- Kapamilya actor Daniel Matsunaga received a Doctorate Degree from BEST
- However, CHED has announced that the degree is invalid
- Based on CHED’s records, BEST has no authority to grant such a degree
Daniel Matsunaga recently celebrated receiving a Ph.D. in Humanities, major in Social Work from the Brethren Evangelical School of Theology (BEST).
KAMI learned that Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Officer-In-Charge J. Prospero de Vera III has announced that the honorary degree is invalid since BEST does not have a permit and the credentials to grant it.
In a report by GMA-7 News, BEST has not yet applied for a permit to operate and that it is not recognized as a higher education institution (HEI).
Only HEIs which have existed for at least 25 years can grant such a degree.
This means that BEST violated the CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 19 when they granted Daniel the doctorate degree.
Daniel took to social media recently to announce the degree he received:
“I am very honored to be the recipient of such an amazing award. I just want to thank God for everything He has done in my life...also to the executives for believing and trusting me with such a big award. To my family who has always been there for me, no matter what the situation, or how big my problems were, they never left me alone. Just got my Doctorate Degree in Humanity Major in Social Work.(Honoris Causa) To God be all the Glory always,” Daniel wrote.
The actor also got into a vehicular accident recently when his car hit a motorcycle at Commonwealth, as reported earlier by KAMI.
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