Bishop lauds free tuition law

Bishop lauds free tuition law
Students at ESSU main campus in Borongan City. ALREN BERONIO/ESTE NEWS

MANILA— A Catholic bishop said the law granting universal access to college education is a “blessing”, especially to poor families and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Balanga Bishop Ruperto Santos, head of the CBCP’s migrants ministry, said many OFWs go abroad to support their children’s education and other needs of their families.

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.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday signed a law that will provide free tuition for all students in state universities and colleges in the country.

“We appreciate the kind gestures of our president,” said 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. CBCPNews

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