A chance to work this summer

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By Lorenzo E. Mendoza

The Scribe's Corner

Sunday, March 16, 2014


Director's Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepEd 11 Regional Director Gloria D. Benigno, CESO IV to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) "I am your team leader, you are my team mates, together, let us work as a team"

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The Department of Education (DepEd) is now accepting applications for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2014.

SPES is an annual summer employment program that invites students to immerse themselves in government as well as hone their sense of leadership and public service. The program is currently spearheaded by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), with the support of other government agencies.

Before one will be accepted to the program, the following qualifications shall be met by the interested applicants: Students/out-of-school youth who are at least 18 years old but not more than 25 years old; He/she must be enrolled this school year (in-school) or if not, must have intention to enroll next school year (out-of-school); The combined annual net income of both parents must not exceed P143,000; and; Applicants must possess office skills (priority will be given to those with computer-related skills).

The following requirements must be accomplished: SPES application form (Download the official SPES application form at http://www.deped.gov.ph/index.php/programs-projects/special-program-for-...); Birth certificate / baptismal certificate (certified true copy / NSO); Income tax returns of both parents. If the parents are non-filers of ITR, (1) an affidavit, certified by the BIR, stating that the annual net income of both parents does not exceed P143,000, or Barangay Certification as to the economic status of applicant's family, must be produced;

For college students, these are the documents to be provided: Recent grades and school registration preferably in the second semester;

On the other hand, the out-of-school youth (OSY) shall provide grades available before dropping out of school or a certificate of indigence issued by the Barangay, stating where the OSY resides.

SPES 2014 trainees will be employed for 30 working days under the supervision of the SPES 2014 Secretariat in DepEd central, regional and division offices.

The application period is from March 10-22, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

You may send your certified true copy of documents, enclosed in a brown envelope with your name and date of submission, to: Special Program for the Employment of Students Secretariat Office of the Undersecretary for Regional Operations DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City. You may also inquire at DepEd Regional Office XI at telephone number (082) 227-9342 and look for the SPES in-charge in the Administrative Division or the schools division offices near your residence.

Submission may also be done through email. Send your scanned documents (zip file) to youthformation@deped.gov.ph.

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You can access DepED Updates, latest issuances, photos and other relevant information through our website: region11.deped.gov.ph and our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/deped.regionxi. For comments, suggestions and/or contributions, send your email to depedregion11@gmail.com. For queries, complains and other concerns, call DepED Region 11 at (082) 227-9342 or fax to (082) 227-1102 and (082) 221-6147.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 17, 2014.

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