It only shows where President Duterte's heart really is. Obviously, he went against the advice of his economic managers.
For one, I know there's money in the national budget to fund the free tuition law. As what the Senate had collectively accomplished under the 2017 GAA, we managed to realign P8.3 billion from the pork allocations of congressmen to SUCs through the Commission on Higher Education.
That is how we intend to do it again under the proposed 2018 budget.
God bless the Philippines and its deserving students who can't afford higher education.
Source: Senate of the Philippines