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The “Iskolar ng Bayan Act of 2014,” or the Senate Bill 2275 was approved! Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano authored the bill while his sister Senator Pia Cayetano sponsored it. Pia Cayetano is the chairperson of the Senate education, culture and arts committee.
This bill grants scholarships or free tuition and allowances of the TOP 10 BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. Under this bill, the top 10 students will be automatically enrolled at the nearby state university of his choice.
A news from Manila Bulletin quoted Senate President Franklin Drilon saying:
“Binilisan natin ang pagpasa nito, upang sa susunod na pasukan ay maging ganap na batas ito at mapakinabangan ng ating mga kabataan. Sa batas na ito, kahit mahirap ka basta magaling ka, ikaw ay may laban na makapasok nang libre sa mga state universities and colleges
[We fast-tracked the passage of this measure so that in the next school year, our youth can take advantage of this scheme. Under this measure, even if you are poor but you are bright, you have the right to enroll for free education at SUCs],’’
The Bill says automatic admission to state colleges and universities shall be accorded and scholarship granted to the top ten (10) public high school students of their graduating class, subject to such reasonable rules and regulations of the state universities and colleges aimed at maintaining schools' standards, policies and requirements.
SECTION 3. Form of Scholarship Grants. - Scholarship grants are hereby granted in the form of:
a. Free tuition fee and other school fees to the top ten (10) public high school students of their graduating class in all state colleges and universities;
b. Exemption from payment of entrance exam fees for a maximum of three (3) of his/her chosen state college/university;
c. Textbook allowance of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) per academic year;
d. Monthly living allowance of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) for Full Scholarship.
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