Can Filipinos keep up with the rising cost of education?

Ted Failon (via
Ted Failon (via

How much does quality education cost in the Philippines? Broadcast journalist Ted Failon examines it in the award-winning current affairs program “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday (May 24).

For Filipinos, education has been considered the most effective way to get out of poverty. This is why parents are eager to support the studies of their children.

With the free or cheap fees in public schools and scholarship programs offered by government and non-government organizations (NGOs), it has been said that education in the country is affordable. But why do many Filipinos still struggles to send their children or even themselves to school?

Ted also looks into the 9,000 slots recently opened by the Philippine National Police (PNP) for aspiring police officers. How does PNP choose its personnel?

[stextbox id=”astig”]Don’t miss the full report in “Failon Ngayon” this Saturday (May 24), on its new timeslot 4 PM on ABS-CBN with a replay on ANC every Sunday, 2 PM. For updates, like its Facebook page, and follow its Twitter account Tweet your thoughts and reaction this weekend using the hashtag #FailonNgayon.[/stextbox]