2,000 SPES students get wages

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  • Butch G.
  • 4 years ago

BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Vice Governor Cris Garcia representing Gov. Abet Garcia led on Tuesday the distribution of the 60 percent wage of each of the 2,000 students from the province who availed the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) last summer.
“SPES is a way to train you when you work in the future”, the vice governor messaged the students at Bataan People’s Center.
Before becoming vice governor, Garcia was the original coordinator of the Iskolar ng Bataan and Gurong Iskolar ng Bataan. She now serves as adviser of the scholarship program.
Iskolar ng Bataan coordinator Ramon Canas said each SPES student received P5,444.20 wage from the provincial government.
He said they will still receive P3,629.44 each from DOLE, 40 percent of the total salary amounting to P9,073.64. The daily wage was P453.68.
Canas said the students worked for 20 days in all barangays of the province except Balanga City and Dinalupihan.The two towns implemented their own Special Program for Employment of Students.
Parents and guardians accompanied students. The distribution was facilitated by Iskolar ng Bataan Office and PESO.

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