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Friday, August 04, 2017

Duterte's Promise, FREE TUITION to 112 Universities and Colleges


Free tuition in state colleges and universities across the country is now a law.   This is after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act granting free tuition in SUCs.  It means millions of students will get free education in SUCs and vocational schools nationwide starting next year.

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Free tuition in state colleges and universities across the country is now a law. 

This is after President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act granting free tuition in SUCs.

It means millions of students will get free education in SUCs and vocational schools nationwide starting next year.

Read: ACT Teachers Partylist: Budget for 2018 Free Tuition Removed

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According to CNN report, Duterte signed the bill last night, August 3 after carefully studying the pros and cons of the free education bill.

The President believes that giving free tuition to SUC will give long term benefits compare to short term problem the government is facing right now regarding the budget allocation.


Accordingly, it's in the hands of the Congress now how to allocate funds for free education law since Malacanang has already submitted their proposal for 2018 National Budget for deliberation.

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Under the law, the full tuition subsidy will be given to students of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges, and state-run technical-vocational schools.

The good news is announced Friday morning, August 4 by Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra.

Read: Govt Scholarship for High School Students: Free Tuition, Free Textbooks with Allowances



Earlier, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said, the government may not be able to shoulder the cost of granting free tuition in SUCs because the government may have to shell out P100 billion annually if the bill passes into law.

Aside from this, the Commission on Higher Education announced that it would be offering cash grants for medical students in public medical schools.

Under the 2017 budget, P8 billion was allotted for free tuition for SUCs for the school year 2017-2018 but in 2018 National Budget, it was reported that free tuition has no budget allocation.


Meanwhile, the University of the Philippines (UP) president Danilo Concepcion has issued a memorandum on Tuesday which provides that no tuition and other school fees shall be collected from Filipino undergraduate students throughout its system.
It is stated that the UP decided to begin the implementation immediately within the current school year.

It further stated that an existing tuition subsidy from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will be utilized while miscellaneous fees will be covered by each constituent university’s own funds.

The UP System is composed of eight constituent universities namely: Diliman, Baguio, Los Banos, Manila, Mindanao, the Visayas, Cebu, and Open University.


The new law which signed by President Rodrigo Duterte last week will take effect in next school year but UP decide to implement it right away for the benefit of their students.



 


Here is the list of all state universities and colleges covered by the law:
National Capital Region
  • Eulogio 'Amang' Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology
  • Marikina Polytechnic College
  • Philippine Normal University
  • Philippine State College of Aeronautics
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Rizal Technological University
  • Technological University of the Philippines
  • University of the Philippines System
Region I - Ilocos Region
  • Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University
  • Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College
  • Mariano Marcos State University
  • North Luzon Philippines State College
  • Pangasinan State University
  • University of Northern Philippines
Cordillera Administrative Region
  • Abra State Institute of Science and Technology
  • Apayao State College
  • Benguet State University
  • Ifugao State University
  • Kalinga State University
  • Mountain Province State University
Region II - Cagayan Valley
  • Batanes State College
  • Cagayan State University
  • Isabela State University
  • Nueva Vizcaya State University
  • Quirino State University
Region III - Central Luzon
  • Aurora State College of Technology
  • Bataan Peninsula State University
  • Bulacan Agricultural State College
  • Bulacan State University
  • Central Luzon State University
  • Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University
  • Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology
  • Pampanga State Agricultural University
  • Philippine Merchant Marine Academy
  • Ramon Magsaysay Technological University
  • Tarlac College of Agriculture
  • Tarlac State University
Region IV-A - CALABARZON
  • Batangas State University
  • Cavite State University
  • Laguna State Polytechnic University (Laguna State Polytechnic College)
  • Southern Luzon State University
  • University of Rizal System
Region IV-B - MIMAROPA
  • Marinduque State College
  • Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Occidental Mindoro State College
  • Palawan State University
  • Romblon State University
  • Western Philippines University
Region V - Bicol Region
  • Bicol University
  • Bicol State College of Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Camarines Norte State College
  • Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges
  • Catanduanes State University
  • Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
  • Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa, Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Partido State University
  • Sorsogon State College
Region VI - Western Visayas
  • Aklan State University
  • Capiz State University
  • Carlos C. Hilado Memorial State College
  • Guimaras State College
  • Iloilo State College of Fisheries
  • Central Philippines State University
  • Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
  • Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
  • University of Antique
  • Iloilo Science and Technology University
  • West Visayas State University
Region VII - Central Visayas
  • Bohol Island State University
  • Cebu Normal University
  • Cebu Technological University
  • Negros Oriental State University
  • Siquijor State College
Region VIII - Eastern Visayas
  • Eastern Samar State University
  • Eastern Visayas State University
  • Leyte Normal University
  • Naval State University
  • Northwest Samar State University
  • Palompom Polytechnic State University
  • Samar State University
  • Southern Leyte State University
  • University of Eastern Philippines
  • Visayas State University
Region IX - Zamboanga Peninsula
  • J.H Cerilles State College
  • Jose Rizal Memorial State University
  • Western Mindanao State University
  • Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College
  • Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology
Region X - Northern Mindanao
  • Bukidnon State University
  • Camiguin Polytechnic State College
  • Central Mindanao University
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - Cagayan De Oro Campus
  • MSU - Iligan Institute of Technology
  • University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines - Claveria Campus
  • Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology
Region XI - Davao Region
  • Compostela Valley State College
  • Davao Del Norte State College
  • Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
  • Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology
  • University of Southern Philippines
Region XII - Main SOCCSKSARGEN
  • Cotabato State University
  • Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology
  • Sultan Kudarat State University
  • University of Southern Mindanao
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
  • Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College
  • Basilan State College
  • Mindanao State University
  • MSU-Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography
  • Sulu State College
  • Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College
Region XIII - Caraga Administrative Region
  • Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology
  • Caraga State University (Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Surigao del Sur State University
  • Surigao State College of Technology

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