46 students, OSY in Taytay, Rizal receive 10K each under special employment program

A total of 46 out-of-school youth (OSY) in Taytay, Rizal received P10,000 each from the provincial government of Rizal after completing their 30-day Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) on Thursday, Dec. 23.

The SPES is an employment program by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) wherein poor students, out-of-school youth, and children of displaced workers are given the opportunity to work in order to provide for their families and further their education.

Applicants to the program must be at least 15 to 30 years old and their parents’ combined income is below the regional poverty threshold.

(Photo courtesy of Mayor Joric Gacula Facebook Page / MANILA BULLETIN)

Students must have a passing general weighted average (GWA) from their respective schools and the OSY must be certified by the local Social Welfare and Development Office (SWDO).

Qualified students can work in the public or private sector during summer, holidays, or whenever they are able for 30 days.

The program was implemented by the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Rizal provincial government.

In a post on his official Facebook page, Taytay Municipal Mayor George Ricardo Gacula II congratulated the “Iskolars ni Gob” for completing the program and thanked those who helped make the program successful.

The event was attended by Rizal Vice Gov. Jun Ray San Juan, Taytay Vice Mayor Michell Bermundo, Councilor Kyle Gacula, Councilor Philip Jeison Cruz, and District 1 Board Member Ross Glenn T. Gongora. (Khriscielle Yalao)