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00:20–00:27 www.shsmo.org
00:31–00:48 www.rogue.ph
00:49–00:54 www.tenor.com
1:22–1:42 www.wikipedia.org
1:42–1:53 www.videoblocks.com
1:54–2:07 www.cruisebe.com
3:59–4:05 www.ffemagazine.com
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Data from PEAC National Secretariat as of September 2018

The PEAC would like to thank the following :

Fr. Joel E. Tabora, President, Catholic Educational Association of the Philippine (CEAP)

Dr. Vincent K. Fabella, President, Jose Rizal University

Bro. Wilfredo E. Lubrico, FMS,President, Notre Dame Educational Association (NDEA)

Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC, former Education Secretary

Msgr. Ely Rafael D. Fuentes, St. Julian Academy

Sr. Diana Fe Gillesania, OND, Notre Dame of Bongao

Ms. Zenaida A. Violante, Alexandria Computer School And Technology Foundation Tagkawayan

Fr. Karel S. San Juan, S.J., Ateneo de Zamboanga University

Fr. Ewald Dinter, SVD, Mangyan Education Center

Dr. Peter P. Laurel, Lyceum of the Philippines–Laguna
PEAC Regional Secretariats

Images Courtesy of UP Press and PEAC

Chapter 1

The Past As Prologue

  • Government and Private Education: A Brief Historical Perspective
  • Private Higher Education in the Philippines: A Brief Profile
Chapter 2

Political and Diplomatic Background: From War Damage Fund to Education Fund

  • Origins of the War Damage Claims
  • Philippine American War Claims Negotiations
  • The Philippine War Damage Act
  • The Special Fund for Education
  • Plans for the Special Fund
Chapter 3

An Idea Becomes A Reality

  • The COCOPEA Project Proposal
  • The Department of Education Project Proposal
  • Towards the Formulation of the Fund for Assistance to Private Education (FAPE)
  • Envoi to FPEP
Chapter 4

Organizing for Assistance

  • PEAC is Organized
  • Investment Operations
  • Organizing the Staff
  • Administrative Expenses


by Bonifacio S. Salamanca

The Fund for Assistance to Private Education was a part of the Special Fund for Education set aside by the American government in 1963 from the surplus funds authorized by the War Damage Act of 1962. The latter, in turn, was actually a supplement to the Philippine Rehabilitation Act of 1946, which authorized the payment of private claims to damages sustained during the Second World War.

At the vanguard of this movement were three prominent Ateneo Jesuits, namely: Reverends John W. McCarron, Pacifico A. Ortiz, and Thomas R. Fitzpatrick. Each performed distinct, although at times overlapping, roles: Fr. McCarron’s was to convince the American government to accept the basic principle that private education in the Philippines was entitled to a share of the Special Fund; Fr. Ortiz’s role was primarily that of mobilizing the private schools and institutionalizing their efforts to tap the Special Fund; while Fr. Fitzpatrick’s special concern was the search for the best possible formula that would assure optimum earnings of the Fund earmarked for assistance to private education.