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