The PEAC conducted an orientation on the monitoring for the Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) Program in AY 2019-2020 last January 18, 2020 at the Seda Hotel, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. The orientation aimed to orient the TES monitors with the program guidelines and familiarize them with the monitoring process, protocols, and forms. The attendees of the orientation were registrars and finance officers from accredited private colleges and universities participating in the TES program.

Ms. Rhodora Angela F. Ferrer, PEAC Executive Director, gave the welcome remarks and rationale of the activity. She also discussed the legal bases of the TES program, the role of PEAC in program implementation, and the TES timeline of activities for AY 2019-2020.

Mr. Rodrick Malonzo, PEAC Monitoring and Processing Officer, discussed the TES guidelines for private higher education institutions (PHEIs) and TES monitoring guidelines and procedures. He covered topics such as PHEI eligibility and program requirements, processing of TES payments, a walk-through of the TES Management System (TMS), reporting of PHEIs with adverse findings, among others.