The day has finally come – from gradwaiting, you’re now a graduate! Yet, there is one more hurdle you have to overcome before you can get your first job and that is gathering the necessary documents you need for your job application. The bumming part of it all? The fact that you have to pay one document fee after another for those government-issued clearances that your first employer would need from you.
Fear not! Senator Grace Poe knows how you feel and she is working hard for document fees to be waived for fresh graduates. Senate Bill 343 or the Fresh Graduates Pre-Employment Assistance Act is her way of ensuring that fresh graduates are able to get the government documents they need for free. The government documents covered by SB343 are the following:
- NBI Clearance
- Police Clearance
- Barangay Clearance
- Postal ID