BOAC, Marinduque — The Livelihood Manpower Development and Public Employment Service Office (LMD-PESO) Marinduque has deployed 76 beneficiaries of Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) to government agencies and barangays for a 20-day work that started on on 12th of July and will end on the 9th of August.
On an orientation held recently, the SPES beneficiaries were given a briefer on their deployment and services.
Beneficiaries were either deployed in barangays where they will set-up a community garden, and conduct surveys for locally stranded individuals (LSI), returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and out of school youth (OSY), or in government offices for clerical jobs.
Ryan Abetriya, focal person of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Marinduque, reminds the beneficiaries to remain dedicated to their services at all times.
“I hope all of you do your best in your work, as your actions will greatly affect the next batches of SPES beneficiaries in Marinduque,” said Abetriya.
The SPES beneficiaries are set to receive a salary amounting to ₱8,925.40 or ₱446.27 for a day of work. Salaries were 40 percent from DOLE and 60 percent from the provincial government.
Moreover, Marinduque Governor Presbitero Velasco, Jr. delivered his remarks through his executive assistant, Russel Madrigal. He hopes that the financial assistance that the beneficiaries will receive from the program will provide ample help on their continuing education.
“It is my wish that the money you will receive from this good program of our government will help you in your education. Don’t use them in unnecessary purchases. Use it for school,” he said.
Also present in the orientation were Alma Timtiman, chief admin officer and provincial PESO manager, Richard Mangana and Richard Nardo, representatives from the Congresional District Office of House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco.
SPES primarily aims to assist poor, but deserving, students and out-of-school youth to pursue their education by providing them income through employment. Moreover, the program helps the youth to be equipped with work experience before they step foot to a real working environment after college. — Marinduquenews.com