House Assistant Majority Leader and Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles yesterday appealed to the country’s colleges and universities not to aggravate the burdens of parents whose children were barely coping with the spiraling cost of tertiary education by prescribing scandalously expensive textbooks.
“We have seen the green light given to educational institutions to increase tuition fees. Now, schools are compelling students to use books priced way beyond their parents’ means. This is completely unacceptable,” Nograles lamented.
House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has accepted the honorary chairmanship of the administration coalition National Unity Party.
“I accept and I’m honored by your invitation,” Belmonte said in response to the proposal of NUP president and Nueva Ecija Rep. Rodolfo Antonino.
Belmonte is current vice chairman of the Aquino-led Liberal Party.