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Sen. Lacson suggests using ‘pork’ to fund free education

Sen. Panfilo Lacson (FILE PHOTO)
Sen. Panfilo Lacson (FILE PHOTO)

Senator Panfilo Lacson suggested that the government should use the pork barrel to fund the free tuition fee of State Universities and Colleges.

According to Sen. Lacson, the government has not allocated a budget for the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, and the funds of other government agencies must not be reduced for the new legislation.

Due to this, Sen. Lacson proposed that the pork barrel of congressmen and senators be removed, and used to fund the free tuition which is expected to benefit 114 state universities and colleges.

Php 100 billion is the estimated needed budget with the implementation of the new law.

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