Romulo appeals President Aquino to sign UniFAST Bill into law

By Sammy F. Martin

MANILA, Oct. 15 (PNA) — Pasig City Rep. Roman T. Romulo on Thursday appeal to President Aquino to sign into law the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Act which was submitted by Congress to Malacañang.

The bill, which was passed by both Houses of Congress on Aug. 3 and 4, 2015, seeks to vastly improve the handing out of scholarships, grants-in-aid and low-cost educational loans to students.

Romulo has high hopes that the UniFAST, will enable a greater number of qualified students to access public-funded scholarships and other forms of financial support.

“We are determined to help academically able and highly motivated students especially those coming from underprivileged families achieve their hopes and dreams of obtaining a tertiary education,” Romulo chairman of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education said.

Under the Constitution, a bill becomes a law once it’s signed by the President. However, a bill may also become a law if the President does not sign the bill within 30 days from receipt. (PNA)