SPES first batch set April 10-May 8 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 March 2015 14:30

The Summer Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) intended to help poor but deserving students pursue education by providing income or augment their income through employment during summer will kick off April 10-May 8 for the first batch composed of college students.

The second batch, composed of secondary school students will be from May 5-May 31.

Each batch will have a 20-day work schedule and each beneficiary will be receiving a total of P5, 600.00 salary or P280 per day, for the duration of the SPES.

The SPES is pursuant to Republic Act 9547 and is jointly undertaken by the City Government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) with a 60-40 percent share. It is implemented by the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWDO) through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

For this year, the City Government has allocated a total of P9.1 million for the program while the DOLE counterpart is P5.98 million for a total of P15.13 million to hire a total of 2,670 students –1,400 of which are college students while 1,270 are high school students.

Application and selection of beneficiaries are now ongoing at the barangay level and at the CSWDO-PESO in Pettit Barracks. The processing will only be until March 15 for the first batch and until April 20 for the second batch.

The students’ assignments will include janitorial work, clerical activities in selected offices, street sweeping, maintenance of parks and gardens, assist in SPES encoding or monitoring and conduct survey in pilot barangays. The beneficiaries will be assigned in the different barangays and in 11 participating offices under the city government.

The objective of the SPES is to develop the intellectual capacities of children of poor families and harness their potentials for the country’s well-being.

Meanwhile, CSWDO Socorro Rojas has directed the creation of selection committee in the barangays composed of the social worker field supervisors and barangay officials to oversee the selection of the beneficiaries. — Sheila Covarrubias