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Bureau of Immigration deports 46 Chinese wanted for cyber crimes

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has deported 46 Chinese fugitives, who were arrested last month in Makati City for involvement in cyber fraud. In a statement Monday, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the foreigners were deported last Dec. 1 aboard a China Southern...

Sereno slams SC justices’ testimonies

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Monday slammed the testimonies of the magistrates of the Supreme Court (SC) who appeared before the House justice committee's hearing on the impeachment proceeding filed against her. During the impeachment proceedings, Associate...

DepEd to monitor students administered with Dengvaxia

Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones on Sunday called for a "strong monitoring" of students administered with anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. Briones issued DepEd memorandum no. 199, series 2017, ordering the surveillance of students from both...

Senate bill allows hotel workers 100% access to service charge

The Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure that would allow restaurant and hotel employees 100 percent access to service charges collected from customers. Once Senate Bill No. 1299 is enacted into law, restaurant and hotel workers, whether...

Approved, but no budget yet for free college education-Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte admitted that the government has yet to determine how free tuition in state-run universities and colleges (SUCs) and technical-vocational schools will be funded.    

“Ewan ko, tingnan natin. Kasi ang pag-approve ng Congress, alam naman nila walang pera. Eh pagdating sa akin alam ko man na walang pera, ‘pirmahan natin ito,’” he told reporters in an interview.

The President signed Republic Act 10931 or the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act” despite opposition from his economic managers.

Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia pegged the budget for free college education at P100 billion (Dh7.29 billion).

Diokno said the law, which will cover 112 SUCs, would be implemented for school year 2018 to 2019 regardless of financial standing.

DBM is set to convene with the Commission on Higher Education, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, members of the academe, House Appropriations Committee, and Senate Finance Committee to determine the budget for the free college education law.

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