We all know the struggles of getting documents for job application. It is not just about the time you have to exert but also about the money you have to prepare.
Duterte signed Republic Act 11261 or the First Time Jobseekers Assistance Act last April 10. A copy of the law was released Tuesday.
On this Republic Act, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law that would waive government fees on documents needed by first-time jobseekers for their employment.
Under the law, government agencies and instrumentalities will not collect fees or charges from a first-time jobseeker provided that the fee is paid in connection for the application and the granting of documents usually required in the course of employment locally or abroad.
Below are the following issued documents covered by the law:
- Police clearance certificate
- National Bureau of Investigation clearance
- Barangay clearance
- Medical certificate from a public hospital
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate
- Transcript of academic records issued by state colleges and universities
- Tax Identification Number
- Unified Multi-Purpose ID
- Other documentary requirements issued by the government that may be required by employers from job applicants
For you to be able to avail the benefits, a first-time jobseeker must present a barangay certificate stating that the individual is indeed a first-time applicant. The waiver of fees shall not include those collected in connection with an application to take a professional licensure examination, application for a passport authentication and red ribbon documents from the Department of Foreign Affairs, application for a Career Service Examination and application for a driver’s license.
“We warmly welcome the signing of our bill into law as this will financially aid our youth in finding employment.”
This is according to Sen. Joel Villanueva, Senate labor committee chair.
This is such a great news to everybody. Plus it is also a big help to everyone who just graduated and seeking for a job.