In a statement, CHED Chairman Patricia Licuanan said the government has increased the budget of state schools from P22.03 billion in 2011 to P42.28 billion in 2015.
"Their [SUCs] budget has almost doubled in five years," she
According to Licuanan
, SUCs' budget in 2014 was P35.93 billion contrary to Binay's claim of only P809 million in his
"True State of the Nation Address."
chief said the University of the Philippines
(UP) and Mindanao State University
(MSU) also received P9.37 billion and P1.97 billion, respectively, in the same year.
"While it is true that there was a slight decrease in the UP System budget of P156 million in 2014, the UP System received the biggest capital outlay allocation in 2013 of P1.45 billion," Licuanan
added that UP's
2015 budget is at its highest at P13.14 billion with a capital outlay of P4.6 billion.
But the MSU's budget in 2014 dropped by P632.66 million from the previous year because its 2013 capital outlay reached an unprecedented P868.59 million, Licuanan
also denied that CHED
slashed the budgets of the Cavite State University and Isabela State University
"In truth, the budgets of both institutions increased steadily from 2011 to 2015.
In five years, Cavite State University's
budget grew by 83.48 percent from P192.69 million in 2011 to P353.55 in 2015, while Isabela State University's
budget increased by 55.09 percent from P369.29 million in 2011 to P572.75 in 2015," she