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1,365 Camiguin unemployed youths benefit DOLE’s internship program


MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, November 18 ---- The Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE-X) Government Internship Program (GIP) benefits 1,365 unemployed high school and college graduates in the province.


DOLE-X Camiguin Provincial Field Office (Cam PFO) Chief Emmanuel G. Toledo said the program implementation is in collaboration with the five Local Government Units (LGUs) through its Public Employment Service Office (PESO) and the federation. Simultaneous orientations were conducted to the beneficiaries on 18 November in all municipalities.


Toledo said the basics of occupational safety and health was emphasized in the orientation to ensure safety at work, as well as their obligations and responsibilities as beneficiaries.


Work commenced on 18 November 2019 until 17 December 2019 in the different offices of the LGUs, National Government Agencies (NGAs) and barangay offices where they were assigned.  The 22-day work has a daily salary of PhP 365.00. 


Meanwhile, all the local chief executives were very grateful to the program as it offered employment to their constituents in response to their constituents’ job search for employment.  Mahinog Municipal Mayor Rogelio Acle said, “Kini nga programa dako kaayo ug natabang sa among munisipyo kay daghan ug nahatagan ug trabaho bisan pa man mubo nga higayon. Ang importante nga naay income ang mga bag-ong graduates nga walay trabaho. Galisod gyud ang munisipyo sa paghatag ug trabaho sa mga bag-ong graduate kay limitado ang among pundo. Dako kaayo ang akong pasalamat sa DOLE nga gihatagan mi niini nga kahigayonan nga makatabang sa among mga tawo nga nagkinahanglan ug trabaho.  Nanghinaut ako nga magpadayon kini nga programa para mas daghan pa ang makaapil niini.” (All the local chief executives, especially Mahinog Municipal Mayor Rogelio Acle were grateful to the program. According to Acle, the GIP is a big help to the town’s employment with minimal funds for additional manpower. The program is already a big contributor to the employment conditions in the entire province.)  


Intern beneficiary Jay Ann Bonggay said, “For five months unemployed, this GIP is a timely answer. Though only temporary, the work experiences I will gain will surely boost my career development and providing me edge over other fresh graduates with no work experience.”


Bonggay graduated AB Sociology at Central Mindanao University on June 2018. As the 5th out of 7 children, their family finds it difficult to make ends meet financially. Her mother has a small “sari-sari” store with her father as the breadwinner working as a regular employee at CIWASCO (Camiguin Integrated Water and Sewerage Cooperative). Bonggay’s salary can really defray the cost of expenses in the family.


GIP provides three to six months internship opportunity for high school, technical-vocational or college graduate who want to pursue a career in public service in either local or national government. The program aims to equip the fresh graduates with work experience increasing their chances of employability. 


End/Jovelyn V. Perez, Annalyn A. Laser/DOLE X-Camiguin PFO




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