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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11180 - AN ACT REQUIRING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO REPORT PARTICIPATION AND PROGRAM SUPPORT EXPENDITURES IN ALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11180 - AN ACT REQUIRING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO REPORT PARTICIPATION AND PROGRAM SUPPORT EXPENDITURES IN ALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 11180, January 03, 2019

AN ACT REQUIRING HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO REPORT PARTICIPATION AND PROGRAM SUPPORT EXPENDITURES IN ALL COLLEGE ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:

Section 1. Short Title. - This Act shall be known as the "Athletic Programs Report Act".

Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. - It is the policy of the State to promote physical education and encourage athletic programs, league competitions and amateur sports, including training for international competitions, to foster self-discipline, teamwork, and excellence towards the development of a healthy and alert citizenry. All educational institutions are also mandated to undertake regular sports activities throughout the country in cooperation with athletic clubs and other sectors. In line with these objectives, both male and female athletes shall be given equal opportunities to receive proper training and participate in sports activities and competitions.

Sec. 3. Definition of Terms. As used in this Act:

(a) College Athletic Programs refer to college or university athletic programs, league competitions, amateur sports, and other sports activities, including training for international competitions, organized by the higher education institution or participated in by a team of students representing a college or university;

(b) Higher Education Institution (HEI) refers to an educational institution engaged in educating individuals in the college level which offers courses or programs leading to the grant of a degree;

(c) National Sports Associations refer to various national sports associations accredited by the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC); and

(d) Program Support Expenditures refer to operating, scholarship and other expenditures incurred by the HEI in organizing an athletic team and participating in an athletic program.

Sec. 4. Disclosure of Athletic Program Participation Rate and Financial Support. — Each higher education institution (HEI) that participates in any athletic program recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and has an intercollegiate athletic program shall submit, on an annual basis, a report to the Chairperson of the CHED containing the following data on each program:

(a) The total number of participants in the athletic program and their gender;

(b) The ratio of male participants to female participants in the entire athletic program;

(c) The total operating expenses for the athletic program;

(d) The total scholarship expenditures vis-a-vis the total number of participants;

(e) The ratio of male scholarship expenses to female scholarship expenses in the entire athletic program;

(f) The total number of contests participated in by the team;

(g) The gender of the head coach and if working full-time or part-time;

(h) The number of assistant coaches and their gender and if working full-time or part-time;

(i) The number of graduate assistant coaches and their gender;

(j) The number of volunteer assistant coaches and their gender;

(k) The ratio of participants to coaches; and

(l) The level of participation of National Sports Associations (NSAs), including the number of athletes registered with the different NSAs. The HEI shall be required to make available to the public the information contained in the report submitted to the CHED through publication through any of the following public information outlets: online, via the website of the institution; the local school paper; bulletin boards in campus premises; and other schemes to disseminate information.

Sec. 5. Publication Duty of the CHED. - The CHED shall compile and publish annually in its website or in a newspaper of general circulation, the reports containing the information collected from the HEIs, including the athletic conferences recognized by intercollegiate athletic associations and participated in by the HEIs.

Sec. 6. Reportorial Requirement. - The CHED shall submit the reports required under Section 4 of this Act to Congress on an annual basis.

Sec. 7. Sanctions. - Pursuant to Section 8 of Republic Act No. 7722, otherwise known as the "Higher Education Act of 1994", the CHED shall impose disciplinary sanctions against an official or an employee of a HEI found violating Section 4 of this Act.

Sec. 8. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Within sixty (60) days upon the effectivity of this Act, the CHED, in coordination with the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations, the Association of Local Colleges and Universities, and the POC shall issue the necessary rules and regulations to fully implement the provisions of this Act.

Sec. 9. Separability Clause. - If any provision or part hereof is held invalid or unconstitutional, the same shall not affect the validity and effectivity of the other provisions.

Sec. 10. Repealing Clause. — All laws, executive orders, decrees, instructions, rules and regulations contrary to or inconsistent with any provision of this Act are hereby amended, repealed or modified accordingly.

Sec. 11. Effectivity. - This Act shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in the Official Gazette or in a newspaper of general circulation.

Approved:

(SGD.) VICENTE C. SOTTO III
        President of the Senate
(SGD.) GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
        Speaker of the House of Representatives

This Act which originated in the House of Representatives was passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on May 2,2017 and October 10,2018, respectively.

(SGD.) MYRA MARIE D. VILLARICA
        Secretary of the Senate
(SGD.) DANTE ROBERTO P. MALING
        Acting Secretary General House of Representatives

Approved: JAN 03 2019


(SGD.) RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE
  President of the Philippines

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