As part of the commencement or graduation as recipients of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES), the student/recipients will conduct a one-day greening activity inside the Provincial Capitol on May 10, this was disclosed by Provincial Employment Service Office (PESO) Officer-In-Charge Cynthia Barrientos during the weekly Kapehan sa Kapitolyo conducted recently.
Barrientos added that the May 10 activity will be for the first batch of SPES while the second batch will conduct a similar activity during their June 9 graduation rite, in which she also confirmed that she will coordinate the activity with the Provincial General Services Office and the Provincial Environment Management Office. .
The first batch under the SPES program is employed from April 7 to May 10 while the second batch will start on May 8 to June 9.
Barrientos likewise revealed that their office will send evaluation forms to the different offices and requested capitol employees to answer the evaluation sheet as honestly as possible so that they could come up with accurate information regarding the performance level of each SPES recipient.
The 2017 SPES summer program will accommodate 400 high school students, aging from 15 to 30 years old, with 189 currently on the first batch while 211 is targeted on the second batch.
During schoolyear 2027 – 2018 which will open this coming June, 685 college students will benefit from the program where they could work between 30 to 45 days (at 4 hours per day) or a maximum of 70 days, according to PESO.
Each recipient receives P295.00 per day salary, with the Provincial Government and the Department of Labor and Employment shouldering the cost on a 60-40 basis.