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PLGU and DOLE to Employ Students this Summer

by Novy Del Rosario Afidchao

BONTOC- Students and out-of-school youth who are interested to work this summer vacation under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) are advised to register at the Office of the Governor through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

In coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment – Mountain Province Field Office (DOLE- MP), the acceptance and screening of applications of interested applicants will start on February 16, 2015 – March 20, 2015.

Qualified in the program must be physically fit, 15 -25 years of age, a bona fide resident of Mountain Province, must have at least 75% passing grade out of the total units enrolled during the preceding semester for college students and the aggregated income of parents/ guardians must not exceed the Annual Poverty Threshold of the Cordillera Administrative Region which is P116, 898.00.

Applicants are required to submit complete and appropriate pre-employment documents as basis for determining if they are qualified to the program and also to hasten the release of their wages.

Documents include properly filled-up SPES application form, original copy and two certified photocopy of Birth Certificate, original copy and two certified photocopy of recent school grades duly signed by the School Principal for high school students and the College Registrar for college students while out- of – school youth must submit grades during the last semester of school year attended, four pieces of passport size ID picture and original copy and two certified photocopy of Certification from the Barangay Captain certifying that the aggregate income of parents/guardians does not exceed P116, 898.00 .

Qualified applicants will undergo orientation on April 15, 2015 prior to their deployment. Meanwhile, SPES workers shall complete the total number of 20 official working days starting on April 16, 2015 and will end on May 14, 2015.

The SPES, a yearly job generation program of the government, is intended to help poor but deserving students to pursue their studies by providing them employment during vacation to augment their tuition for the coming school year. It aims to develop the intellectual capacities of children and harness their potentials for the country’s well-being.

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