SPES pay-out on-going

73 Miagaowanon students get compensation

MIAGAO, Iloilo – Some 73 Miagaowanon students received their compensation for their services rendered under the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) Summer Job 2019 of the Department of Labor and Employment RO 6 and the Local Government Unit of Miagao.

The SPES Summer Job 2019 was implemented in accordance with Republic Act 9547 (An Act Strengthening and Expanding the Coverage of the Special Program for Employment of Students). In Miagao, the Program employed a total of 73 students.

During the screening, PESO Manager and OIC Municipal Administrator John F. Nocal said that priorities were given to the scholars under the Miagao Assistance to College Students (MACS) Program of the LGU.

Of the 73 students, 55 of them were compensated by the DOLE and 18 were funded by the LGU. As such, the DOLE has allocated a total amount of P206, 095.80 as salaries and wages while the LGU has allotted the amount of P150,000.00 for the purpose.  Each of these 73 students received the amount of P3,783.56 monthly remuneration.

According to OIC Municipal Administrator John F. Nocal, the main objective of the SPES is to develop the intellectual capacities of the children of poor families and harness their potentials for the country’s well-being.  For the period of one month, these students were deployed to conduct skills mapping in the barangays.

“We hope for these students to finish their studies as well as develop their productive work ethics and explore opportunities for their future career,” said Mr. Nocal.

“It has been my Agenda to uplift the economic status of our constituents.  Programs like these are among the priorities of my administration.  I always want to give opportunity to poor but deserving students pursue their education by providing income or augment their income through this Program,” Mayor Macario N. Napulan, MD said in a statement.  (ABMande)