City starts 2011 SPES first batch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 15:07

The city government in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment regional office will commence today the 2011 Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) employing a total of 3,032 students.

Mayor Celso Lobregat will address the first batch of SPES beneficiaries composing of 1,540 college students during an orientation that will start at 8 this morning at the City coliseum in Tetuan.
The first batch will work for 20 days and will receive a daily wage of P172.72.

The second batch, composed of 1,492 high school students will start working immediately after the first batch culminates its 20-day period on May 4.

City Social Welfare Officer Francisco Barredo said Mayor Lobregat has allocated P9 million for the SPES program in this year’s budget.

The SPES is a joint venture of the city government and the DOLE under Republic Act 7363 which provides that 60 percent of the students’ salaries will be paid by the city while 40 percent will be paid by the DOLE.

Barredo said the program is aimed to help students pursue their education. He said the beneficiaries will be deployed to the different barangays and some offices to undertake cleanliness and beautification projects as well as perform janitorial, carpentry and clerical works.

“The city has been able to assist thousands of indigent students to finish their students through the SPES program. These students are now gainfully employed”, Barredo added. — Sheila Covarrubias