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PROTECTION OF STUDENTS' RIGHT TO ENROLL IN REVIEW CENTERS ACT OF 2013

PROTECTION OF STUDENTS' RIGHT TO ENROLL IN REVIEW CENTERS ACT OF 2013



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Aquino signs "Protection of Students' Right to Enroll in Review Centers Act of 2013"

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013
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MANILA, Sept. 3 -- President Benigno S. Aquino III has signed into law a bill aimed at ensuring the protection of students against possible abuses by Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) in relation to the right of students to choose their review centers.

The Chief Executive signed on August 23 the Republic Act No. 10609 otherwise known as the "Protection of Students' Right to Enroll in Review Centers Act of 2013".

The new Act was finally passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on December 8, 2010 and June 5, 2013, respectively.

While the state recognizes the complementary roles of public and private institutions in the enhancement and strengthening of the educational system, President Aquino said the state has the responsibility to ensure the protection of students against possible abuses by HEIs in relation to the right of students to choose their review centers.

The new law covers all public and private HEIs, including local colleges and universities, offering courses that require professional licensure examinations.

Under the new law, the HEIs cannot compel students enrolled in courses requiring professional examinations to take review classes, which are not part of the curriculum, in a review center of the HEI's choice.

The law prohibits HEIs to make such review classes a prerequisite for graduation or completion of the course. It is unlawful for the HEIs to force students to enroll in a review center of the school’s choice, and to pay the corresponding fees that include transportation and board and lodging.

The law prohibits HEIs to withhold the transcript of scholastic records, diploma, certification or any essential document of the student.

Any HEI official or employee, including deans, coordinators, advisers, professors and other concerned individuals found guilty of violating any of the unlawful acts under this Act shall suffer the penalty prision correccional or imprisonment from six (6) months and one (1) day to six (6) years and a fine of Seven hundred fifty thousand pesos (P750,000.00).

The violator shall also be suspended from office. The violator's professional license will also be revoked.

In addition, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) may impose disciplinary sanctions against an HEI official or employee violating this Act pursuant to Section 13 of Republic Act No. 7722, otherwise known as the "Higher Education Modernization Act of 1994".

President Aquino tasked the CHED to issue the implementing rules and regulations of this Act within thirty (30) days after this law takes effect.

This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication the Official Gazette or in two (2) newspapers of general circulation. (PCOO/PND/js)

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Source:

Philippine Information Agency


To know more about the law, you may visit the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines:



CIVIL ENGINEERING REVIEW BOOKS (PHILIPPINES)

CIVIL ENGINEERING REVIEW BOOKS (PHILIPPINES)


CIVIL ENGINEERING REVIEW BOOKS (PHILIPPINES)





By: Dindo Mojica, C.E., M.Eng



Review books are essential aids and materials that are used by the reviewees in order for them to pass the Civil Engineering Board Examinations given by the Professional Regulations Commission.

Review books are usually available at any leading bookstores or at your preferred Civil Engineering review centers where review books can be purchased separately or in some review centers, review books are included in their CE review and refresher packages.

Most CE review books were written by CE reviewers that they write the topics based on their review lecture experiences and most of them were used in their review classes.

The author is just giving a partial list of CE review books as sourced (available) from bookstores, online-selling sites, review centers and libraries.



CE BOARD EXAM BOOK REFERENCES

CIVIL ENGINEERING REVIEW BOOKS:


Other Review Books related to Civil Engineering



MATIAS A. ARREOLA REVIEW BOOKS:






Besavilla Lists of Books

Source: Facebook




[CE Reviewers - Besavilla]
Besavilla - Engineering Mathematics Vol. 1
Besavilla - Engineering Mathematics Vol. 2
Besavilla - Basic Mathematics for Engineering Licensure Exams
Besavilla - Analytic Geometry
Besavilla - Differential & Integral Calculus
Besavilla - Engineering Economics, 2nd Ed.
Besavilla - Surveying for Civil & Geodetic Engineering Licensure Exam
Besavilla - Theory & Practice in Surveying
Besavilla - Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
Besavilla - Basic Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Besavilla - Basic Fundamentals of Foundation Engineering
Besavilla - Engineering Mechanics
Besavilla - Strength of Materials
Besavilla - Structural Analysis
Besavilla - Reinforced Concrete Design Vol.1, 2nd Ed.
Besavilla - Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Design, USD Method 
Besavilla - Timber Design
Besavilla - Simplified Steel Design
Besavilla - Simplified Structural Engineering
Besavilla - Structural Engineering & Construction Vol. 1, 4th Ed.
Besavilla - Structural Engineering & Construction Vol. 2, 4th Ed.
Besavilla - Structural Engineering & Construction Vol. 3, 4th Ed.
Besavilla - Civil Engineering Licensure Examination (w/ May 2012) [NEW]
Besavilla - Practical Questions for Licensure Exams CE (Pocket Edition)
Besavilla - Engineering Mathematics Formulas #2 (Pocket Edition)
Besavilla - Surveying Formulas (Pocket Edition)
Besavilla - Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics Formulas (Pocket Edition)
Besavilla - Geotechnical & Transportation Formula (Pocket Edition)
Besavilla - Geotechnical Engineering Formulas Vol. 2 (Pocket Edition)
Besavilla - Structural Engineering & Construction Formulas (Pocket Edition)




Surveying and Transportation Engineering

Surveying for Civil and Geodetic Licensure Exams

Timber Design and Construction Methods

Basic Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering

Structural Engineering and Construction

 Engineering Mechanics



Padilla Lists of Books







[CE Reviewers - Padilla]

Padilla - Board Exam Guide in Engineering Mathematics
Padilla - Board Exam Guide in Structural Design and Construction
Padilla - Simplified Principles in Mathematics Pocket Book
Padilla - A Complete Handy Reference for Civil Engineering Board Exam and Practice Pocket Book
Padilla - 14 Days Self-Reviewer in Fluid Mechanics



Board Exam Guide in Engineering Mathematics

Board Exam Guide in Structural Design and Construction








Tolentino Lists of Books






















[Calculator Techniques - Tolentino]
Romeo Q. Tolentino - Calculator Techniques (Using fx-991ES PLUS, Revised Ed.) 
Romeo Q. Tolentino - Engineering Mathematics Reviewer (with Calculator Techniques)
Romeo Q. Tolentino - Analytic Geometry Reviewer with Vector Analysis (Using Calculator Techniques with Past Board Exams)
Romeo Q. Tolentino - Calculator Techniques in Engineering Mechanics (with Solutions to Licensure Exam Problems)





Gillesania Lists of Books













 Source: Facebook

 Source: Facebook

[CE Reviewers - Gillesania]
Gillesania - Engineering Mathematics Vol. 1, 2nd Ed.
Gillesania - Engineering Mathematics Vol. 2, 2nd Ed.
Gillesania - Fluid Mechanics & Hydraulics
Gillesania - Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
Gillesania - Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Design
Gillesania - Fundamentals of Structural Steel Design (w/ Theory of Structures)
Gillesania - Structural Engineering & Construction 3rd Ed.
Gillesania - Civil Engineering Reference Vol. 1 (May 1993-Nov 1999)
Gillesania - Civil Engineering Reference Vol. 2 (May 2000-Nov 2010)
Gillesania - Civil Engineering Reference Vol. 3 (May 2011-Nov 2012)
Gillesania - Civil Engineering Formulas (Pocket Edition)
Gillesania - Engineering Mathematics Formulas (Pocket Edition)
Gillesania - Simplified Solutions to Problems in Differential Calculus [NEW]
Gillesania - 1001 Solved Problems in Mathematics, Surveying and Transportation Engineering [NEW]
Gillesania - Reinforced Concrete Design 2010 NSCP [NEW]
Gillesania - Solved Problems in Structural Engineering and Construction [NEW]

Source: Books by DIT Gillesania 
https://www.facebook.com/DITGillesaniaBooks

Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

Engineering Mathematics

Fundamentals of Structural Steel Design with Theory of Structures

Structural Engineering and Construction

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering


Esplana Lists of Books

Source: Facebook

[CE Reviewers - Esplana]

Esplana - Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations: Structural Engineering and Construction
Esplana - Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations: Hydraulics and Geotechnical Engineering
Esplana - Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations: Mathematics, Surveying and Transportation Engineering
Esplana - CE Licensure Examinations
Esplana - Practice Problems in Algebra
Esplana - Practice Problems in Plane Geometry
Esplana - Practice Problems for Civil Engineering Licensure Examination



The said books are available at their respective review centers, National Bookstore, Merriam-Webster Bookstore and other leading bookstores nationwide. (if available)






Disclaimer/Note:


The author does not intend to (personally) endorse any of the mentioned review books. His objective is to inform and update the Civil Engineering students on the existence of review books in the Philippines.