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DOLE-X hires 120 government interns amidst COVID-19 pandemic


Cagayan de Oro City --- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-X) continued its Government Internship Program (GIP) of the year 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the program continued to open up job opportunities in the government. In Northern Mindanao Region, 120 college graduates were hired.


GIP is a government program which provides opportunities to engage young workers for a career in government service. This will also give them an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service.


DOLE-X Regional Director lawyer Joffrey M. Suyao said the hired interns were distributed to: 60 in Camiguin Provincial Field Office (PFO); 17 in Bukidnon PFO; 8 in Cagayan de Oro FO; 5 in Misamis Oriental PFO; 7 in Misamis Occidental PFO; 9 in Lanao del Norte PFO and 14 assigned in the Regional Office.


“This is a positive information in spite of the negative effects brought by the pandemic. This program directly contributes to the government’s goal of inclusive growth through massive employment generation and substantial poverty reduction,” Suyao said.


The manpower complement augments the government’s services which are essential in curving out the negative effects of this global pandemic.


In Bukidnon, the said interns were oriented on 29 June 2020 on the rationale of the program, their duties and functions in the profiling of child laborers in the barangays, profiling of skilled workers and encoding the data in the Department’s Skills Registry System.


DOLE-X Bukidnon PFO Chief Raul L. Valmores said their interns will render five months of service to be assigned at various government offices in the province on 1 July 2020 until 30 November 2020.


These interns receive a PhP 365.00 allowance/stipend per day as the highest prevailing minimum wage in the region.


End/Mildred E. Dablio with additional reports from Reyna L. Tagailo and James Charlton R. Busa/DOLE-X



Government Internship Program (GIP) beneficiaries listen attentively during the conduct of Orientation last June 29, 2020 at DOLE-X Bukidnon Provincial Office with the presence of Mr. Raul L. Valmores, Provincial Head and Reyna L. Tagailo, GIP Focal person. (Photo by: DOLE-X Buk PFO)


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