Duterte  prefers  scholars  to study  in Malaysia
Published on: Monday, January 21, 2019


Despite the controversial long-standing Sabah claim issue, the Philippine Government still prefers to send its qualified scholars to pursue engineering courses in Malaysia, instead of Egypt.

The country’s outspoken Chief Executive Rodrigo Roa Duterte (pic) revealed this here late last week.

Duterte, in his final pitch when campaigning for a “Yes” vote prior to the Jan 21 plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), said it is more logical and practical to send Filipino scholars to Malaysia.

“I am sponsoring scholarship grants to qualified Filipino engineering students to study abroad...Egypt and Malaysia are my options,” he said.

Duterte said Egypt is known for having great engineering institutions but the problem is the country is visited with violence from time to time.

“This is the reason why I prefer to send our scholars to Malaysia,” he confessed.

Duterte, who obtained 81pc trust rating during a recently-concluded public survey, also promised his audience comprising mostly Muslim Mindanaoans from Cotabato City to build additional schools in the region after the “Yes” vote dominates in the plebiscite (Jan. 21 & Feb. 6.)

“I am telling you now that the first thing I will invest after the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law in the region is to provide more schools,” he said.

The President said building more schools in the region is vital to ensure that children of our warriors (government soldiers/policemen, soldiers of MNLF andMILF) who perished in the war will be able to be properly educated.

“This Government will ensure that widows of our fallen heroes will get the necessary assistance from us, especially their daily food and education, among others.” 



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