13 Sep – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has recently released a statement alluding that Daniel Matsunaga's honorary degree from the Brethren Evangelical School of Theology (BEST) is worthless.
As reported on Rappler, the commission which revealed the bad news following the institution conferring an honorary Ph.D in Humanities major in Social Work to Matsunaga earlier this week, shared that the school is not even recognised as a Higher Education Institution in the Philippines.
"Based on CHED records, the school has never applied for an authority to operate from the Commission and is not recognised as a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the Philippines," said CHED's spokesperson Prospero de Vera.
The rep added, "The public is hereby advised that the awarding of an Honorary Doctorate Degree or Honoris Causa by Brethren Evangelical School of Theology to any person will not be recognised by the Commission on Higher Education."
Matsunaga recently expressed his happiness with the honour given by BEST on social media, writing, "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!"
(Photo Source: Daniel Matsunaga Instagram)