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Far East Advent School of Theology International (FEAST) Accreditation




Attached herewith is DepEd Region III Memorandum entitled dated April 14, 2020 entitled “Guidance from CHEDROIII, Re: Far East Advent School of Theology International (FEAST), Inc.”, for your information and guidance.

Guidance from CHEDROIII, Re: Far East Advent School of Theology International (FEAST), Inc.

With reference to the letter dated March 6, 2020, of Maria Teresa Macanas Semana, Ph.D., CESO IV, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Director IV, Commission on Higher Education Regional Office III (CHEDRO III), all DepEd Region III officers and employees are hereby informed that FAR EAST ADVENT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (FEAST), INC., is a nongovernment, non-sectarian educational institution that offers ecclesiastical programs, and non-secular degrees/programs, hence, it is not authorized by CHEDROIII to offer graduate or postgraduate programs.

Moreover, FEAST is not in the list of recognized HEIs in the Region and neither did it apply for tertiary and postgraduate programs in CHEDROIII.




Enclosed is a copy of the letter of OIC-Director Macanas Semana for reference.

For dissemination and guidance.




FAR EAST ADVENT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (FEAST), INC.

6 March 2020

DR. NICOLAS T. CAPULONG, Ph.D., DESO V
Director III, Officer-in-Charge
Office of the Regional Director
Department of Education
Region Ill-Central Luzon
City of San Fernando, Pampanga

Dear DR. CAPULONG:




This is to acknowledge receipt of your communication dated 20 February 2020 and received by this Office on 2 March 2020, asking for the opinion or comment on the assertions of Far East Advent School of Theology International, Inc., stating that it is not under the jurisdiction of the Commission on Higher Education and that CHED has no accreditation authority over the said school.

In this connection, since it is stipulated in the institution’s Amended Articles of Incorporation filed at the Securities and Exchange Commission that, It is a nongovernment, non-sectarian educational institution that offers ecclesiastical programs, and non-secular degrees/programs”, hence the institution is not authorized by this Office to offer graduate or postgraduate programs. Further, the said Far East Advent School of Theology international, Inc., is not in the list of recognized HEIs in the Region, and neither it applied for tertiary and postgraduate programs in this Office.

Thank you for your query. We hope that your teachers and principals be guided accordingly.

Respectfully,

MARIA TERESITA MACANAS SEMANA, Ph.D., CESO IV
Officer-In-Charge, Office if the Director IV

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