Sen. Bam Aquino visits CBSUA

The Chairman of the Committee on Trade, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship; Chairman,Senate Committee on Youth, Senator, Hon. Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV answered queries voiced by the students and faculty from BISTCAST, PSU and CBSUA during his visit at the University on December 8, 2016 at the Atrium.

In the open forum during his visit Sen. Bam explained that the law for free tuition fee for students enrolled in SUCs in the Philippines is still being crafted and that if it will pass the senate and be implemented by March of 2017, the students can then expect its effectivity by June next year. He further expounded that the law will not affect the scholars benefiting under the CHED and Institutional scholarships. The law will only cover the tuition fee; miscellaneous fees will still be paid by the students upon enrollment.

Further, Sen. Bam also stated that the proposed law for the free Wi-Fi for the public in the Philippines will cover 28,000 public places as initially planned by the Department of Information, Communications and Technology (DICT). Sen. Bam suggested in including public schools and SUCs to the 28,000 public places and was assured that the DICT will include at least the SUCs.

“Every year, there is more emphasis given on education, you can check on that; the budget is always expanding for SUCs every year.  My point is, there area lot of things we need to do and it is only a matter of prioritization. We will do our best to improve our school and we need to work together to determine our priorities. We hope to work with you together with a master plan for the development of the University.” Bam Aquino said at the end of the forum.