In his statement in response to protests against state universities and colleges (SUCs) cuts, President Noynoy Aquino appealed to critics to “also look at the budget of Department of Education.” This was also his response to the student protesters during his 100 days townhall meeting.
Last October 19, President Noynoy Aquino issued a statement regarding the proposed cuts in the education budget for 2011. This was a response to the the wave of protest activities by students and youth groups vs the proposed cuts in spending for state schools. The
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