March 2, 2024

LAGAWE, Ifugao – Interested students or out-of-school youth who want to pursue their studies may now apply for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2020.
The SPES is an employment bridging program of the government through the Department of Labor and Employment during summer or Christmas vacations that aim to augment the family income of poor but deserving students, OSYs, or dependents of displaced or would-be displaced workers who intend to finish their studies.
The applicant must be at least 15 years old but not more than 30 years of age.
The student must have obtained at least an average passing grade during the last semester or school year attended while the OSY must be duly certified by the barangay captain of municipality or the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office where the OSY resides and that the combined net income after tax of the parents including his or her own income does not exceed the regional poverty threshold.
For students, priority is given to those in grades 10, 11, and 12 and to first and third year college students.
Application started from Feb. 24 until March 13 for those who will be employed from the fourth week of April to May.
Application is from April 1 to April 15 for those who will work from June to July.
DOLE-Ifugao Senior Labor and Employment Officer Isabelita Codamon said their office has a budget of P2,930,421.46 as their counterpart for SPES for 2020. – Dan B. Codamon