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CEAP confab to tackle Mindanao peace, Bangsamoro law

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September 19, 2014

philippinesEDUCATION - The peace process in Mindanao and the creation of the Bangsamoro political entity will be among the topics to be discussed at the upcoming national convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) to be held in Davao from September 24 to 26.

At least 3,000 representatives of CEAP member-schools are expected to attend the 73rd National Convention themed “Defining the Transformative Role of Catholic Education in a Changing World”.

The convention will be attended by Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Chairperson of the Philippine Government’s panel on Peace Negotiations with Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Ferrer will lead the critical conversation on the Bangsamoro and the pursuit for genuine peace in Mindanao during the first day of the convention.

Dr Gemma Teresa T. Narisma, Manila Observatory’s Associate Director for Research, will lead the discussion on the pressing issue of the environment.

The second day of the convention will feature a series of concurrent sessions on the Bangsamoro Basic Law, inter-religious and inter-faith dialogue, the implementation of the K to 12 Act and the Revised General Education Curriculum, Legal Updates pertinent to educational management, poverty and environment.

Confirmed speakers include: Brother Carlito M. Gaspar CSsR, Professor Magsaysay S. Werble, Attorney Antonio G.M. La Viña, Pedrito A. Eisma, Professor Alih Salakuran Aiyub, Francisco M. Varela, Dr Raymund C. Sison and Dr Rosario A. Lapus.

Before the convention, CEAP School Heads and Superintendents will gather on September 23 for the Annual General Membership Meeting and meet with Department of Education Secretary Brother Armin A Luistro FSC, CHEd Commissioner Ruperto S Sangalang, TESDA Dep. Dir. Gen. Irene M. Isaac, Roman Romulo and Evelina G. Escudero. The discussion would focus on issues pertinent to the implementation of the K to 12 Act, financing of private educational institutions and greater government support for private education.

CBCP president Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas will preside over a Eucharistic celebration on the first day of the convention, while on the third day, the late Archbishop Leonardo Legazpi will be conferred the Pro Deo et Patria Award (posthumously) for his significant contribution for the Philippine Church as the first Filipino Rector of the University of Sto Tomas, former CBCP president as well as for his work in the formation of priests and religious.

Source: UcaNews, September 11, 2014

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