DOLE’s SPES program
NORMA RAE S. COSTIMIANO
November 7, 2019
MAASIN CITY – The
students of Tomas Oppus, Southern Leyte lauded the DOLE’s Special
Program for Employment of Students (SPES) during the Culmination
Activity conducted by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of
the said local government unit on October 22, 2019.
Department of the Interior
and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco V. Densing III graced
the program and delivered his inspirational message.
“With the DOLE’s SPES
program, I encourage you to value the opportunities being given by
government and gain from it ,” said Usec. Densing.
He likewise mentioned that
SPES is indeed a very good program which provides students
experiences before they actually immerse themselves in the world of
One SPES beneficiary cited
her appreciation to the DOLE and the LGU led by Hon. Mayor Jessica
Marie Excaño Pano. She was thankful for the experiences she gained
as a SPES beneficiary which exposed her to the realities in the work
setting, enabling her to learn office procedures and meet people of
DOLE Southern Leyte Field
Office (SLFO) Chief Marites Z. Viñas congratulated the student who
have successfully completed their term and inspired them by
providing valuable labor market information which can assist them in
finding the right jobs.
“Aside from having the
education, you need to possess soft skills which are nowadays being
considered such as perseverance and time management. These are the
current demands of the management in terms of hiring employees, so
you must be a smart jobseeker,” Ms. Viñas said.
Mr. Peter Edmar Tambis,
PESO Manager of Tomas Oppus and an awardee himself during the Search
for the 2019 Best PESO, expressed his warmest thanks to DOLE. He
requested more funds for SPES implementation to cater for more
A total of P156,377.00 has
been released by DOLE-SLFO to thirty-nine (39) beneficiaries. Each
SPES beneficiary received P4,012.91 as DOLE’s counterpart together
with their certificates of completion.
SPES is DOLE’s employment
bridging program during summer or Christmas vacation that aims to
augment the family’s income of poor but deserving student,
our-of-school youth (OSY) or dependents of displaced or would be
displaced workers who intend to finish their education.
(with reports from Marites Z. Viñas)