Senator Lacson said that only poor and deserving students should benefit from the law giving free tuition for state universities and colleges (SUCs).
“Kailangan, malinaw sa IRR (Implementing Rules and Regulations) na mga deserving students,”
“Kung gagastusan ng pamahalaan yung mga bulakbulero, bulakbulera at mga bobong estudyante, hindi naman siguro nararapat yun. Dapat yung mga mahihirap at mga deserving na estudyante,”
President Rodrigo Duterte signed RA 10931 or the “Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act,” which grants free tuition for SUCs, local universities and colleges and technical-vocational institutions on Thursday.
On the other hand, Senator Lacson stated that there must be a system to filter the students who really deserve free tuition so that the government will not spend too much.
“Dapat salain din. Otherwise napakalaki ng gagastusin natin. E kung paulit-ulit, nakakalimang taon na first year college pa rin, hindi naman tayo papayag doon,”
According to Lacson, Congress must have somebody to see to it that the law is being implemented properly.
“Kailangan may oversight ang Kongreso para makita na yung batas ay masusunod din,”