1,570 college studes are SPES 1st batch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:11

Over 1,500 college students will officially start today their 20-day assignment as beneficiaries of the Summer Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) jointly undertaken by the City Government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) regional office.

Before deployment to their individual assignments, the students will undergo a half-day orientation organized by the Public Employment Service Office and City Social Welfare Office under Francisco Barredo. The orientation will be held at the City Coliseum in Tetuan starting at 9am.

Mayor Celso Lobregat is will lead the students in the recitation of their oath of office or Juramiento de un empleado de Gobierno prior to the orientation.

Each SPES beneficiary will get a salary of P200 a day or a total of P4,000 for the 20-day work period. Sixty percent (60%) of the salary will be subsidized by the city government while the 40 percent will be shouldered by the DOLE.

The SPES beneficiaries will be assigned to different offices of the city and the barangays.  At least a hundred of the beneficiaries will be assigned to plant mangrove propagules at designated areas with the Office of the City Environment and Natural Resources as the facilitating unit.

The second batch, which will compose of high school students will start their 20 day employment on May 4.

The SPES is a nationwide program intended to help students earn money during summer. The money is intended for the students’ matriculation and tuition in the coming school year. — Sheila Covarrubias