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FREE COVID-19 TESTING FOR JOBSEEKERS – ANGARA

If they can’t feed hungry mouths, how can they pay for nasal swabs? This, Senator Sonny Angara said, is the predicament facing jobseekers who are having a hard time complying with the requirement of potential employers that they include a negative COVID test result in the credentials they submit. “For jobless breadwinners, it is choosing […]

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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 BILL AWAITS PRESIDENT’S SIGNATURE – VILLANUEVA

A bill seeking to waive government fees and charges on documents needed by first-time jobseekers for their employment is now awaiting the signature of the President. Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment and Human Resources Development, explained that the proposed exemption of government fees can be availed only once by […]

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SENATE OKs KONTRA-TAMBAY BILL – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva hailed the passage of Senate Bill No. 1629 or the “First-time Jobseekers Assistance Act” on third and final reading with 18 affirmative votes, no negative vote, and zero abstention. The measure exempts fresh graduates and out-of-school youth from paying government fees and charges on documents needed for their job application. Villanueva, chairperson […]