A glint of hope to all the fresh graduates! House Bill No.6542 also known as “Fresh Graduates Php, 5,000 One-Time Cash Grant Act of 2021” is being urged by House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas City lone district Rep. Camille Villar which seeks to give ₱5,000 “ayuda” to all the fresh graduates in the country.
According to Villar, the 5k ayuda will help fresh graduates and first-time job seekers with their initial expenses during their employment application and job settling-in.
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As per Villar, a student, fresh out of graduation who wants a decent means of livelihood, “finds himself at a loss on how to fund for employment application prospects—the continuously increasing transportation fare and the difficulty of commuting, preparing a decent work wear, printing tons of biodata or curriculum vitae and other expenses needed when one applies for a job.”
“While some would label the grant as means of a dole-out, the higher purpose is actually investment in the emerging labor force which is for the best interest of the State,” Villar said.
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“Similarly, it is an aegis of a caring government to provide relief and an expression of the principle of “Parens Patriae”—to show the State’s commitment to promote the highest interest of the Filipino youth,” Villar added.
Under the bill, all fresh Filipino graduates of Philippine tertiary institutions, universities, colleges and training institutions are entitled to a one-time grant of Php 5,000, provided that he or she will be able to present the stated document below to the government agency or instrumentality or local government unit concerned: copy of his/her diploma, certification, document, or communication from the academic, vocational, or technical institution he/she graduated.
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The documents shall have the date when the students graduated, their course and the signature of the school they graudated at.
An inter-agency monitoring committee is created to be headed by the Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd).
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If approved in the final reading, the law shall took effect 15 days after publication in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
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