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Budget cut on DepEd program questioned

/ 01:47 AM September 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines–The Department of Education (DepEd) said it would move to restore the nearly P1-billion cut from a program providing subsidies to more than 1 million senior high school students.

The DepEd originally proposed P52 billion to fund the program for 2020, but the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) allocated P31.18 billion.

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DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla said she was in talks with the DBM and Congress to “ensure the continuity of the program.” —MATTHEW REYSIO-CRUZ

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