UP Diliman’s COVID-19 immunization program #BakunahanSaDiliman believes that the university should extend vaccination services to all of its students. There’s one thing missing though, the government can’t give them enough vaccines.
Several student councils across the UP system reported delays in the delivery of gadgets and internet subsidies through the Student Learning Assistance Support (SLAS) Online, which is meant to cushion the pandemic’s impact on financially challenged Iskolar ng Bayan.
In 2022, the UP system could face a P1.3 billion budget cut through the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) proposed national budget, which was submitted to the House of Representatives on Aug. 23, Monday.
With little to no income because of ECQ, affected individuals are hoping for the immediate release of cash assistance to see them through the two-week ordeal. But delayed distribution from past lockdowns bolster doubts of receiving the aid on time.