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Mar Roxas supports 6%-of-GNP government spending for education

Below is a news article from the Sun.Star Network Online. It is also published in page 2 of Sun.Star Cebu today. The portion where Mar Roxas said he supports the call of youth groups for gov’t to spend 6% of GNP for education had been highlighted. The local GMA7 news program “Balistang Bisdak” also made a similar report yesterday afternoon.

Sen. Roxas: “At six percent, we are only at par with other countries in Southeast Asia . We need a little bit more than that.”

Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Opening of classes in C. Visayas ‘smooth’
By Elisabeth P. Baumgart and Katrina A. Balmaceda
Correspondents

CEBU CITY — About 90 percent of the expected 1.3 million students showed up in schools all over Central Visayas Tuesday, yet no major problems were reported to the Department of Education (DepEd) 7 office.

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June 11, 2008 at 5:41 am Leave a comment


What is the Six will Fix! campaign?

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The Six will Fix! campaign is a campaign spearheaded by the Youth Against Debt (YAD) calling for an automatic appropriation law for education pegged at 6% of the GNP as prescribed by the Delors Commission of the UNESCO.

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