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750 Caloocan Students Get a Total of PhP 5,250,000.00 SPES Salary

On May 31 and June 5, 2017, thru the joint effort of DOLE-NCR CAMANAVA Field Office and Caloocan City Labor Industrial Relations Office – Public Employment Service Office (LIRO-PESO), seven hundred fifty (750) beneficiaries under Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) received a total of PhP 2,100,000.00 as payment for DOLE’s 40% counterpart on their salary for the 20-day work in Caloocan City, while the City Government of Caloocan released their 60% share amounting to PhP 3,150,000.00 on May 15 and June 5, 2017.

Each SPES beneficiary received a total of PhP 7,000.00 from the local and national government as the new school year begins to gear them for another school year, thereby augmenting the students’ meager allowances and educational fund support.     

“Napakarami ko pong natutunan bilang SPES sa bawat division po na mapag-aassignan sakin…”  Joseph, one of the SPES babies shared during the interview. “…Nung nag-enroll po ako ngayon ng college, hindi na po ako nag-dalawang isip na kumuha ng course na Public Administration, hindi ko po siya 2nd choice o 3rd choice, 1st choice ko po ito kasi po namotivate po ako at naimpluwensyahan po nila (employees of city hall) ako ng magandang gawain (bilang SPES).” He added.

“…Hindi na po poproblemahin ng parents ko yung pang-gastos para sa gamit ko sa school,  hindi ko na po kailangang mang-hingi sa kanila ng pambili.” said Lian, another SPES beneficiary.

SPES is a program of DOLE that aims to assist the poor but deserving students have employment during summer or Christmas Vacations, throughout the years for tertiary and technical vocational levels.END/Angelica C.Fresnoza   

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