Duterte Signs Law Granting Free Tuition in SUCs

Free higher education is one of the agenda set by the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council (LEDAC)

On Aug. 3, 2017, the President signed into law Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act or. R.A. 109931. The enactment of this bill will grant students free education in state universities and colleges (SUCs).


The bill for the President’s signature was only transmitted to his office last July 5. The House version of the bill was approved by 221 representatives while the Senate version was approved by 18 senators. No legislator voted against the bill in either chambers of Congress.