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Umamin din! Bam Aquino admits his bill didn't make 'Free Tuition' happen

After the news of the 8.3 Billion additional funds for Commission on Higher Education (CHED) broke out, many politicians aired their reactions to social media.

Senators and Congressmen immediately published infographics on their Facebook pages detailing their bills that supposedly aimed to fund the education of many Filipinos giving the impression that their bills were passed and were the reason for the budget allocation.

The only problem is, not one of those bills got passed.

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One particular senator got the ire of Filipino netizens for giving the impression that his bill paved the way for the realignment of funds to the CHED's budget.

Bam Aquino immediately launched a sponsored Facebook campaign to announce the development.

Filipino netizens weren't so enthusiastic reading the sponsored post.

"I don't know, but is he really going to try to emulate the looks of his grandfather and pretend that we are not aware of what he is doing?," user David Lapasen quipped.

In a statement released by his office to the media, Aquino admitted that his bill to provide free tuition to all State Universities and Colleges in the country has not been passed at all.

“We’re hoping we can pass this by February or March in time for June school year at para libre na ang college tuition every school year,” the press release quoted him as saying.

There have been several bills filed both in the Congress and Senate to provide free tuition to all SUCs.

On Saturday, the realignment of the 8.3 Billion to CHED's coffers has been finalized sending all Filipinos into frenzy.

The amount came from DPWH's budget after Senator Panfilo Lacson discovered it as pork.
Umamin din! Bam Aquino admits his bill didn't make 'Free Tuition' happen Umamin din! Bam Aquino admits his bill didn't make 'Free Tuition' happen Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 6:07:00 AM Rating: 5

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