The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the
Philippines and the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (MECO)
in Taiwan, hereinafter referred to as “ the parties ”, agree
to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning
Cooperation on Education and Learning Linkages.
The parties, realizing the positive contribution of a strong
education and learning-related linkages between and among the
educators and educational institutions located in the
territories of the Parties to the development of each others ’
educational system, have reached the following understanding:
To maintain and enhance cooperation in educational matters and
to promote mutual understanding and the pursuit of common
benefits and collaborative development in the education sector,
the parties will pursue the development of a work plan through
which they may achieve purposes:
The parties agree to pursue, through this MOU, the following
1. The promotion of educational and academic exchanges between
individuals, organizations and educational institutions, both
public and private, in Taiwan and the Philippines.
2. The promotion of study opportunities in Taiwan and the
3. The promotion of assistance, information and services,
educational opportunities and scholarships.
4. The development of research partnerships with appropriate
cooperative organizations in Taiwan and the Philippines
regarding seminars, project conferences and collaborative
research in areas of mutual interest.
5. The encouragement of joint efforts in language teaching which
may include such as: teacher training for language teachers,
assistance for the recruitment of language teachers,
assistance to the relevant authorities in Taiwan and the
Philippines, the organization of relevant conferences or
colloquia in the field of education related research and
COORDINATION AND IMPLEMENTATION
1. Designated Representatives
Each party shall designate its representative who shall be
responsible for coordinating activities concerning this MOU.
For TECO, its designated representative shall be the Bureau
of International Cultural and Educational Relations (BICER).
For MECO, its designated representative shall be the
Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
2. Working Group
A Technical Working Group (TWG) will be formed by the parties
consisting of officers of the designated representatives and
the parties to develop and oversee a work plan to implement
this MOU. The TWG will be co-chaired by senior officials of
the designated representatives, and may involve participation
of other agencies as appropriate. The Technical Working
Group, thus formed, will meet at least once a year.
3. Work Plans
An annual work plan will be developed based on proposal
submitted to the Technical Working Group. The nature and
priority of specific cooperation areas, the types of
activities, and the development of annual work plans to be
implemented under this MOU will be determined by the
Technical Working Group on behalf of the parties.
4. Involvement of other Organizations
The parties will promote, facilitate and encourage, as
appropriate, the development of direct contacts between
institutions, scientific research and other organizations and
private sectors including relevant industry or stakeholder
Unless otherwise agreed between the parties, each party
participating in cooperative activities and initiatives will be
responsible for all costs of its participation at the Technical
Working Group and other joint meetings.
In implementing the cooperative activities under this MOU, each
party will be responsible for its own acts and results thereof,
and will not be responsible for the acts of the other party and
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
The MOU does not affect intellectual property rights of the
parties. In proposed cooperative activities, where it is
foreseeable that questions related to intellectual property
rights might arise, the parties, in accordance with their
national laws, will agree in advance as to the effective
protection and allocation of those intellectual property rights.
The MOU shall come into force on the date of the signature by
both parties and remain in effect for a period of five years.
This MOU may be extended or amended with the written consent of
This MOU maybe terminated by either party at anytime, upon three
months written notice being given to the other party. The
termination of this MOU shall not affect the validity or
duration of activities agreed upon hereunder and initiated prior
to such termination, unless the parties otherwise agree.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned, have signed this Memorandum
of Understanding at _Ministry of Education, this _22nd _ day of
_May 2012 and done in duplicate in the English language.
Taipei Economic and Manila Economic and
Cultural Office Cultural Office
Antonio I. Basilio
Raymond L.S. Wang Resident