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STATE SCHOOLS GET P446M FOR AGRI RESEARCH – DAR

To scale up agricultural production, the Department of Agriculture (DA), through its Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), has allocated an average of P446 million yearly to state universities and colleges (SUCs) to support their research for development, technology commercialization, research facilities, and scholarships starting 2017. “This is not the first time we are doing this, […]

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GATCHALIAN: INCLUDE SUCS IN ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’

To ensure that more students can benefit from free higher education, Senator Win Gatchalian is proposing the inclusion of State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the “Build, Build, Build” program of the government to build more classrooms and school facilities. “Maraming gustong mag-aral sa college, maraming pumapasa ng entrance exam pero hindi nakakapasok ng SUCs […]

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GATCHALIAN: FAST-TRACK TUITION REIMBURSEMENTS

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to fast-track the reimbursement of tuition and miscellaneous fees under the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Republic Act 10931), better known as the Free College Education Law. Although CHED reported that 80 percent of the 215 public higher education institutions (HEIs) for the […]

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VILLANUEVA : SET SUC RULES FOR P3-B BAYANIHAN FUND

Senator Joel Villanueva urged the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to immediately craft the necessary guidelines to implement several provisions under the Bayanihan 2 law that are designed to help state universities and colleges (SUCs) implement flexible learning programs and assist displaced teaching and nonteaching personnel, as well as students to cope with the new […]

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731 UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES START CLASSES IN AUGUST – DE VERA

At least 731 higher education institutions (HEIs) have their academic year 2020 to 2021 through flexible learning last August amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairman Prospero de Vera III said. “Ito ang pinakamaraming bilang na magbubukas at mayroon ding 186 na magbubukas hanggang Setyembre at Oktubre depende sa kakayanan ng […]

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GIVE SUC PERSONNEL HEALTH BENEFITS – VILLANUEVA

The newly-constituted Senate committee that tackles tertiary, and technical-vocational education issues has begun public hearings into proposals to expand benefits for personnel in state universities and colleges (SUCs). At the hearing, stakeholders welcomed proposals to provide healthcare benefits for teaching and non-teaching SUC personnel, and in-campus housing for faculty members, two measures authored and pursued […]

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ANGARA TO HONASAN: FAST-TRACK FREE INTERNET IN SUCs

Senator Sonny Angara is urging newly-appointed Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Gringo Honasan to fast-track the setting up of free internet access in the country’s state universities and colleges (SUC), a program which has been plagued by delays. Out of the country’s 112 SUCs, only 17 have been installed free Wi-Fi hotspots […]

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GORDON TO SUCs, SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOLS: PRIORITIZE POOR BUT DESERVING STUDENTS

True to his long-time advocacy of having poor but deserving students being prioritized for admission to the country’s state colleges and universities and science high schools, Senator Dick Gordon slammed the “palakasan” system being practiced in Olongapo City’s Science High School. “I have been hearing reports that most of the students in the Science High […]

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HASTEN FREE WI-FI IN SUCs PROJECT – ANGARA

Reelectionist Senator Sonny Angara wants government to step up the implementation of free internet access in public places under Republic Act 10929, particularly in state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the country. Under the law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in 2017 which created the Free Internet Access Program, the Department of Information and Communications […]

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FUND FOR JOB PROMOTION, SALARY INCREASE OF TEACHERS IN SUCS APPROVED IN 2019 BUDGET – ANGARA

Teaching personnel in state universities and colleges (SUCs) across the country will be able to receive this year part of their long-overdue salary adjustment with the approval of the 2019 national budget that included funding for job promotion, Senator Sonny Angara said. “The wait is over,” said Angara, vice chair of the Senate Committee on […]