5 days ‘Future proofing’: Recto urges for increased budget for medical scholarships Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines---Senator Ralph Recto on Wednesday said that the Philippines badly needs more doctors and producing physicians will cost the government a fraction of its "intelligence and confidential fund." The Senate President Pro Tempore pointed out the government can finance the studies of medical students and "not leave it to family incomes or what the pocket can afford." "It is certainly lower than this year's P9.6 billion Intelligence and Confidential Fund, a fraction of the P20.1 billion Travel Fund, and a drop in the bucket of the P1.2 trillion Personal Services budget," said Recto. "Inconsequential agencies are seen as an ... more