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    Studies to continue, Phl tells scholars

    SCHOLARS formerly funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) from lawmakers will still study, a Philippine official ensured on Sunday.
    Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) will make sure that their scholarship will not be disrupted.
    “This is the duty of the Commission on Higher Education. It’s part of their annual program which is being funded by the national government,” said Coloma in a press briefing aired over the state-run dzRB Radio-Manila.
    An estimated 100,000 scholars will be affected as Congress no longer include PDAF in the 2014 national budget.
    Formerly, congressmen and senators receive PDAF in their respective annual budget for their “hard and soft projects.” Included in the “soft” projects are the scholarship programs and medical assistance.
    Last year the Supreme Court declared the PDAF unconstitutional.
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