46 student-workers receive P93-K SPES assistance from DOLE-1
Some 46 student-workers under the Special Program for the Employment of students or SPES received their checks from the Department of Labor and Employment.
Fresnaida Gundan, Head of the DOLE-Rosales Field Office, reported to Regional Director Grace Ursua that the checks amounting to P93,104 in total assistance were released to the beneficiaries in two batches, as follows: batch 1 – November 20 and batch 2 – November 27.
The report said the awardees are among the 130 student-workers placed by the Urdaneta City University (UCU) for this year. Those belonging to the first batch worked from May 25 to June 20; while those composing the second batch worked from July 20 to August 20. The students were assigned as student assistants at the university’s various departments.
Judy Ann Flores, a third year BSE student in Urdaneta City University (UCU) was among those who received her check for working at the Human Resource Management Department for teaching personnel. Her total salary amounted to P2,024.
Judy Ann extended her gratitude to the DOLE, saying that being a SPES beneficiary helped her better realize the importance of hard work and education. Her family, she said, is equally grateful because they did not have to borrow money for her tuition fee.
The SPES is a DOLE employment bridging program which aims to assist poor but deserving students complete their secondary, post-secondary or tertiary education through their employment during summer and/or Christmas vacation.
The salaries of the beneficiaries are co-shouldered by the DOLE and the participating employer following a 40-60 scheme.
This year is the third time for the UCU to participate in the SPES.
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