More college graduates under federalism
Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Once the country is federalized, there will be more college graduates in the Philippines, according to the members of the Consultative Committee (Concom).

Susan Ubalde-Ordinario, a Concom member, said tuition fees, school infrastructures, books, teachers’ salaries, and electricity will be shouldered by the federal government while maintenance costs like janitorial services will rest in the hands of the regional government.

“We will not devolve education because we cannot encumber the regions with the funding of basic education since it will take up a huge chunk of the budget,” Ordinario said.

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on October 29-30, 2018 held its federalism roadshow in General Santos City and Polomolok to explain their proposal to the people of Soccskargen the benefits of shifting to a federal system of governance.

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