FINALLY! Bam Admits The Real Person Who Made Free Tuition For 2017 Happen

"Panahon ng pagbibigayan. Dapat lahat ng kasama, masabi natin na mabigyan ng tamang praise."
Bam Aquino admits the Real Person Who Made Free Tuition For 2017 Happen
In an interview over ABS-CBN’s "Umagang Kay Ganda" on Tuesday, December 20, Senator Paolo Benigno 'Bam' Aquino IV has finally admitted it was Senator Panfilo 'Ping' Lacson who was responsible for making tuition fees free in state universities and colleges (SUCs) next year.

When asked if the P8.3 billion went to making tuition free in SUCs because of Sen. Lacson’s discovery that it was a pork barrel fund that was intended for public works projects in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, Sen. Aquino said:

Tama iyan. Just for the record.
Aside from Sen. Lacson, Sen. Aquino also said that Senate Finance chair Sen. Loren Legarda should be credited for the allocation of the multibillion-peso fund to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), for spending on SUCs.
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Panahon ng pagbibigayan. Dapat lahat ng kasama, masabi natin na mabigyan ng tamang praise. To be fair, ito po’y naging Senate initiative, wala po ito sa original budget.

Naitulak po ito ni Sen. Legarda at Sen. Lacson. Ang iba nating mga kasama po natin na may ganitong adbokasiya, si Sen. Gatchalian, Recto, Angara, Escudero, marami ho.

Kapag pinirmahan ni President Duterte ito, mayroon ding siyempreng praise para sa kanya dahil naituloy ito. Si CHED is also behind this.

Huwag na nating pulitikahin ang edukasyon. Ang edukasyon napaka-importanteng bagay, kailangan tayong magtulungan.