MNWD holds ETEEAP orientation thru pipe program

In today’s competitive world, it becomes a necessity for people (especially the employed ones) to continuously improve their knowledge and skills, but more importantly, to acquire an accreditation for such achievements. Part of the Metropolitan Naga Water District’s (MNWD) Performance Improvement for Personal Efficacy (PIPE) project is the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency Accreditation Program or ETEEAP.

ETEEAP Coordinator, Salvador Arcilla, introduces the Expanded Tertiary Education Equivalency and Accreditation Program.

Welcoming the UNC’s ETEEAP coordinators during the recent event were the MNWD Management and MNWDEU officers.


The ETEEAP is a flagship project of the Commission on Higher Education’s (CHED) non-conventional higher education program. It is a comprehensive educational assessment scheme that recognizes, accredits and gives equivalencies to knowledge, skills, attitude, and values gained by individuals from relevant work. CHED prioritizes the implementation of ETEEAP in order to provide access to students who need credentials, but do not have the opportunity to attend classes.


In line with this, an ETEEAP Orientation for the District’s employees was held on December 16, 2021 at the MNWD Multipurpose Hall. The said orientation was organized by the MNWD thru its Human Resource Division in partnership with the MNWD Employee’s Union (MNWDEU). Unit heads and coordinators from the University of Nueva Caceres joined the orientation program through Salvador Arcilla – ETEEAP Coordinator, Maribel Narra Ballon – Assistant Dean, College of Business and Accountancy, and Atty. Christopher Balbastre – ETEEAP Assessor. Significant points on ETEEAP qualifications and processes of applying for accreditation were discussed. Also present during the activity were the officers and members of the MNWDEU headed by Bernardo C. Francisco.


With ETEEAP having produced around 21,000 successful graduates in the Philippines (most of whom have passed the board and aced Civil Service exams), it is a solid proof that anyone has the chance to thrive – through hard-work and experience. (YMMSavilla)