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Senate to look for P25B needed for free tuition law – Bam Aquino

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Mission accomplished.

This was how Sen. Bam Aquino felt after President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the free tuition law for state universities and colleges (SUCs).

Aquino, the principal sponsor and co-author of the law in the Senate, thanked the President for signing the free college tuition into law.

“Pagkatapos ng ilang dekada, batas na ang inaasam-asam ng napakaraming pamilyang Pilipino na libreng kolehiyo. Estudyante, magulang at pamilyang Pilipino ang tunay na bida ng batas na ito,” he said.

He assured that the Senate will find ways for P25 billion to fully implement this law. He noted that Sen. Loren Legarda, chairperson ng Committee on Finance, already committed to including free tuition in the 2018 budget.

With this law, students will enjoy free education in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges (LUCs) and vocational schools under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) starting the second semester of school year 2017-2018.


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