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#AyokongMagmahal: Students lead walkout to oppose tuition increase

Feb 29, 2020 - 4:27 PM

Filipino youth from various universities and colleges in Metro Manila join the 'walkout' protest to denounce impending increase of tuition and other school fees and revival of mandatory ROTC

PROTEST. Students from different universities in Metro Manila take part in the nationwide protest on Friday, February 28 to oppose the impending tuition and other school fee increase. Photo by Kristine Vega

LIST: 27 local universities, colleges now covered by free tuition law

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Higher Education says a total of 214 public higher education institutions are now covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

[ANALYSIS] Why the free tuition law is not pro-poor enough

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Its costs are borne mainly by poor and middle-class Filipinos

7 problems with free tuition law implementation, according to Salceda

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:29 PM

Albay Representative Joey Salceda, a principal author of the law, says only a few schools have received funding, while several students are unable to apply for loans

FREE TUITION WOES. Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda is unsatisfied with the implementation of the free tuition law he co-authored. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Diokno says free tuition law now part of GAA

Aug 02, 2018 - 7:48 PM

'We’re providing for it. Kasama na talaga sa budget,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, despite previously warning government would not be able to shoulder the cost of free tuition

ECONOMIC MANAGER. DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, during hearing on the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Schools fear TRAIN package 2 could raise tuition, other fees

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Finance Undersecretary Karl Kendrick Chua says underperforming private schools are very profitable and enjoy tax perks

HIGHER TUITION. The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines says cutting tax perks will result to higher school fees. Rappler file photo

House power struggle, free UP tuition, Pope Francis | Midday wRap

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:01 PM

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UP records increase in applications from free tuition law

Jul 30, 2018 - 8:52 PM

The country's top university receives over 60,000 additional applications as aspiring students snake around the UP Diliman campus to beat the deadline to apply

CROWD. Crowd during the last day of submission of UPCAT Application in UP Diliman. Photo by Angie de Silva

DBM seeks P11-B budget increase for free tuition in state colleges

Jun 27, 2018 - 4:08 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says P51 billion has been allotted for the free tuition program in the proposed 2019 national budget, higher than the P40-billion allocation this year

HIGHER BUDGET. Department of Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno speaks at the midterm convention of the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges about higher budget for the free tuition law. Photo from the DBM

No tuition and fees increases in SUCs and LUCs for next 5 years – Unifast

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison says during the 5-year period of review, the government hopes to determine a standard amount that will replace tuition and other school fees

NO INCREASE. Unifast officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison (C) reminds state and local universities and colleges that there will be no increase in tuition and fess for the next 5 years. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHED not expecting exodus of private school students due to free tuition law

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:20 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says requirements for transferee students tend to be strict and slots are often limited

NO STUDENT EXODUS. CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III leads the launch of the free tuition law's implementing rules and regulations on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED launches free tuition law IRR

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Starting SY 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs

SIGNED. Lawmakers who championed the free tuition law watch as members of the UniFAST Governing Board sign the law's IRR on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

8 things you need to know about the free tuition law

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The law will cover the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and all duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs starting this school year

FREE SCHOOLING. Filipino students can also avail of loans for tertiary education under the free tuition law

LIST: 78 local universities, colleges covered by free tuition law

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the 78 LUCs will no longer collect tuition and fees starting school year 2018 to 2019

FREE SCHOOLING. Several local universities and colleges will no longer collect tuition and fees starting this school year.

CHED OIC vows to finish free tuition law IRR by February 22

Feb 16, 2018 - 2:40 PM

'It takes a little bit of effort to craft implementing guidelines on things that we have never done in this country,' says CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III

IRR STILL PENDING. CHED OIC Prospero de Vera says several provisions in the free tuition law's IRR are still being finalized. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Free tuition for SUCs in 2nd semester of SY 2017-2018 – Bam Aquino

Nov 09, 2017 - 1:57 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Bam Aquino says Congress will provide CHED an additional P40 billion for the implementation of the free tuition law next year

FREE SCHOOLING. University of the Philippines Diliman students will be among the beneficiaries of the free tuition law this semester. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CHR hits House plan to use its budget for free education

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:20 PM

I think that kind of a statement or a narrative is meant to confuse the people says Commission on Human Rights CHR Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz

CHR BUDGET. Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Commissioner Roberto Eugenio Cadiz hits the House of Representatives' plan to use the CHR's budget to fund free college education. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

House wants to use CHR, ERC, NCIP budgets for free tuition

Sep 14, 2017 - 8:21 PM

Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin hits the idea saying You can t cut the budget of a constitutional body then to soften criticism bestow it [on] a supposed loftier cause like free tuition

FULLHOUSE. Members of Congress and the Senate join together for a special session on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao at the House of Representatives on July 22, 207. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

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

Faeldon, Free tuition law, Trump | Midday wRap

Aug 11, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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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

Who will benefit from the free tuition law?

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Data suggest that by and large the free tuition law is likely to benefit the rich more than the poor

No tuition collection in U.P. system for 1st semester of SY 2017-2018

Aug 08, 2017 - 3:58 PM

The free tuition policy will not cover graduate students and those studying in UP s law and medical schools

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

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Aug 08, 2017 - 12:30 PM

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Congress 'carving out' funds for free tuition

Aug 08, 2017 - 8:31 AM

The House appropriations committee CHED and DBM are set to meet and compute just how much it will take to make sure tuition and miscellaneous fees are free for students in government run educational institutions

FUNDING A PROMISE. The House of Representatives now works on finding a way to fund a new law that makes tuition and other feeds free for students of SUCs, TVIs, and LCUs. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

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

'Bulakbol,' rich? No free tuition for 'undeserving' college students – Lacson

Aug 06, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson calls for the removal of pork barrel from the 2018 budget to fund free college tuition in state universities and colleges

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

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Aug 06, 2017 - 1:53 PM

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NICANOR FAELDON. Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon holds a press briefing at Bureau of Customs Office in Port Area, Manila on August 2, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler.

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Aug 04, 2017 - 7:54 PM

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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

LIST: State colleges and universities covered by free tuition law

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Here are the 112 SUCs covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act signed by President Rodrigo Duterte

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

Free tuition fee, Parojinogs, Mueller | Midday wRap

Aug 04, 2017 - 1:28 PM

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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

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Aug 04, 2017 - 10:49 AM

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CHILDREN. Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog and her brother Reynaldo Parojinog Jr arrive at NAIA Terminal 3 following the death of their parents. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte signs law for free tuition in state colleges

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte approves the measure despite opposition to it previously expressed by his economic managers

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 113th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) at its National Office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the agency for its exemplary performance in tax collection as it will help fund the different programs of the administration. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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

Nationwide Search for Young Arts Scholar 2017

Aug 02, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Philippine High School for the Arts is offering a full high school scholarship

Duterte, Diokno, Tillerson | Midday wRap

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

No tuition for now for UP Manila, UPLB undergrads

Jul 26, 2017 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED In both campuses the suspension – until further notice – is applicable to those enrolling for the first semester of academic year 2017 2018

Students react to 'no tuition collection' in UP Diliman

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The announcement of the university s flagship campus gets mixed reactions from the UP community

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

Mr President, before signing the law on free college tuition, please read this

Jul 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The bill passed by Congress to provide free tuition in public colleges and universities might result in poor families subsidizing students from richer families

‘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