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MAKATI SOLON TO BSP: DEFER HIKE OF ATM FEES

Makati City Representative Luis Campos Jr. is asking the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to consider deferring the implementation of a new automated teller machine (ATM) charging model that will cause user fees to spike up to 63 percent starting April. Campos, a member of the House committee on banks and financial intermediaries said it […]

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ANGARA: HALT ONLINE TRANSACTION FEES AMID COVID-19

Senator Sonny Angara issued an appeal to the banks and mobile payment systems to suspend the collection of fees for digital transactions while the country is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Several banks and mobile money services will resume their collection of fees in spite of an appeal by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas […]

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SIGNING OF FIRST-TIME JOBSEEKERS ASSISTANCE ACT SHOWS DUTERTE’S ‘MALASAKIT’ FOR FILIPINOS – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) and 2019 senatorial candidate Bong Go has welcomed the signing into law of the act waiving in favor of first-time job seekers government fees for the issuance of documents required for employment applications. First-time jobseekers include fresh graduates, students who have taken leaves of absence and out-of-school youth. […]

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FIRST-TIME JOBSEEKERS ASSISTANCE ACT A TIMELY GIFT FOR FRESH GRADS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the recent signing of the First-time Jobseekers Assistance Act (RA 11261) which waives fees and charges on government documents needed by first-time jobseekers for their employment. Under the law, individuals who seek employment for the first time will be able to secure identification documents and clearances issued by government for free. […]

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SENATE RATIFIES BICAM REPORT ON 1ST TIME JOB-SEEKERS ASSISTANCE BILL – VILLANUEVA

The Senate has ratified the bicameral conference committee report on a bill seeking to exempt fresh graduates and out-of-school youth from paying government fees and charges on documents needed for their job application. Approved by the Senate was the reconciled version of Senate Bill No. 1629 and House of Representatives Bill No. 172, or the […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL WAIVING FEES, CHARGES FOR JOB APPLICATIONS OF NEW GRADUATES – NOGRALES

Good news for new graduates seeking work. Government may soon waive fees and charges collected in connection with the issuance of documents required in the fresh graduates’ application for employment. The House of Representatives already approved on second reading House Bill 172 embodying the proposal to waive such fees and charges during the employment application […]

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BELARO TO DSWD: GIVE ‘PANTAWID ENROLMENT’ CASH GRANTS TO COLLEGE STUDENTS AFFECTED BY INFLATION, TYPHOON ‘OMPONG’

A party-list lawmaker called on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to extend emergency financial assistance or “Pantawid Enrolment” cash grants to college students affected by the rising inflation and by Typhoon “Ompong.” According to 1-Ang Edukasyon Rep. Salvador Belaro, the college cash aid could prevent students from stopping their studies because of […]