DBM: Education Still Top Priority in Proposed 2019 Budget

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Yesterday, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Education (DepEd) had their respective budget hearings at the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively. During both hearings, legislators raised concerns regarding several budget cuts in the education agencies’ budgets. No more stipends? During the CHED budget hearing, the P3-billion budget cut for the Tulong Dunong program was once again brought up following concerns that around 350,000 college students receiving stipend would be cut off from aid. “That’s not automatic. We expect that a lot of them will be…