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November 15, 2021

Budget cuts in nutrition research, science high school worry Marcos: Sen. Imee Marcos expresses concern over the reduction made in the proposed budgets of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) and the Philippine Science High School (PSHS). During the hybrid marathon session deliberating the proposed budget of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Monday, November 15, 2021, Marcos noted the P87 million cut in the PSHS budget and the P321 million cut in the budget of the FNRI at a time when the country has problems with the supply chain and logistics and the threats to national food security. ”We recommend that we take a look once again at the projects that will be severely impacted in the food and nutrition research so direly needed in this time. There is also a significant budget cut for the Philippine Science High School, which as we know, is the home of the best and the brightest Filipino students. I am deeply concerned by the threat it poses against the scholarship of our brilliant but impoverished PSHS students,” Marcos said. Sen. Joel Villanueva who is defending the DOST budget, agreed to look into these budget cuts, which he said are intended for infrastructure projects of the agencies. (Screen grab/ Senate PRIB)