(by Dang Samson Garcia)

SENATOR Raffy Tulfo called on the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to monitor its graduates and ensure that they receive proper wages.

TESDA Director General Suharto Mangudadato admitted that there are TESDA graduates who are receiving below minimum wage.

During Wednesday’s hearing of the Finance Subcommittee G on TESDA’s P15.2 billion proposed budget for 2024,

Tulfo asked TESDA officials to coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment and report all employers that violate the law.

“Why do you allow your graduates, after landing a job, to receive below minimum wage? We have a law,” Tulfo said.

“Whether you are a graduate or undergraduate, or TESDA graduate, it should not be below minimum,” he added.

“I have been fighting for that for the past 20 years that all our workers should be on minimum wage, why do you agree? Don’t allow that,” the senator said.