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Pampanga provincial gov’t distributes P7.6M worth of SPES assistance

Dec 22, 2016 @ 10:26
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The Pampanga provincial government, represented by Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, has distributed P7.69 million to 1,000 beneficiaries of the province’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) Wednesday, December 21.

The politiko was assisted by Provincial Department of Labor and Employment chief Arlene Tolentino and Provincial Employment and Services Office officer Luningning Vergara.

The distribution was held at the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center in San Fernando City.

Vergara said that 60 percent of the cash incentive came from the provincial government while the remaining 40 percent counterpart is from Department of Labor and Employment.

SPES is a joint-employment program of the provincial government and DOLE in helping the disadvantaged but deserving students in completing their education through employment during semestral break or summer vacation.

During the event, Pineda also disclosed the estimated budget amounting to PHP82 million fund intended for SPES next year.

The SPES program of the provincial government has been helping the disadvantaged youth from the different districts of the province to earn income while studying.

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