MANILA, March 1 – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), in cooperation with the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC), is inviting all aspiring leaders of state universities and colleges (SUCs) to apply for entry into the Executive Development Program of the Philippine Higher Education Career System (PhilHECS).

The Executive Development Program aims to prepare aspiring higher education executives for the unique demands of SUC leadership and an increased role in the improvement of the public higher education sector in the country.
It will involve residential training, experiential learning and practical application of best practices, while also serving as a venue for dialogue on critical issues in higher education governance.
Qualifications
Applicants need to be 35 to 55 years of age, a Filipino citizen, must not have been convicted of any administrative offense or crime involving moral turpitude wherein the penalty is more than six months’ imprisonment, have least five years in a senior-level administrative or management position, or at least three years in a senior-level administrative or management position for individuals with an academic rank of assistant professor or higher, and must hold a doctorate degree from a reputable HEI or its equivalent on the basis of outcomes-based education (OBE) and the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF).
Further information and pertinent documents such as application form and admission guidelines may be downloaded here.
Where to submit
Applications must be submitted both through e-mail via philhecs.secretariat@dap.edu.ph and through mail/courier to the Development Academy of the Philippines, 4th Floor, DAP Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1600.
Deadline for submission of applications to the Executive Development Program is on April 17, 2017.
For more information on the Executive Development Program and Phil-HECS, contact CHED through the Office of Commissioner Alex B. Brillantes at philhecs@ched.gov.ph / +632 4111168, or the DAP through the Phil-HECS Secretariat at philhecs.secretariat@dap.edu.ph / +632 6312146.