Sunday, August 6, 2017

"APO HIKING SOCIETY" Member Jim Paredes Thanked President Rodrigo Duterte For Free Tuition For State Universities!

It was a different atmosphere on social media on last August 4 as netizens saw a bright side to legendary OPM singer-songwriter Jim Paredes when designating President Rodrigo Duterte. He surprisingly actually thanked President Duterte for signing the law which provides free tuition fees for state universities and colleges. 
Deputy Executive Secretary Menardo Guevarra made the declaration concerning the new law.
During a news conference in Pasay City, Guevarra declaim:
Free tertiary education in SUCs is a very strong pillar or cornerstone of the President’s social development policy.”
“He weighed everything and came to the conclusion that the long-term benefits that will be derived from the well-developed tertiary education on the part of the citizenry will definitely outweigh any short-term budgetary challenges.”

Succeeding the announcement, Jim Paredes went on Twitter to thank President Duterte for signing the Republic Act 110931 also known as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act.

The associate of legendary musical group Apo Hiking Society also thanked Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV for writing the bill. He commended both politicians, saying “cooperation, inclusivity, good intentions make things possible.”

This is a rather unexpected act for Jim Paredes, who’s been disapproving to the president’s policies and attitude since Duterte took power. He has condemn Duterte for declaring Martial Law in Mindanao as well as his off-color trick which many have consider inappropriate.

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