Summer jobs await students



TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines—At least 2,000 students from Eastern Visayas are expected to apply for summer jobs being offered by the Department of Labor and Employment.

Exequiel Sarcauga, DOLE director for Eastern Visayas, said the region had been given P11 million to implement the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES).

The annual SPES program was designed by the department to help students from poor families to earn money during summer vacation.

Under SPES, DOLE would pay 40 percent of the salary of students. The rest of the amount would come from participating local governments or companies.

Students would receive a pay of P253 per day and work for 20 days starting end of March. There would be 2,699 slots available under the SPES, Sarcauga said.

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