As planning and development of the Clark Green City gets underway, the next major obstacle UP needs to hurdle is: who will pay for the construction of the new campus?
The UP system annually struggles to secure 100% of its requested congressional budget, despite getting a significant portion of the education funding pie.
In a statement released by BCDA, UP said it has the funding to begin the initial stages of the project. UP President Alfredo Pascual is set to present the plans of the campus to the BCDA. The two institutions expect to break ground by the first quarter of 2016.
Casanova believes that UP is up to the task: “We are confident in UP to develop the property in record time because not only does it have the appropriate funds, it also has the best and brightest people to make it happen.” - Rappler.com
Bea Orante is a Rappler Intern
Editor's note: The headline previously stated the location of the UP Campus would be in Pampanga. We apologize for the error.