The Commission on Higher Education is launching its initiative for Inclusive Higher Education, a groundbreaking research project aimed at shaping the future of higher education in the Philippines. The theme, ‘Paglaum kag Pagdaug: Access and Success for Quality and Inclusive Higher Education,’ led by Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III, sets the tone for this initiative.

The launch event took place on February 12, 2024, at the CHED Auditorium. ‘Paglaum’ and ‘Pagdaug’ are two powerful Hiligaynon words that encapsulate the theme of the activity. ‘Paglaum’ means ‘hope,’ and ‘Pagdaug’ means ‘victory.’ These words serve as guiding principles toward a hopeful and successful future for higher education.

Several state universities and colleges (SUCs) from the Philippines attended the event, including Sulu State College, led by Prof. Charisma Samparani Ututalum, CESE.