“Sir, I can take the Exam”
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) issued the CHEd Memorandum Order (CMO) 02 Series of 2010, that directs the Higher Education Institutions to be flexible in implementing the No Permit, No Exam Policy. The Memo is in response to the HB6799 (Anti- No Permit No Exam Policy). This is also because that the Philippines is one of the countries that has been greatly affected by the recent economic recession. This is also to comply with Article XIV, section 1 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution that states “The state shall protect and promote the rights of all citizens to quality education at all levels and shall take appropriate steps to make such education accessible to all”. So it means that students can now take the exams without the permit, but the clearances and grades will not be released when accounts are not settled.
Below is a copy of the Memorandum from CHEd.