Lacson: Why not use pork to fund free tuition law?

Get rid of the congressional pork barrel to raise the P20 billion to P25 billion needed to provide free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) next school year.

That’s the solution of Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who has so far eschewed his annual allocations from the priority development assistance fund (PDAF), or pork barrel.

Lacson, in text messages on Sunday, said the P29.3-billion annual PDAF allocation for congressmen and senators was “more than enough” to cover the estimated cost of providing free college education, albeit for SUCs only.

He meant the discretionary funds allotted to lawmakers—P300 million each for senators and P80 million each for congressmen.

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