December 7, 2022

Mayor Benjamin Magalong administered the oath of office to the first batch of Special Program for the Employment of Student grantees last April 19.

Fifty-one working students have started 25 days of duty from April 19 to May 24 in various city government offices, national agencies, and the courts.

Designated as administrative aides, the students will receive P525.05 daily remuneration.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic which started last year, the 2020 SPES beneficiaries have been accommodated this year. This year’s SPES program benefits around 300 students. 

During a virtual orientation earlier, grantees were instructed to adhere to health protocols such as the wearing of masks and shield, practice frequent hand washing and social distancing in the work place, in their homes, and while on the way to their respective offices. They are also advised to practice isolation/home quarantine or undergo medical procedures or swab when they show flu-like symptoms.       

The second batch of 187 grantees will work from June 7 to July 9; and the third batch of 62 will work from July 19 to Aug. 20.

Public Employment Services Office Labor Employment Officer Romelda Escano said they have noted students who have withdrawn their application to SPES due to fear of contracting the Covid-19.  – Julie G. Fianza