A Catholic bishop in Philippines lauded a recent law signed that will provide free tuition for all students in state universities and colleges in the country.
Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, head of the CBCP’s migrants ministry, said the law granting universal access to college education is a “blessing”, especially to poor families and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). Many OFWs go abroad to support their children’s education and other needs of their families he added.
He said Filipino workers abroad endure separation from their families, hardships, and unfair treatments just for the betterment of their loved ones. “This free tertiary education to state colleges and universities is great help to our OFWs,” said the prelate.
“We appreciate the kind gestures of our president,” said Bishop Santos. He also lauded the President for increasing the validity of Philippine passports to 10 years.
“It is very helpful and useful for all, especially for our OFWs as they will save much time and money to renew their passports,” he said.
President Rodrigo Duterte on August 3, signed a law that will provide free tuition for all students in state universities and colleges in the country. (CBCPNews)