Bobi Tiglao Expose Pacquiao's Alleged Fake "College Degree"

Former Philippine Ambassador to Greece and Cyprus and veteran political analyst Rigoberto "Bobi" Tiglao made an interesting expose about the alleged fake college degree of controversial lawmaker, Senator Manny Pacquiao on his latest column on the Manila Times, one of the country's leading newspaper. 


According to Bobi Tiglao, the college degree of Sen. Manny Pacquiao is indeed a bogus degree, at least base on the information so far available unless the senator and the University of Makati (UMak) that issued his degree explain otherwise. 


The veteran columnist revealed that in December 2019, Sen. Pacquiao was awarded by the UMak a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, after a year's study (not three months) at the institution. 

During the schooling days of Pacquiao, the President at the time was Makati Mayor Abigail Binay, after its longtime President Tomas Lopez passed away in February 2019. 

Based on the information gathered by Tiglao, ,UMak, however, is not authorized to issue the kind of Bachelor's degree that was given to the senator who is now planning to run as President according to some insiders within the camp of Pacquiao. 

Under existing laws on Education, the only way to skirt the four-year course for a Bachelor's degree is through the so-called Expanded Tertiary Education and Accredition Program (ETEEAP). 

This particular was authorized by President Fidel Ramos through Executive Order 330 in 1996 and ETEEAP allows working professionals who were not able to finish college education to earn a Bachelor's degree without going through the traditional four-year course. 


Under this program, professionals with five or more years of working experience can use the knowledge, experiences and achievements obtained through their jobs to earn the units required for the college degree related to their particular field of work.

The program is strictly supervised by the Commission on Higher Education with the EO requiring a technical secretariat "of highly competent individuals with recognized expertise in alternative learning systems and educational assessment."

One of the most important features of the said program is that not just any university can issue degrees through the program and UMak was not part or not included or authorized by CHED to issue ETEEAP, and therefore has no authority to give Pacquiao a college degree. 

To know more about the expose of Bobi Tiglao against Sen. Manny Pacquiao just head on to the official website of The Manila Times

Source: The Manila Times

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