Duterte signs into law medicine scholarship program, 3 other measures | Inquirer News

Duterte signs into law medicine scholarship program, 3 other measures

/ 09:57 PM January 04, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure that will establish a scholarship program for poor students aspiring to become doctors.

In a text message to reporters on Monday (Jan. 4), Senate President Vicente Sotto III said he just received from Malacañang the signed copy of “Doktor Para sa Bayan Act” or Republic Act 11509.


The new law sets up a medical scholarship and return service program, which grants scholarships to deserving students aspiring to become physicians.

It seeks to encourage students to take up medicine and help improve the country’s doctor-patient ratio.


READ: Senate ratifies final version of medical scholarship bill

According to Sotto, Duterte also signed into law the Alternative Learning System Act (RA 11510), Amendments to Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 (RA 11511) and the law authorizing the President to expedite the processing and issuance of National and local permits, licenses and certifications in times of national emergency (RA 11517).

Malacañang has yet to release copies of the newly-signed laws as of posting time.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Doktor Para sa Bayan Act, medical scholarship, Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2021 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.