The management of the Junior AASHPI decided to CALL OFF its 3rd National Convention on March 10, 2017 at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas after the Commission on Higher Education imposed a Moratorium on field trips and other similar activities covered under CHEd Memorandum Order No. 17, S. 2012. The moratorium was released on February 21, 2017, a day after the tragic bus accident in Tanay, Rizal.
According to CHEd, the moratorium shall continue and remain in effect until all measures have been undertaken to effectively address the issues concerning field trips and the stringent procedures supposed to be adopted by HEIs to ensure the safety and welfare of the concerned HEI stakeholders, as embodied in the enhanced CMO regarding the conduct of field trips or external campus activities.
While the event is not considered a field trip, some attendees will need to travel for long hours to reach the venue. The AASHPI management deems it prudent to call off the event for 2017.
Click link for a copy of the CHEd Memo on Moratorium of Field Trips and Educational Tours
References: Philippine Daily Inquirer; The Commission on Higher Education