‘No permit, no exam’ prohibition now a law

Anti ‘no permit, no exam’ policy now a law

By: - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ
/ 05:44 PM March 15, 2024

Anti ‘no permit, no exam’ policy now a law

FILE PHOTO: Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. presides over the Finance committee meeting of the Commission on Appointments Wednesday, March 13, 2024. On Friday, March 15, Revilla said President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has signed into law the “Anti-No Permit, No Exam Act.” (Bibo Nueva España/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has signed into law the “Anti-No Permit, No Exam Act,” according to Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. on Friday.

Revilla, who is the principal author of the bill, lauded the enactment of Republic Act No. 11984, which would ensure that students can take an exam despite having unfulfilled financial obligations to the school.


According to Revilla, the law stipulates that social welfare development officers in the municipality, city, or province, or the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development could issue certificates for the disadvantaged students due to calamities, emergencies and other justifiable reasons.


Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian also thanked Marcos for signing the law.

“I thank President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for signing the ‘No Permit, No Exam Prohibition Act’ (Republic Act No. 11984). The signing of this law ensures that financial difficulties will not hinder our disadvantaged students from meeting their academic requirements on schedule,” said Gatchalian in a statement.

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Signed copy

Revilla’s office released to reporters a signed copy of the bill, which bore Marcos’ signature. According to the copy, it was approved on March 11.

To recall, Marcos flew to Germany for an official visit on the same day.

However, the official copy has yet to be released in the Official Gazette.


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The Palace has also yet to announce that Marcos has signed the bill. INQUIRER.net has reached out to Malacañang regarding the matter but it has yet to receive a response as of writing.

“No youth should worry that they could not take an exam or that they could not graduate because they have no funds. Poverty should never cripple them and shatter their dreams,” Revilla said in a statement.

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Revilla said that under the law, schools are required to accommodate financially disadvantaged students from kindergarten to Grade 12 to take their scheduled periodic and final examinations.

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