205 Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) beneficiaries from the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU) received the forty percent (40%) counterpart of DOLE on their salary amounting to Php 3,938.00 each.

The salary received by the student-beneficiaries is intended to help augment their school expenses, especially with the start of face-to-face classes. SPES beneficiary Rome Pabatang shared,
“Daghang salamat sa inyong tabang sa Summer Job counterpart. Daku ni ug tabang para sa akong school tuition fee”.

The SPES aims to provide temporary employment to poor but deserving students, out-of-school youth, and dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers during summer and/or Christmas vacation or any time of the year to augment the family’s income to help ensure that beneficiaries are able to pursue their education. (MCL, SLEO, DOLE-ADN FO)