Monday, November 20, 2017

Bam Aquino admits no free tuition fee bill passed after all

Dec 18, 2016 @ 14:00

After being called out on social media, Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV finally admitted he had nothing to do with the free tuition in state colleges and universities in 2017.

In a press release his office issued on Sunday, Aquino admitted his bill to provide free tuition in SUCs has not been passed at all.

“We’re hoping we can pass this by February or March in time for June school year at para libre na ang college tuition every school year,” the press release quoted him as saying.

But he still claimed many senators are “supporting” his bill for “libreng tuition fee.”

On Saturday, netizens twitted Aquino for claiming credit for the P8.3 billion the Senate realigned to provide free tuition in SUCs.

The Senate moved to realign the P8.3 billion after Sen. Panfilo Lacson found the amount as pork in the Department of Public Works and Highways’ budget.

RELATED STORY

Read: Bam Aquino reacts to Politiko

Facebook Comments
Recommended Articles
Disclaimer:
The comments posted on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of POLITICS.com.ph. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

RECOMMENDED

Trending News

Politiko Poll

politiko-politics-ph-logo

Copyright © 2017 Politiko - politics.com.ph.

Want Politiko alerts on your inbox? Subscribe here.