• 05 August 2015
MANILA, August 5 (PIA) -- Malacananang  reiterated on Tuesday that the total budget allocation for state colleges and universities (SUCs) has more than doubled  under the term of President Aquino, contrary to the claim of Vice President Binay. Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma in a statement citing  the Department of Budget and Management’s data said  that the total budget allotment for the country’s tertiary education institutions has increased from P23.8 billion in 2010 to P47.7 billion this year, including a net increase of P5.2 billion from P38 billion in 2014, to P43.3 billion in 2015. All of the SUCs mentioned by VP Binay in his speech at the Cavite State University (CSU) on Tuesday, reflected increases in their respective budgets. The budget of the University of the Philippines has increased by 90% to P13.1 billion this year from P6.9 billion in 2010. Meanwhile, the funds allocated to CSU have increased by almost 93% to P353 million in 2015 from about P183.5 million in 2010. On the other hand, the budgets earmarked for Isabela State University (ISU) and Mindanao State University (MSU) has jumped by 56% and 81.2% respectively in the five-year period fro ...Read more

Decommissioning does not have to be in BBL, legal team reiterates

 CENTRAL  05 August 2015
MANILA, Aug. 5 – Decommissioning need not be included in the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, a lawyer of the government peace panel said today. “We have explained many times before that decommissioning as well as the broader normalization process need not be in the BBL,” Atty. Sittie Amirah Pe ...Read more

ARMM to construct 900 classroom buildings

 R10  05 August 2015
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 5 --  Close to 900 new classrooms worth over P500 million will be built all over the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) starting this year. Dr. John Magno, the region’s Department of Education (DepEd) secretary, said P191 million was also earmarked for ...Read more