1,400 Biliran graduates receive ₱3,000 cash aid to fund job hunting costs

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 23) – At least 1,400 fresh graduates from the Biliran Province State University (BiPSU) will receive ₱3,000 worth of cash aid to finance their job hunting expenses.

The financial aid to be released aims to help the graduates process their first time jobseeker requirements, Biliran Province Governor Gerard Roger Espina said on Thursday.

“This will be used by our graduates in looking for a job and in processing requirements of documents for their application,” Espina said.

According to the governor, the funds could also prevent graduates from hanging around after graduating.

To avail of the cash aid, qualified graduates must submit requirements including a photocopy of valid identification card, certificate of indigency issued by the barangay, and a filled-out form from the provincial government satellite offices.

Biliran province is the second local government unit in Eastern Visayas that provides cash incentives to graduate.

Submission of applications began on Thursday at the provincial government satellite offices in different towns and the provincial capitol in Naval town.

"We will have a mass pay-out after all applications are verified using BiPSU database," Espina said.

BiPSU operates as an extension campus in the town of Naval, Biliran. The school held its commencement exercises for 1,600 graduates on Sept. 20.

Last month, the local government unit of the municipality of Arteche in Eastern Samar also provided cash assistance to the first batch of Bachelor of Elementary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education at the Eastern Samar State University - Arteche Campus.

Arteche Mayor Roland Boie Evardone said those who graduated with Latin honors will get ₱5,000, while other graduates will receive ₱2,000.

The money provided by the LGU will be used in preparation for the graduates’ board exam.

CNN Philippines Wil Mark Amazona contributed to this report.