Thursday July 19, 2018

Mendoza: A hope for the next round

AROUND 30 new graduates and LET passers but did not make it to the Registry of Qualified Applicants (RQA) due to lack of teaching experience availed of the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) with its partner institution, the Department of Education (DepEd).

Dole Assistant Provincial Director Joseph Vingno with three other DOLE employees went to the Division Office of Davao Oriental to personally led the Orientation of the said program. The funding for the salary of the recipient teachers is to be shouldered by Congressman Corazon Malanyaon through her Congressional Initiative Fund.

GIP is a component of Kabataan 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, which aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs at the national and local level.

The program aims to provide young workers, particularly the poor/indigent and young workers, opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the fields and disciplines related to labor and employment and to fast track the implementation and monitoring of Dole programs and projects related to employment facilitation and social protection, all of which directly contributes to the goal of inclusive growth through massive employment generation and substantial poverty reduction.

The following are the qualifications of probable GIP recipient: At least High School Graduate or Voc-Tech Graduate; between 18-30 years old; no work experience; and individuals up to 35 years old may be accommodated as beneficiaries under exceptional circumstances, specifically in areas that are hardly-hit or stricken by disasters and natural calamities, such as typhoon, earthquake, and the like, including those man-made calamities.

These are the requirements that they have prepared: Transcript of Records for college students or Form 137 for high school graduates, or Certificate of Graduation in case of voc-tech graduates; and Certificate of Indigence from the Barangay.

Other conditions are the following: salary is 75 percent of the existing minimum wage of the region where the beneficiary will be employed; employment period shall be for a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of (6) months; beneficiaries may be re-admitted for another period of six (6) months upon recommendation of partner institution which contains: a) performance rating or evaluation of the intern, b) needed skills of the intern for enhancement c) intent to hire the GIP as a contractual, temporary or regular employee, subject to the willingness of intern and applicable Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

This Corner hopes that these batch of GIP recipients will be able to make it to the next school year’s RQA.


Director’s Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of Lawyer Alberto Escobarte, Ceso IV, Regional Director, DepEd-Davao to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education). "Let me assure you that in the performance of my official duties and even my private acts will be guided and guarded by my Oath of Office, The Panunumpa ng Kawani ng Gobyerno, the Philippine Constitution and all the laws that govern our actions.”


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