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Aiza Seguerra wants accessible education for youth »

The National Youth Commission (NYC) is pushing for accessible education for the youth, especially in the countryside, saying the lack of it has become one of the root causes of extremism.

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Improve quality of education in SUCs, gov’t urged »

After the passage of a bill making tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) free, a teachers' group urged the government on Wednesday to improve and expand higher educational institutions (HEIs) to make tertiary education more accessible.

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Donations, more teachers sought for ‘bakwit schools’ for Lumads »

“I want to be an engineer to construct a school for Lumads…I want to create something we can call our own so they would stop tagging us as ‘school for the NPA.’ If I become an engineer, I can put a mark on the blueprint, and tell them I built the school for the tribal community. Not for rebels.”

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Free tech-voc education set up as ‘viable’ alternative »

Senator Joel Villanueva has filed a bill for the passage of free technical-vocational education, which should have been a "viable alternative" for the free higher education bill.

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UN study: Extremist fighters lack good education and jobs »

A United Nation study of 43 people who left their countries to become "foreign terrorist fighters" in Syria has found that most came from disadvantaged backgrounds, lacked good education and decent jobs—and saw their Muslim religion "in terms of justice and injustice rather than in terms of piety and spirituality."

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Binay to DBM: Help Senate find ways to kickstart free tuition in SUCs »

Senator Nancy Binay on Thursday urged the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to help Senate find ways to continue funding free education among state colleges and universities (SUCs) nationwide, saying that DBM’s earlier claim that government could not afford it was “obscure and out of sight.”

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Hontiveros to gov’t: Declare ‘national emergency’ over HIV spread in PH »

Following a recent report of the Philippines having the fastest growing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region, Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called on the government to declare a "national emergency" over the spread of the said infection.

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Senators tell Duterte admin: Free SUC tuition an ‘investment’ »

Senators called on President Rodrigo Duterte's economic managers to reconsider their opposition on full government subsidy of tuition fee in state universities and colleges (SUCs).

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