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What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

Aug 13, 2017 - 11:57 AM

‘Just because [President Duterte] signed this into law doesn’t mean things will be miraculously okay tomorrow,’ says the UP vice president for public affairs

What's next after SUCs' non-collection of tuition in the 1st semester?

CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman argues the free tuition law is 'social justice legislation' that must benefit who it is intended for – the poor

CHED asked to consider requiring financially able students to pay tuition

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The 3 agencies could get budget cuts in 2018 because of their 'spending pattern' – billions of pesos in unused and unobligated funds – from previous years

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law

SUCs may tighten admission due to free tuition law – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Students who don't take on a full load or don't finish their course on time may not be granted free tuition, says CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

SUCs may tighten admission due to free tuition law – CHED

Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'

Aug 07, 2017 - 11:55 PM

'Eh pagdating sa 'kin, alam ko man na walang pera. 'Pirmahan natin ito.' Eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his decision to sign the measure

Duterte on how to fund free tuition law: 'Ewan ko'

How can Congress fund free tuition law?

Aug 04, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Budget allocations from 'underperforming and underspending' agencies in the proposed 2018 budget may be tapped

How can Congress fund free tuition law?

Free tertiary education 'lasting legacy' of Duterte gov't

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Lawmakers from both the majority and minority blocs laud the signing into law of the measure – despite Duterte's economic team advising against it

Free tertiary education 'lasting legacy' of Duterte gov't

Economic experts 'disappointed' after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:12 PM

Leftist members of the Duterte Cabinet, however, welcome the signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

Economic experts 'disappointed' after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Less than an hour before the news broke out, 'SUCs' tops the trending list in the Philippines

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law

SUC student leaders urge Duterte to sign the Free Education Bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:12 PM

The President has until Saturday, August 5, to exercise his veto powers

SUC student leaders urge Duterte to sign the Free Education Bill

Duterte to consider other expenses when deciding on free tuition bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The bill, already on President Rodrigo Duterte's desk, will lapse into law on August 5 if he does not act on it

Duterte to consider other expenses when deciding on free tuition bill

Duterte, Diokno, Tillerson | Midday wRap

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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Duterte, Diokno, Tillerson | Midday wRap

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an 'investment for the future' and not an expense

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

DBM on free tuition in state colleges: 'Di kaya ng gobyerno 'yan'

Aug 01, 2017 - 11:07 PM

'In the absence of any law, we cannot appropriate money for free tuition,' says budget secretary Benjamin Diokno

DBM on free tuition in state colleges: 'Di kaya ng gobyerno 'yan'

Poe bill seeks to allow dual citizen appointees in UP, SUCs

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:37 PM

If amended, the law would enable Filipino professors and experts of foreign citizenship to return home 'and impart their hard-earned wisdom,' says Senator Grace Poe

Poe bill seeks to allow dual citizen appointees in UP, SUCs

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:16 PM

Commissioner Prospero de Vera III also asks the UP leadership to clarify its position on the tuition-free policy

CHED commissioner to UP chancellor: Why criticize gov't?

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:40 PM

'They are not clear yet as to how much subsidy there will be: partial or complete, and who will be eligible. Until they clarify, we will not collect any amount from students,' says UP Diliman Chancellor Michael Tan

No tuition collection in UP Diliman 'until gov't clear' about subsidy policy

Medical students to get free tuition in 8 SUCs

Jun 14, 2017 - 5:52 PM

Student-grantees must serve in the Philippines for a year for every year they received cash grants from government

Medical students to get free tuition in 8 SUCs

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Students in public colleges and universities and technical-vocational schools can already enjoy the benefits of the law by the second semester of 2017-2018

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

May 22, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the Senate passing its own version in March, the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

Gov't scholars given priority under tuition-free policy in SUCs

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Budget and Management have issued implementing guidelines on the grant of free tuition in state universities and colleges nationwide

Gov't scholars given priority under tuition-free policy in SUCs

Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

'This passage of the Affordable Higher Education for All Act is a clear message from the Senate to every Filipino that we prioritize education, that we choose to invest, first and foremost, in our students,' says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Here's what you need to know about the tuition-free policy, as proposed in the Senate

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Free tuition alone won’t make college any more accessible

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM

We need to focus more on the disadvantages that poor students face much earlier in their lives

Free tuition alone won’t make college any more accessible

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

Feb 09, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia are pushing for fully funding the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) instead

Economic managers: Tuition-free policy in SUCs to benefit 'non-poor' students

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:05 PM

'We will conduct a comprehensive information campaign...to ensure that deserving students have the chance to benefit from this game-changing policy in higher education,' says CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan

CHED task force finishes crafting rules of tuition-free policy

House bill seeks free public college education

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:10 PM

Under the proposal, students 'shall be free from payment of tuition and other school fees, except fees related to student activities'

House bill seeks free public college education

Free tuition in state colleges: When CHED officials clash

Jan 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM

CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera describes his principal as 'insensitive and elitist' after Patricia Licuanan made another controversial statement this week about the tuition-free policy

Free tuition in state colleges: When CHED officials clash

Recto: CHED row won't affect free tuition in SUCs

Dec 17, 2016 - 2:23 PM

Senator Ralph Recto explains how the Commission on Higher Education will spend its additional budget of P8.3 billion, which is meant to implement the tuition-free policy in state universities and colleges

Recto: CHED row won't affect free tuition in SUCs

2017 budget: CHED gets P8.3B for free tuition in SUCs

Dec 15, 2016 - 7:56 AM

However, the Commission on Higher Education has yet to iron out the details on what to do with the additional budget

2017 budget: CHED gets P8.3B for free tuition in SUCs

Recto: Give free tuition to 1M state college students in 2017 budget

Dec 02, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The proposed fund, if approved, will be distributed to 114 state universities and colleges and will benefit students from Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program households

Recto: Give free tuition to 1M state college students in 2017 budget

Will higher education reforms continue under Duterte presidency?

Jun 08, 2016 - 9:00 AM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says Duterte's support for federalism is very compatible with the commission's efforts at strengthening regional institutions

Will higher education reforms continue under Duterte presidency?

1.5M students to enter senior high's Grade 11

May 30, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Jesus Mateo says they have not received reports of classroom shortages for senior high school

1.5M students to enter senior high's Grade 11

Applications until May 6: Who qualifies for senior high school vouchers

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The education department expects about 70,000 to 75,000 students to apply for the program

Applications until May 6: Who qualifies for senior high school vouchers

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What can the presidential candidates do for higher education, especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on education

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:53 AM

What does it take to improve the quality of education in the Philippines? Rappler has compiled promises made by each presidential candidate for the country's education sector.

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on education

P15B for free higher education in PH ‘a drop in the bucket’ – Gatchalian

Apr 15, 2016 - 5:15 PM

The senatorial bet's proposal is even bigger than the total 2016 budget of UP, and one-third of the entire budget of state universities and colleges

P15B for free higher education in PH ‘a drop in the bucket’ – Gatchalian

Gatchalian on why he supports K to 12, free higher education

Nov 14, 2015 - 3:38 PM

Sherwin Gatchalian, a senatorial aspirant in the 2016 elections, supports the K to 12 program and believes that making college tuition free will result to a 'radical reform' in Philippine higher education

Gatchalian on why he supports K to 12, free higher education

Ridon seeks budget amendment: Transfer Cafgu funds to SUCs

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:24 PM

The House of Representatives have approved an increase in the pay of paramilitary groups while cutting the budget of state colleges and universities

Congressman on 'student labor' budget: Abad doesn't get the point

Oct 08, 2015 - 8:58 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon says the role of students in the university is to study, and not to do 'voluntary, manual labor of work that should be done by government contractors'

Congressman on 'student labor' budget: Abad doesn't get the point

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Jejomar Binay promise before students to support agrarian reform, end labor contractualization, lessen the number of OFWs, amend the FOI bill, and probe human rights violations

UPLB students to Binay: Fulfill promises, or we oust you as president

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Aug 27, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Kabataan Representative Terry Ridon also identifies 20 state universities and colleges that will get lower allocations for capital outlay and MOOE

Lower budgets for 10 state universities, colleges in 2016 – lawmaker

Binay SONA fact check: Total budgets of SUCs increase under Aquino

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:01 PM

However, a check on the budgets of the 4 schools that Vice President Binay mentioned in his speech shows he got it right about decreases on certain years

Binay SONA fact check: Total budgets of SUCs increase under Aquino

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Jun 24, 2015 - 9:07 PM

An existing law gives top high school graduates scholarships in their first year in college. The proposed unified education assistance law seeks to extend the scholarships in succeeding years.

Top high school grads priority under college scholarship bill

Iskolar law: 'Top high school grads should still take UPCAT'

Jun 20, 2015 - 3:00 PM

'We support Iskolar ng Bayan, We support affirmative action, but we're having a problem how to do it,' says University of the Philippines vice president for public affairs Prospero de Vera

Iskolar law: 'Top high school grads should still take UPCAT'

Aquino OKs incentives for government workers

May 16, 2015 - 2:44 PM

The 2015 Productivity Enhancement Incentive is equivalent to either P5,000 or one month of basic salary and will be given 'no earlier than June 1'

Aquino OKs incentives for government workers

CSU students light candles for schoolmate Rosanna Sanfuego

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Some students hold up banners with the name of Rosanna Sanfuego, who reportedly killed herself over difficulties in paying school fees

CSU students light candles for schoolmate Rosanna Sanfuego

'Students can’t afford reimposition of CSU tuition fees'

Mar 04, 2015 - 12:28 PM

As it is, most students of Cagayan State University cannot afford the cost of school fees, says the National Union of Students of the Philippines

'Students can’t afford reimposition of CSU tuition fees'

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826.5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

CHED lifts moratorium on business, HRM, IT courses

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Starting 2015-2016, qualified colleges will be allowed to open undergraduate and graduate programs in these 3 fields, considering market uptrend and PH's lead in the IT-BPO

CHED lifts moratorium on business, HRM, IT courses