PAMPANGA Second District Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon led the payout of 168 Special Program for the Employment of Students (Spes) beneficiaries in Porac town, Pampanga over the weekend as part of the Capitol’s support program for students amid the pandemic.
The activity was held at the Jose Songco Sports Complex.
David-Dizon said the 168 students received salaries for 20 days of work. Students received an average of P10,061.80 each. The payout was made possible through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Capitol’s Public Employment Service Office.
Spes is an employment bridging program that aims to augment the family's income of poor but deserving students. Henson said the province was keen on continuing the program with the DOLE to help students earn extra income for their families amid the economic challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Under the program, DOLE shoulders 40 percent of the salaries of beneficiaries, while their employers, government agencies, such as local government units, and private companies and other sponsor institutions, pay 60 percent.
The Provincial Government shouldered P6,037.08 of the total salary received by each beneficiary, while DOLE shelled out P4,024.72 for each student.