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ARMM wants a Philippine Science High School, too

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AMIN party-list Rep. Makmod Mending, Jr. is batting for the establishment of a Philippine Science High School in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Mandon said ARMM has been left out in having its own PSHS campus.
He cited Section 1 of RA 9036. which provides that: “The State shall also ensure that every region is given equal opportunity to benefit from the establishment of the PSHS System. Towards this end, only one PSHS campus shall be established in each of the administrative regions of the country.”

“Ang hiling lang po nami magkaroon ng campus within the ARMM. Yan lang ang pangarap namin. Kasi parang na-discriminate kami, lahat ng administrative regions merong PSHS, suddenly sa amin wala,” said Mending.

Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said they respected the autonomy of the ARMM and they just needed a resolution on the part of the ARMM assembly or even just an order from the President to to build a PSHS for ARMM.

“I don’t think there is a need to amend the law,” he said.