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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

ROAD TO FREE TUITION. The President signing RA 10391 is just the first step towards the full implementation of the free tuition law. Illustration by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

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

FREE TUITION LAW. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III and Chairperson Patricia Licuanan face the House appropriations committee on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

FUNDING FREE TUITION. Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles heads efforts to source funds for the free tuition law. Rappler file photo

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

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

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

BUDGET ALLOCATION. It will be up to Congress to figure out how to fund a newly-signed law that would make tuition fee free for students of over 100 SUCs. File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

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

YOUR MOVE. It will be up to Congress to decide on how to allocate funds for a newly-signed law that would provide free tuition fees for 112 SUCs. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte/Presidential Photo

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

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

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

BOOKS NOT BOMBS. Benjie Aquino, Jeza Rodriguez, Amber Quiban and Richmond Roxas warn Duterte against neglecting promises to students. All photos by Gari Acolola

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

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the stage with Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Executive Secretary Salvdador Medialdea, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 113th Founding Anniversary of the BIR at its National Office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Aug 02, 2017 - 1:13 PM

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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

Malacañang file photo

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

TOO EXPENSIVE. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno said that the free tuition bill is too expensive for the government. File Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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

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

FREE TUITION. CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III reacts to UP Diliman's latest decision not to collect tuition for the first semester of academic year 2017-2018. Presidential file photo

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

ISKOLAR NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia commons

‘Free Tuition Watch’ campaign launched on Facebook

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Students in 114 state colleges and universities can post on the Facebook page their experiences in availing themselves of the free tuition

REPORT. Students may report any kind of feedback about the implementation of the Free Tuition Policy through the Free Tuition Watch. Photo by Marian Plaza/Rappler

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

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

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

FREE TUITION. The House passes on 3rd and final reading the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

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

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

FREE TUITION. The Senate has passed on third and final reading the Affordable Higher Education for All Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

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 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

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

'FUND UNIFAST'. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia issue a joint position paper on the tuition-free policy. Dominguez file photo from Joel Liporada/Rappler; Diokno and Pernia file photos from Malacañang

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

UP file photo from Wikimedia commons

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

FREE TUITION. A bill filed in the House of Representatives seeks to provide free college education for all.

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

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

File photos by Jee Geronimo/Rappler and from Sen Recto's Facebook

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

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

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

CONTINUITY? Commission on Higher Education Chairperson Patricia Licuanan believes 'we will continue all the main things we have been doing' in higher education.   we will continue all the main things we have been doing

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

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. The education department is set to fully implement the K to 12's senior high school program this June. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

File photo from Rappler

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?

PROMISES. A promise common among presidential candidates is the increase of the education budget, especially for state universities and colleges. File photo by Mark Demayo

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

EDUCATION PROMISES. What are the presidential candidates' promises when it comes to education? File photo by Marchel P. Espina

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

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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

EDUCATION REFORMS. Valenzuela Representative Sherwin Gatchalian says education will be his primary legislative agenda if he gets elected as senator in 2016. Screenshot from Rappler

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

LAST PUSH. Congressman Terry Ridon filed an amendment of the 2016 national budget before the House Committee of Appropriations.

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

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

TAAS KAMAO. UPLB students expect Vice President Jejomar Binay to fulfill the promises he made during the forum on September 15. File photo by Rappler

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

How young Filipinos are making local governments work

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:57 PM

In these crucial times when democratic spaces in the country have opened the youth are venturing into an area where many of them have never gone before – the local governments

CYAN CONSTRUCTIVE ENGAGEMENT. Prior the opening of classes, youth and Students, led by the National Anti Poverty Commission Youth and Student Council, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, invited government agencies to discuss student issues and proposals. Photo by Justine Balane

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

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

HELPING STUDENTS. Students of the Batasan Hills National High School line up during the opening of classes in Quezon City on June 1. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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 NG BAYAN. This file photo shows the Oblation statue, an iconic symbol of the University of the Philippines. File photo from Wikimedia commons

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

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

REMEMBERING ROSANNA. Cagayan State University Students light candles in memory of fallen classmate Rosanna Sanfuego. Photo from the NUSP Pilipinas website

'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

TUITION FEE DEBATE. Cagayan State University has observed a 'no tuition fee' policy since 2009. File photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler