College students from areas affected by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013 will lastly get a one-time P5,000 monetary help from the federal government.

This, after the Commission on Higher Education signed the implementing guidelines and rules for the usage of P540 million in funds for Yolanda-hit areas which weren’t utilized in 2016.

CHED Commissioner Prospero De Vera on Tuesday (June 20) mentioned the quantity covers all students in Yolanda-hit areas from personal and public colleges.

“The Office of the President instructed CHED to expedite the use of this money. So we are ready to… We are sending notices to all the public and private universities in Yolanda- affected areas that the money will be available to them,” he mentioned at a press briefing in Malacanang.

Typhoon Yolanda affected Southern Luzon and the Visayas group of islands in November 2013.

De Vera mentioned students can avail themselves of the monetary help beginning this month as quickly because the the colleges full the required paperwork.