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Duterte signs law mandating free access to technical-vocational education

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law mandating free access to technical-vocational education in order to address job-skills mismatch and unemployment in the country. Duterte signed Republic Act 11230 or the Tulong-Trabaho Act on February 22. The law orders the creation of the Tulong-Trabaho Fund that will grant qualified recipients access to Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs through the full payment of the selected programs' training fees and additional financial assistance such as transportation allowance and laboratory fees. Read More