Free tuition in SUCs only a Duterte signature away from becoming law

Kathrina Charmaine Alvarez (GMA News) Tuition-free education in all state universities and colleges now only needs President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature to become law. On Tuesday, the Senate ratified the bicameral conference committee report on Senate Bill No. 1304 and House Bill No. 5633, now known as the proposed Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. The same report was ratified by the House of Representatives on Monday. The proposal will thereafter be sent to Malacañang for Duterte’s signature. Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero, chairman of the Senate education committee, said the bill, when signed into law, would apply to the second […]

NEDA, RDC Central Luzon lead PDP and Ambisyon Natin 2040 motorcade

The Regional Development Council (RDC) and the NEDA Regional Office in Central Luzon (NRO 111) led a motorcade to raise awareness on the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017 – 2022 and Ambisyon Nation 2040 last June 14. The motorcade started from the Government Center, San Fernando City to the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) in Mariveles, Bataan. RDC III members including regional line agencies, provincial and municipal local government units, and private sector representatives participated in the activity. The motorcade left the NEDA Central Luzon building at 7 am. The first stop was at the Bataan Provincial Command Center at […]

PH-Japan partnership is important in achieving PDP strategies – NEDA

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) shared the importance of partnership between the Philippines and Japan in achieving the strategies set in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022. In an interview last Friday by TV Tokyo for an episode of Future Century Zipangu, Undersecretary Rosemarie G. Edillon shared that Japan has been a partner of the Philippines in sustaining economic growth through investments in infrastructure and construction. “We are looking for Japan for financial assistance to achieve the strategies set in the PDP, ” the NEDA Official said. Edillon also expressed her appreciation to Japan for helping the country […]