LINGAYEN – The 100 students recently hired by the provincial government as summer jobbers in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) received their remaining remuneration for the services they have rendered from April 14 to May 14 under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES)
Led by DOLE Regional Director Grace Y. Ursua and PESO Manager Alex Ferrer, the students’ remunerations were handed to the students on August 19 at the Provincial Employment Services Office (PESO) here.
The checks worth P3, 272 were disbursed to each of the students who have completed a 20-day work at the various departments of the provincial government during the summer season.
The amount is part of the remaining 40 percent shouldered by DOLE in addition to the amount of P4, 909 paid earlier in May by the provincial government representing the 60 percent share of the province for the implementation of the program.
Each summer jobber received a total of P8,181.80 for the complete duration of their working period last summer.
As this developed, Ursua congratulated the students for becoming productive citizens even as she lauded the province and Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. for embarking on projects aimed at helping the Pangasinan students who belong to low income families.
This also brings to fore the program’s objective of teaching the youth the values of self-reliance, hard work and imbibing in them the sense of responsibility.
Ursua also thanked the governor for providing a very comfortable and modern PESO office for Pangasinan and for the continuous support of the province has been extending to students and the unemployed.
Under the SPES program, the provincial government through the PESO has been in partnership with DOLE since 2008 and Ferrer has noted that it was Gov. Espino who has increased the number of beneficiaries from 50 to 100.
Jay Anne Lacuesta Sabangan, a graduating student of Business Administration at the Pangasinan State University-Bayambang Campus expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the governor and DOLE for the support which has greatly contributed to the completion of her studies.