Nurturing A Social Filipino Conscience is the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines’ (CEAP) latest program and concern. Through it, the country’s organization of Catholic educational institutions hopes to develop among its students, faculty, staff, and administrators a better understanding of conscience and the nurturing and development of behavior governed by it. Adamson University, an active member of the CEAP, with University President Fr. Gregg L. Bañaga, Jr., C.M. currently holding the position as CEAP-NCR’s Director, welcomes this advocacy.
Aside from the widely known fact that many government agencies are mired in corrupt practices, there are also alarming stories of corruption even in the halls of academe. CEAP therefore finds it timely and necessary to inject a sense of ethical consciousness and conscience-guided behavior among the constituency of member schools. It plans to conduct seminars and workshops that will orient and train school personnel on how to with deal corruption that may be happening within the organization. Measures like management of schools in terms of suppliers and contractors, and management of faculty/staff to prevent corrupt practices from occurring are being considered.
At the height of the alleged NBN ZTE scam, CEAP member schools responded to the crisis with their respective action in the search for truth. Adamson University had the slogan “Speak the Truth” (thought out by former IDEA Director Fr. Francis C. Cruz) plastered on the perimeter walls of the University.
Mrs. Ana Liza Ragos, Vice President for Administration, stressed that CEAP is very beneficial to the University as healthy exchange of academic and non-academic concerns and performances are made during every meeting the organization holds.