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

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Aug. 08, 17 | 5:10 pm

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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Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

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