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PIMENTEL ASKS DEPED ON LARGE BUDGET FOR VOUCHERS

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III sought clarification from the Department of Education (DepEd) on the massive increase in its budget for its voucher program as he asked for assurance that the cash grants will go to the intended beneficiaries of the program. ‚ÄúThis voucher program being administered by the Department of Education has ballooned […]

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ADDRESS P14-B SHORTAGE IN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL VOUCHER PROGRAM – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian said he will propose amendments to address the P14 billion budget shortfall to cover all 1.29 million learners under the Senior High School Voucher Program (SHS VP) for 2020. The SHS VP is a financial assistance program that enables underprivileged but qualified senior high school students to study in private schools, state […]

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GATCHALIAN TO LTFRB: ENSURE 100% DISTRIBUTION OF FUEL SUBSIDIES

Senator Win Gatchalian called on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to ensure a 100 percent distribution of the fuel subsidies for public jeepney drivers and operators. Gatchalian made the call after the LTFRB announced that fuel subsidies under the Pantawid Pasada Program (PPP) would be increased from P5,000 last year to P20,514 […]