Bam authored free tuition bill, but Duterte allies did rest of work

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Senator Bam Aquino is unfit to receive all the credit for authoring Republic Act 10931 or "Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act” because he may have written the bill, but it was President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies in House that made it feasible into law.

These were the sentiments of RJ Nieto of Thinking Pinoy after critics have pointed out that it should be Aquino who receives the gratitude of the education sector.

Nieto said that Aquino only pushed for the bill during Duterte’s term because he knew it was implausible during the previous Yellow administration due to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds scandal that had the Yellows scrambling for money.

With a more stable government, Nieto said it gave Aquino enough confidence to push for a bill that would re-allocate the national budget to the education sector.

When it comes to the prioritization, votation, plenary, and vetoing of the bill, it had been entirely up to Duterte and his cohorts.

In his full post on Facebook, Nieto said,

"SHOULD WE THANK BAM FOR FREE TUITION?

Yes and no.

Bam Aquino had the balls to file the Free Tuition Bill only because he knows he won't encounter opposition from his LP cohorts. Filing this in the previous congress would've just incurred the Aquino Era Malacanang's wrath, a Malacanang that was so busy with maximizing savings to feed its DAP machine, the same DAP machine that the Pnoy regime used to bribe rival politicians to submission.

In short, this Ninoy Cosplayer  🤣 had the guts to file this in this Congress because it won't be Pnoy who'll worry about where to get the money to finance it.

Let me give you a quick rundown of how the bill was made into law.

1. Who authored the Free Tuition Bill? Bam, I'll give him that.
2. Who dictates what gets prioritized in the Senate/Lower House Calendars? Duterte's allies.
3. Who provided the necessary numbers to pass the bill in the Senate? Duterte's allies.
4. Who provided the necessary numbers to pass the bill in the Lower House? Duterte's allies.
5. Who allowed the bill to get past plenary? Duterte's allies.
6. Who decided against vetoing the bill? Duterte.

A free tuition bill does not require a genius to write it. Yes, Bam wrote the bill, but it was everything else that happened afterwards that actually matters.

Oo, si Bam ang ama (o ina  🤣) ng bata, pero si Duterte ang nagpalaki, nagpakain, nagpatapos.

My point? Fine, I'll give Bam credit for authoring the bill, but for its actual passage, I won't give him more credit than he deserves.

OH, AND DID I SAY THAT IT WAS PGMA, WHILE SHE WAS STILL A LEGISLATOR, WHO FILED A FREE TUITION BILL FIRST?

Ang tawag diyan, Inday Bam, ay bandwagoning.

Yung tipong alam mo nang llamado ang Golden State Warriors dahil sa pagpasok ni Kevin Durant, tapos kunwari, biglang DubNation ka na.

Wag ganun, Bam. Wag ganun."


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Source: Thinking Pinoy


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