SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
10 October 2017 12:15:51 PM
The joint Committees on Higher and Technical Education and Labor and Employment chaired respectively by Reps. Ann Hofer and Randolph S. Ting approved the consolidation of bills instituting a Philippine labor force competencies and competitiveness program and the establishment of free access to technical and vocational trainings as contained in various bills authored by Reps. Bernadette Herrera-Dy (HB 5923), Sherwin N. Tugna (HB 5889), Alfred D. Vargas (HB 5729), and Luis Raymund F. Villafuerte Jr. (HB 6287). Under the “Tulong Trabaho” bill, a fund will be created to assist out-of-school youth, unemployed graduates and women, in a bid to supply a competent labor force especially in emerging industries. Present in the bill’s deliberation were Deputy Speaker Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica, Reps. Rosemarie J. Arenas, Carlito S. Marquez, Mark O. Go, Angelina Tan, Ma. Theresa V. Collantes, France L. Castro, and Jose I. Tejada. / GE/ICY JR.