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Calls for tripartite deal on Philippine high school vouchers
Published on: Saturday, March 18, 2023
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Calls for tripartite deal on Philippine high school vouchers
Security officers from the Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety check the bags of students using metal detectors at Manuel A. Roxas High School in Quezon City.
MANILA: An education policy advocate is calling for a tripartite agreement among the Department of Education, local government units and private schools over the country’s voucher system for senior high school students.

According to Dr. Victor Limlingan, chairman of the public policy advisory firm Cristina Research Foundation, Inc., the subsidies provided by the government to senior high school students were lacking.

The voucher program, which allows the transfer of senior high school students to private schools, aims to help decongest public secondary schools.

“I proposed a tripartite partnership consisting of the Department of Education, the league of mayors and the COCOPEA because this is very timely because the next school year is coming in August,” he told ANC’s “Headstart” Friday.

“If we don’t do anything, there will be again overcrowding.” “Now, there’s an urgency to come out with this tripartite agreement... We still have time but we have to act fast,” he added. Limlingan made the proposal following a decision of the Antipolo city government in implementing the program. 

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