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House approves Bulacan Cong Silverio’s bill waiving fees for first-time job applicants’ docs

Jan 16, 2019 @ 8:27

The House of Representatives approved on Third Reading a bill principally authored by Bulacan Cong. Lorna Silverio, waiving charges for document acquired by first-time job applicants, the lawmaker said Wednesday.

“Aprubado na ng Kongreso ang panukalang batas ni Tita Lorna, ang HB 6197,” the Bulacan 3rd District Representative said on her Facebook page.

“Isinusulong nito ang LIBRENG PAG-AAYOS NG MGA DOKUMENTO ng mga bagong nagsipagtapos na nag-aaplay ng trabaho,” she added.

Silverio filed the bill, titled “An Act Waiving Government Fees and Charges on the Issuance of Documents Required in Connection with First Time Job Applicants,” on Aug. 15, 2017.

The House of Representatives approved it last Monday, Jan. 14, upon its resumption from Christmas break.

“This bill seeks to unburden first time job applicants from these mandated pre-employment documents which will surely lessen their economic woes, minimize the risk of being unemployed in the long-term and maintain their motivation to actively pursue employment,” Silverio said in the bill’s explanatory note.

She cited such documents as Police Clearance, NBI Clearance, birth certificate from the PSA, TIN from the BIR and Community Tax Certificate, among others.(END)

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