Over 200 young adults participated in the recently conducted Government Internship Program (GIP) Orientation in Datu Lipus Makapandong Cultural Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. The event was facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment Agusan del Sur Field Office (DOLE ADSFO) in partnership with the Agusan del Sur Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO).

The activity was attended by DOLE ADSPO OIC-Provincial Head Maximo Magallen Jr., Provincial PESO Manager Divina Lagumbay, Municipal PESO Managers, and Congressman Adolph Eduard Plaza, Representative of the 1st District of Agusan del Sur. In his talk, Cong. Plaza left words of encouragement to the interns and shared the importance of maintaining good character at work to increase their chances of being absorbed in the organizations they will be assigned.

The existing budgetary allocation for GIP implementation in Agusan del Sur on this batch will cater to 246 interns who will receive P350.00/day for an internship period of five months.

Government Internship Program or GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) No. 139, s. 1993, and DOLE Administrative Order No. 260-15, which aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve the general public in government agencies/entities’ projects and programs at the national and local levels.