Under the return contract, graduates must first work in the country for a number of years. Why stop a return service? Tinio argued that the program “went beyond the law” and deprived students of the true meaning of “free education.” He said higher education would not really be free if students had to offer work to continue studying at state universities. “Universities can implement a return service. It`s part of the powers of all universities… If a university wants to develop a return service, no one can stop it,” De Vera Rappler said on the sidelines of CHED`s budget briefings in the Senate on Thursday, September 20. It fails the purpose of the law when it creates a service request and doesn`t really make it free to educate,” he added in a separate phone message. “`Yung academic freeze ay baka sa ngayon po, humihingi po kami ng pang-unawa, ay hindi po tutugma sa batas na nabanggit ko. May batas na nagsasabi kailan ang unang araw ng pasukan at ilang araw bawat school year at kailan pupwedeng kanselahan po ito,” Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali said. “Natutuwa kami na sa pamamagitan ng sponsor ng kanilang budget na si Cong. Aggabao, nag-commit ang CHED sa deletion ng return service provision sa IRR,” he added. During his arrest, ACT professor of the rep party list. Antonio Tinio stated that the required return of service had no legal basis.
Article 4, paragraph 3, of the Implementation Act, see 10931 of the Republic, better known as the Free Higher Education Act, stipulates that SUCs and LCS are responsible for formulating and implementing an RSA system for students who, as part of their admission and conservation policies, , benefit from the Free Higher Education Act. However, House of Commons legislators have lobbied the University Commission (CHED) to remove the C.I.A. provision “The Free Higher Education Act allows our students to excel in the fields of study they wish to pursue by removing the burden of having to pay tuition and other fees.