PHILIPPINES: Almost all universities not hiking fees

Higher Education Chairman Emmanuel Angeles said last week that he is going around the country asking university and college officials to heed the government's call for a moratorium on tuition increase for the next academic year, reports ABS-CBN. Angeles said he had talked to university and college officials from 13 regions and all had expressed support for his call for a moratorium on tuition increases.

"Universities and colleges have [positively] responded to our appeal. Almost all of them said they will not increase their tuition fees," Angeles told ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda".

Last Tuesday, student leaders from the National Union of Students of the Philippines, Kabataang Pinoy and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines lambasted the Commission on Higher Education for coming up with a "spineless" memorandum, asking schools for a moratorium on tuition increases.
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