Goodbye Filipino: A study on the weight of CMO 20-2013 and its consonance with Philippine jurisprudence

Date of Publication


Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Legal Management

Subject Categories

Education Law


Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business


Commercial Law

Thesis Adviser

Mark Kristopher G. Tolentino

Defense Panel Chair

Edward P. Chico

Defense Panel Member

Roxanne Marie B. Dimayuga
Jose Ma. R. Palaganas


The aim of this thesis is to investigate and assess the actions of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in coming up with the CMO 20-2013 governing the new general education curriculum in tertiary education, and to determine its constitutionality. In the new GEC, the Filipino subject, among others, would be removed so as to remove repetitive learning which led the researchers to believe that there is a question of law present, thus this study. To help augment the issue, the researchers considered several statutes and weighed each to carefully gauge any inconsistencies.

This study is the first of its kind as the issue is new and relevant in today's proceedings. It likewise looks at the rationale behind the memo and whether in the event of its implementation would be evenly-handed to all concerned. To bolster the content of the study, the researchers conducted several methods such as literature review and data collection such as survey.

The result of the survey showed that Filipino should be retained as it would primarily be a gateway for effective communication.

This thesis hopes to shed light regarding minimal decisions that the state does that secretly affects all and that should be given more attention.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

96, 1 leaves, illustrations, 29 cm.


Filipino language--Study and teaching--Law and legislation--Philippines; Education—Curricula—Law and legislation--Philippines

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