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Friday 14th of January 2022



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Friday 15th of October 2021

15 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Davao Region received awards and recognition during the Gawad ng Parangal held last October 15, 2021 at the Davao del Sur Coliseum, Digos City. CHED Chairperson J. Prospero “Popoy” E. De Vera III, Commissioner Aldrin A. Darilag, Atty. Ryan Estevez, Regio...


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Friday 15th of October 2021

CHED Chairman Prospero “Popoy” E. De Vera III, together with UniFAST Executive Director, Atty. Ryan Estevez, CHED XI Regional Director, Dr. Maricar R. Casquejo, cycled from the Municipality of Bansalan to Digos City last October 15, 2021, brushing aside the scorching heat of the sun and the sudden...


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Tuesday 17th of August 2021

CHEDRO XI Commemorates 54 th Founding Anniversary of ASEAN Pursuant to Proclamation No. 282 dated July 31, 2018 (amending Proclamation No. 1008 dated May 21, 2018), of which August is declared as “ASEAN Month” in honor of the regional bloc’s founding on August 08, 1967, the Commission on Highe...


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Maricar R. Casquejo, PhD, CESO III

Commision on Higher Education Region XI

Director IV

" The Year 2020 is my second year as Regional Director in CHED Regional Office XI. In general, this Year was full of challenges. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, our lives are radically changed, the higher education just like all other sectors is shaken, our economies faltered, but on a positive note, this has also provided us – both the Office and the Higher Education Institutions the opportunity to rethink our ways of management, challenge the status quo and brought significant reforms to the higher education system.

In addition to facing the challenges brought about by the pandemic, I was also given this year, the opportunity to serve as OIC, Office of the President of the Davao del Sur State College, a newly created State College in the Region from the start of the year until the end of the third quarter. Moreover, work results and output were somehow affected due to adoption of the Work From Home Scheme and the optional retirement of the four (4) organic personnel in the last quarter of the Year. The Regional Office was also given additional slots for grantees and scholarships due to the implementation of the various programs of the government that assist affected individuals. Inspite both the opportunities and constraints brought about by the pandemic, some additional assignments in the exigency of service, the preparations for new normal, the Regional Office, together with the Higher Education Institutions were able to navigate its operations and shifted into the new normal. Through the Bayanihan spirit, coupled with resiliency, understanding and perseverance, more significant changes and improvements both for CHED RO XI and its internal and external stakeholders took place, as what have taken off in the previous year were enhanced and strengthened. Although we are a little bit short on two targets which are not within our control, generally, the Regional Office was able to perform more than the targets. For this Year, CHED RO XI serves as street lights along the roads of HEIs’ initiatives in shifting to new normal without compromising quality and excellence of services. We light up their paths and make the walks worthwhile while they develop their Learning Management System, course packs, enhance their standard operating systems to suit in the new normal, and provide some solutions on their issues and concerns.

Cheers to another year of realizing our thrusts and programs on internal and external efficiency, resiliency in times of pandemic, providing solutions, and in becoming this Regional Office an instrument in providing quality, relevant, responsive and accessible education!"