Davao Association of Catholic Schools, Inc. (DACS)

Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines – Region XI (CEAP-XI)

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DACS Summary of Activities (February – June 2022)

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DACS ADOPTS STRATEGIC ROADMAP FOR 2022-2025; ELECTS NEW CEAP XI REGIONAL TRUSTEES

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools convened its Regional Assembly last July 25, 2022 under the theme: Pilgrims of Hope: Moving Forward in Synodality – adopted from the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) in...

Advocacy

DAVAO ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, INC. STATEMENT ON THE 2022 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), in solidarity with the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Board of Trustees’ call for moral courage in the 2022 Elections, encourages all Catholic schools in the Davao Region to exercise our...

An open letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato

The Provincial Board of South Cotabato is set to deliberate on Section 22 of the Envi Code next week. It (ban on open pit mining) faces the peril of being lifted to give way for the full operation of the SMI Gold Copper Tampakan Project. We earnestly appeal to the...

DACS Advocacy Statement on Mapagba River mining incident.

Heeding the call of Laudato Si to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth and as an ecowarrior, We strongly condemn those responsible in killing Mapagba River, in Barangay Maputi, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. While this may be caused by heavy siltation,...

Babaye sa Tulunghaan: A Conversation on School Practices Creating Safe Spaces and Protection of Women’s Rights Inside School Campuses

Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9547027096?pwd=ZklBNU5QNklEQXZTUHloajZHRFJ2QT09Meeting ID: 954 702 7096Passcode: ACD21-22 Concept-Paper-Babaye-sa-TulunghaanDownload

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SUSTAINING PEACE IN MINDANAO: A Pakighinabi on the Moro Killings in South Cotabato

To date, 64 Moro locals in the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato have been recorded killed since early 2020 in what appears to be a spate of killings.  One of its latest victims is Datu Emilton Ampatuan, former Vice Chair of the MILF...

DACS Statement of Support on Vaccine Equity and Justice

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS) joins the Society of Jesus[1] and the growing number of like-minded individuals and institutions worldwide in urgently seeking an equitable and just production and distribution of vaccines and other medical items that...

DAVAO ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, INC. STATEMENT ON THE 2022 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), in solidarity with the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Board of Trustees’ call for moral courage in the 2022 Elections, encourages all Catholic schools in the Davao Region to exercise our...

An open letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato

The Provincial Board of South Cotabato is set to deliberate on Section 22 of the Envi Code next week. It (ban on open pit mining) faces the peril of being lifted to give way for the full operation of the SMI Gold Copper Tampakan Project. We earnestly appeal to the...

DACS Advocacy Statement on Mapagba River mining incident.

Heeding the call of Laudato Si to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth and as an ecowarrior, We strongly condemn those responsible in killing Mapagba River, in Barangay Maputi, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. While this may be caused by heavy siltation,...

Babaye sa Tulunghaan: A Conversation on School Practices Creating Safe Spaces and Protection of Women’s Rights Inside School Campuses

Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9547027096?pwd=ZklBNU5QNklEQXZTUHloajZHRFJ2QT09Meeting ID: 954 702 7096Passcode: ACD21-22 Concept-Paper-Babaye-sa-TulunghaanDownload

Comments on the BARMM IP code

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SUSTAINING PEACE IN MINDANAO: A Pakighinabi on the Moro Killings in South Cotabato

To date, 64 Moro locals in the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato have been recorded killed since early 2020 in what appears to be a spate of killings.  One of its latest victims is Datu Emilton Ampatuan, former Vice Chair of the MILF...

DACS Statement of Support on Vaccine Equity and Justice

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS) joins the Society of Jesus[1] and the growing number of like-minded individuals and institutions worldwide in urgently seeking an equitable and just production and distribution of vaccines and other medical items that...

DACS Statement on Academic Freedom Bill

LEGISLATING ACADEMIC FREEDOM IS NO FREEDOM AT ALL (A Statement Against Pending Bills Enacting Academic Freedom) Academic Freedom belongs to the supreme law of the land. By virtue of Article XIV, Section 5.2 of the 1987 Constitution, it has its place in the Higher...

DACS Advocacy Statement on Mapagba River mining incident.

Heeding the call of Laudato Si to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth and as an ecowarrior, We strongly condemn those responsible in killing Mapagba River, in Barangay Maputi, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. While this may be caused by heavy siltation,...

Babaye sa Tulunghaan: A Conversation on School Practices Creating Safe Spaces and Protection of Women’s Rights Inside School Campuses

Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9547027096?pwd=ZklBNU5QNklEQXZTUHloajZHRFJ2QT09Meeting ID: 954 702 7096Passcode: ACD21-22 Concept-Paper-Babaye-sa-TulunghaanDownload

Comments on the BARMM IP code

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SUSTAINING PEACE IN MINDANAO: A Pakighinabi on the Moro Killings in South Cotabato

To date, 64 Moro locals in the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato have been recorded killed since early 2020 in what appears to be a spate of killings.  One of its latest victims is Datu Emilton Ampatuan, former Vice Chair of the MILF...

DACS Statement of Support on Vaccine Equity and Justice

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS) joins the Society of Jesus[1] and the growing number of like-minded individuals and institutions worldwide in urgently seeking an equitable and just production and distribution of vaccines and other medical items that...

DACS Statement on Academic Freedom Bill

LEGISLATING ACADEMIC FREEDOM IS NO FREEDOM AT ALL (A Statement Against Pending Bills Enacting Academic Freedom) Academic Freedom belongs to the supreme law of the land. By virtue of Article XIV, Section 5.2 of the 1987 Constitution, it has its place in the Higher...

Pope Francis’ homily during Mass for the 500th anniversary of the Evangelization of the Philippines

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines: “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son” (Jn 3:16). This is the heart of the Gospel; this is the...

Democratizing Internet Access through the use of Satellite Technology: A Social Imperative, A Common Good

Introduction The Philippines has arguably one of the highest number of social media and online platform users in Southeast Asia. With the NCOVID-19 pandemic shifting almost all forms of communication and transactions to the online world practically overnight, this...

An open letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato

The Provincial Board of South Cotabato is set to deliberate on Section 22 of the Envi Code next week. It (ban on open pit mining) faces the peril of being lifted to give way for the full operation of the SMI Gold Copper Tampakan Project. We earnestly appeal to the...

DACS Advocacy Statement on Mapagba River mining incident.

Heeding the call of Laudato Si to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth and as an ecowarrior, We strongly condemn those responsible in killing Mapagba River, in Barangay Maputi, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. While this may be caused by heavy siltation,...

Babaye sa Tulunghaan: A Conversation on School Practices Creating Safe Spaces and Protection of Women’s Rights Inside School Campuses

Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9547027096?pwd=ZklBNU5QNklEQXZTUHloajZHRFJ2QT09Meeting ID: 954 702 7096Passcode: ACD21-22 Concept-Paper-Babaye-sa-TulunghaanDownload

Comments on the BARMM IP code

(Photo: http://regnet.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/7328/non-moro-indigenous-peoples-ip-participation-bangsamoro-peace-process-and?#tab) 2021-Oct.-DACS-CEAP-XI-COMMENTS-ON-THE-BARMM-IP-CODEDownload

SUSTAINING PEACE IN MINDANAO: A Pakighinabi on the Moro Killings in South Cotabato

To date, 64 Moro locals in the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato have been recorded killed since early 2020 in what appears to be a spate of killings.  One of its latest victims is Datu Emilton Ampatuan, former Vice Chair of the MILF...

DACS Statement of Support on Vaccine Equity and Justice

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS) joins the Society of Jesus[1] and the growing number of like-minded individuals and institutions worldwide in urgently seeking an equitable and just production and distribution of vaccines and other medical items that...

DACS Statement on Academic Freedom Bill

LEGISLATING ACADEMIC FREEDOM IS NO FREEDOM AT ALL (A Statement Against Pending Bills Enacting Academic Freedom) Academic Freedom belongs to the supreme law of the land. By virtue of Article XIV, Section 5.2 of the 1987 Constitution, it has its place in the Higher...

Pope Francis’ homily during Mass for the 500th anniversary of the Evangelization of the Philippines

Full text of Pope Francis’ homily during Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica for the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines: “God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son” (Jn 3:16). This is the heart of the Gospel; this is the...

DAVAO ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS, INC. STATEMENT ON THE 2022 NATIONAL AND LOCAL ELECTIONS

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), in solidarity with the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) Board of Trustees’ call for moral courage in the 2022 Elections, encourages all Catholic schools in the Davao Region to exercise our...

An open letter to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato

The Provincial Board of South Cotabato is set to deliberate on Section 22 of the Envi Code next week. It (ban on open pit mining) faces the peril of being lifted to give way for the full operation of the SMI Gold Copper Tampakan Project. We earnestly appeal to the...

DACS Advocacy Statement on Mapagba River mining incident.

Heeding the call of Laudato Si to listen to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth and as an ecowarrior, We strongly condemn those responsible in killing Mapagba River, in Barangay Maputi, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental. While this may be caused by heavy siltation,...

Babaye sa Tulunghaan: A Conversation on School Practices Creating Safe Spaces and Protection of Women’s Rights Inside School Campuses

Join Zoom Meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9547027096?pwd=ZklBNU5QNklEQXZTUHloajZHRFJ2QT09Meeting ID: 954 702 7096Passcode: ACD21-22 Concept-Paper-Babaye-sa-TulunghaanDownload

Comments on the BARMM IP code

(Photo: http://regnet.anu.edu.au/news-events/events/7328/non-moro-indigenous-peoples-ip-participation-bangsamoro-peace-process-and?#tab) 2021-Oct.-DACS-CEAP-XI-COMMENTS-ON-THE-BARMM-IP-CODEDownload

SUSTAINING PEACE IN MINDANAO: A Pakighinabi on the Moro Killings in South Cotabato

To date, 64 Moro locals in the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato have been recorded killed since early 2020 in what appears to be a spate of killings.  One of its latest victims is Datu Emilton Ampatuan, former Vice Chair of the MILF...

DACS Statement of Support on Vaccine Equity and Justice

The Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS) joins the Society of Jesus[1] and the growing number of like-minded individuals and institutions worldwide in urgently seeking an equitable and just production and distribution of vaccines and other medical items that...

DACS Statement on Academic Freedom Bill

LEGISLATING ACADEMIC FREEDOM IS NO FREEDOM AT ALL (A Statement Against Pending Bills Enacting Academic Freedom) Academic Freedom belongs to the supreme law of the land. By virtue of Article XIV, Section 5.2 of the 1987 Constitution, it has its place in the Higher...

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DACS helps member schools

We help member schools attain the mission of Catholic education as well as contribute to regional, national, and human development goals. Among other things, the association endeavors to:

Provide educational direction and leadership among member schools;

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Help member schools carry out the Church decrees on education;

Initiate programs and services for the improvement of school management, personnel and instruction;

Foster unity and sharing of resources among schools;

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Represent the interest of member schools before the general public and with concerned government agencies or private organizations;

Establish linkages and collaboration with educational organizations and other groups;

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Provide assistance programs to qualified students and personnel;

DACS is governed by a Board of fifteen (15) Trustees assisted by a full-time secretariat headed by the Executive Director. It coordinates with the diocesan schools Superintendents who are appointed by their respective Bishops to oversee the welfare of Catholic schools.

DACS supports advocacies for sustainable development, environmental awareness, peace and media education, history, culture and arts, the Mindanao peoples’ concerns and inter-faith dialogue.

DACS is affiliated with the Association of Foundations (AF). It is accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission as a provider of Continuing Professional Education for teachers.

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