Duterte reappoints Adamat as CHED commissioner

President Rodrigo Duterte has reappointed Ronald Adamat as a commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education commissioner, CHED announced on Wednesday, August 5.

CHED said Adamat's term has been extended until July 2024. He was first appointed as CHED commissioner in 2016. (READ: Former lawmaker is new CHED commissioner)

"Commissioner Adamat’s long experience in government service and his strong ties with the IP (Indigenous Peoples) sector contribute to the Commission’s mandate to craft policies and recommend to Congress legislative measures that could help ensure that higher education is inclusive to all Filipino learners regardless of creed, color, or culture," said CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III.

Adamat was a sectoral representative for cultural communities during the 10th Congress. He also served as commissioner of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples from 2010 to 2011.

CHED said De Vera said expects Adamat to continue with his advocacies such as federalism, IP studies, peace and development, agriculture, maritime education, and good governance "as these could provide the Commission with significant insights" as CHED strives to fulfill its mandate. – Rappler.com

Bonz Magsambol

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