QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Students of the University of the Philippines in Diliman and other parts of the country will be required to reimburse the government for their free tuition if they want to graduate.
President Rodrigo Duterte issued an Executive Order that would in effect cancel the free tuition status of U.P. students who waste taxpayer money by walking out of their classes to protest against the very government that gives them free education.
”If they want to continue protesting against the government, they should transfer to Ateneo University, De La Salle University or St. Scholastica’s College,” Duterte said. “It is about time we spend taxpayer money wisely.’