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Senior High Student benefits from DOLE Employment Bridging Program


Villanueva, Misamis Oriental --- It has been said countless times that the mothers are the greatest teachers; they teach compassion, love and fearlessness. In the Filipino culture, Filipino mothers are referred as “Ilaw ng Tahanan” (light of our homes). However, this was not the case for Cherwin C. Rosauro. He lived 17 years without his mother in Barangay San Martin, whom he lost when he was still six- months old. He grew up without his mother’s care; and his situation worsened when his father left him. However, this did not stop him from pursuing his dream to finish his studies through the support of his eldest brother who is a salesman and the breadwinner of the family of nine other siblings. Cherwin, now a Grade 12 Senior High Student of Villanueva Stand Alone Senior High School, applied under the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES).


With the financial assistance of SPES, Cherwin gratefully shared, “Nagpasalamat ko sa programa sa DOLE ug sa LGU (Local Government Unit) sa dako kaayo nga tabang sa ako as a student pinaagi sa financial assistance nga magamit sa akong pagskwela.” The program enabled Cherwin to earn financially for his studies and also helped him gain the necessary work training and exposure that will enhance his employability.


Through the DOLE - Regional Office No. X’s Misamis Oriental Provincial Field Office, the 40% share of his salary was released on 10 July 2018 through program partner service provider MLhuillier. This ensures efficient and prompt releases of cash stipends of SPES beneficiaries, which claims can be accessed nationwide. Under SPES 60% of his salary is shouldered by the LGU or the employer. Cherwin was one of the 69 recipients of the province during the said release. He worked for 20 days from 23 April 2018 to 22 May 2018.


SPES is an employment bridging program for poor but deserving students which can be availed of during summer or Christmas vacation. The program aims to augment the family’s income of poor but deserving students, out of school youth (OSY) or dependents of displaced workers who intend to finish their education. Employment period under the program is between 20 to 78 days depending on the prerogative of the employers.


DOLE-X EMO PFO Chief Errol A. Natividad commended the student-beneficiaries’ diligent efforts in working while continuing school, “In behalf of the DOLE, I am thanking you for giving us the opportunity to help you reach your dreams as you are the hope of our nation, the country’s future lies on the quality of young people that we groom, who are promising future leaders of this country.”


End/Safrali S. Cabili/DOLE-X EMO PFO


From left: Villanueva PESO staff Iana Dela Cruz; PESO Manager Vanessa Mae Ramos; SPES beneficiary Cherwin Rosauro; DOLE-X EMO PFO SPES Focal Person Maria Theresa Trozo; and PESO staff Geni Rose Daynos during the DOLE’s 40% share release of SPES stipends to Misamis Oriental student-beneficiaries on 10 July 2018 in DOLE-X EMO PFO, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. (Photo source: DOLE-X EMO PFO)








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