November 9, 2012

Loren believes that literacy is a fundamental human right. As such, she acknowledges the urgent need for a collaborative effort between government and non-government organizations involved in literacy promotion. While accessibility to education and literacy are basic problems inherent to every society, the Philippines is also in need of good quality education. Despite the existence of laws and programs aimed to improve the education system, much still needs to be done to see the effects at the grassroots level.

Her legislative efforts resulted in the passage of the Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (UniFAST) Act (Republic Act No. 10687) to harmonize and unify existing publicly funded national government programs for Scholarships, Grants-in-Aid, and Student Loans for Tertiary Education to improve their efficiency and the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act (Republic Act No. 10931) which provided free higher education in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and Local Universities and Colleges (LUCs).