December 1, 2011

SUCs in CAR to get P12M for R&D projects in 2012

(01Dec2011 by: ifugao posts)
The Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara committed to support Research and Development (R&D) projects for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). The Senator pushed for a P12 million financial support for all SUCs in CAR which will be included in the 2012 national budget. The overarching goal is to support studies related to cultural preservation, environmental protection, and climate change adaptation. The said R&D fund shall be utilized by all SUCs in CAR namely: Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (ASIST), Apayao State College (ASC), Benguet State University (BSU), Ifugao State University (IFSU), Kalinga-Apayao State College (KASC), and Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC).
Aside from the above funding, Sen. Angara is also pushing for a P322 million budget increase for all SUCs in the country for tertiary maintenance and upgrade purposes. Sen. Angara, the chair of the Senate Committee on Education, Arts, and Culture, explained, "The 322 million is a small step in our efforts to increase government support for tertiary education, but it is also a good start. To make bigger strides, we must appeal to our leaders: the President and the members of congress to give a larger allocation for education in the years to come." Angara is a known advocate for teacher welfare, research development, cultural preservation, agricultural production and environmental protection.

Reference: Press release from the Office of Senator Edgardo J. Angara

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow, really appreciate the passion of Sen. Angara in developing a better education access for all Filipinos. gogo dear Senator. I hope other leaders will also commit for others causes so that the country will attain development in a synchronized manner.

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