SOLON HOPES TO FINALLY GET SUPPORT ON ONE TABLET, ONE STUDENT BILL
SENATOR-ELECT Rep. Loren Legarda hopes members of the 19th Congress will support her one tablet, one student bill.
Legarda, the outgoing representative of Antique, said she will refile the bill in the Senate to help students cope with online learning.
“I hope I will have co-authors in this august hall on the free tablet, one tablet, one student act so that each of the 26 million Department of Education learners who have no access to their own gadgets (as) based on DepEd data, will have their own gadget,” she said.
“As well as the 1.6 million SUC students from poor families who have no access to their own tablet.”
Legarda is confident the government can allot budget for the measure.
“This will only entail P80 billion. Having been chair of the Senate Finance committee for five years, I know the P80 billion, 1.6 percent of the P5.2 trillion will and can be available to provide the wherewithal for our children and the youth of our country to be able to access data, information and knowledge,” she stressed.