SEN JV EJERCITO URGES DUTERTE ECON MANAGERS: TREAT EDUCATION AS INVESTMENT, NOT AS EXPENSE

I hope that our economic managers would reconsider their opposition on full government subsidy of tuition fee in State Universities and Colleges (SUC).

As a long-time youth welfare advocate and author of the Free Education for All Act, I have always believed that the government should treat budget for free education as an investment for the future rather than an expense.

If the government can spend P70-Billion a year for Conditional Cash Transfer, which is a dole out, why can't we spend P28-Billion for higher education? I would rather invest for higher education since this is the best way out of poverty and not through dole outs.

I urge our econ managers to reconsider their position by pushing for free SUC education so we can have a college graduate in every Filipino family.

Source: Senate of the Philippines

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