the AHEIR IV-A Laguna Cluster’s P.R.O. and President of the NYK-TGD Maritime Academy Engr. Wilson Travina, the CHED Chief of Education Program Specialist, Dr. Digna Lanuza introduced the assembly’s guest speaker, Dr. Leonida S. Calagui. Before her presentation, an intermission number was rendered by SSCRC’s 4th year BSHRM student, Ms. Blessing Joy Antido with the song “Para Sa Akin”. Dr. Vilma Atienza of the University of Perpetual Help System-Biñan delivered the closing remarks and said that “we should build bridges and tear down the walls between us”. The President of Saint Michael’s College of Laguna, Lourdes Almeda-Sese, Ed.D, AHEIR IV-A Laguna Cluster’s secretary was represented by her Executive Assistant, Ms. Salome L. Morandarte who was the master of ceremony.
Dr. Calagui’s Presentation
Dr. Calagui started her presentation by acknowledging the participation of the thirty one (31) HEIs out of sixty two (62) in the province of Laguna. She stressed that “whenever we meet, you be there since we are all partners”. She said that the HEIs’ performance is CHED’s performance. With that , we have to establish strong synergy.
Every HEI is encouraged to be a member of AHEIR to benefit from CHED. The budget of the national games that will be implemented next year will be coursed through the association. CHED is partnering with AHEIR so that all activities pertaining to the region will likewise be coursed through the association.
Dr. Calagui’s presentation highlighted the CHEDRO IV-A Development Directions with AHEIR IV-A Laguna Chapter as its partner. Stated in her outline of presentation are the following:
Region IV-A Profile
CHEDRO IV-A ( CALABARZON)
Strategic Goals, Objectives, Initiatives and Core Values CHEDRO IV-A Profile CHEDRO IV-A Organizational Structure Status and Profile of HEIs in Region IV-A Enrolment & Graduates by Discipline & Sector Number of Programs per Discipline by Province Faculty Profile by Area Accreditation by Program CHED Scholarship Programs & Number of Grantees by Scholarship Program Average Increase in Tuition & Other School Fees & No. of HEIs that Applied for Tuition Fee Increase AY 2009-2010 HEIs with Autonomous/Deregulated Status Management Initiatives Issues and Concerns Challenges Addressing the Challenges