"DOLE-Government Internship Program opens hope for PWD"
Mr. Greg Sabado, a beneficiary of the agency’s GIP, suffered polio when he was an infant, resulting in imperfectly functioning hands and legs. Though initially challenged, his condition never stops him from pursuing his dreams, recently graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree at the University of Saint Louis Tuguegarao (USLT).
He applied for the agency’s GIP and was assigned at Brgy. Alimannao, Peñablanca as Barangay Administrative Clerk. His tasks include encoding barangay clearances, certificates of indigencies, travel passes, and other related undertakings. His performance was rated very satisfactory and his work quality is on par with other staff. His dedication to his work is his greatest weapon over success.
Mr. Sabado wants to be an inspiration to other Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). He believes their conditions can be used for greater things. He wants to convey to everyone that to accomplish a goal, one to face his fears, to accept himself for who he is. Giving up on one’s self is tantamount to giving up all their dreams. He also shares that conquering his fears was the bravest thing he ever did.
Disability is never a hindrance to a determined individual like Mr. Sabado. “People often doubt what I can do and loses their trust, most of them underestimate my capacities. I always pray and never lose hope because I believe in what I am doing. Serving the public is my calling.”
“Greater Heights of Success”
“The GIP is a huge part of what I consider success in my public service career.” Johna Mae R. San Juan, 22, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing Management, began her career as a GIP Intern.
She applied for the program as an intern after hearing about it, was hired in May 2019, and was assigned to PESO IGACOS in June 2019. Her desire to apply for the program stems from her desire to be a public servant, and one of her life goals is to be a regular employee of any government agency so that she can continue to serve the general public in any way she can.
For her, working as an intern at the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) IGACOS through the Government Internship Program (GIP) inspired her to work hard and pursue a career in government services. She had the opportunity to attend trainings and seminars that broadened her knowledge of how to work in the government and how things are done in her workplace. Being a GIP beneficiary will always be the reason she seeks career advancement in public service.
Today, a true blooded Samaleña is very proud to be serving her town as a Contact Tracer of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and she is very happy to have achieved her dream of serving her fellow Samaleño as a public servant.
“A Journey to Success of Ms. Motmot M. Dianalen”
“Good attitude is the key to good opportunities” says Ms. Motmot M. Dianalen, 25 years old, a former Government Internship Program (GIP) beneficiary who was absorbed by the Local Government Unit (LGU) Lutayan as a PESO Manager and PODO designate for 1 year and 4 months now.
Ms. Dianalen was a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management last June 2018. After graduation, she has found her first employment opportunity as a GIP beneficiary. She became a part of the GIP and assigned at LGU Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat.
As an intern, she always keeps in mind to give her best in every task assigned to her, to be respectful to everyone and to remain humble all the time. Further, when asked on how the GIP helped or influenced her, she said that “GIP helped me develop my interpersonal skills. Many opportunities had given to me to show my skills and I’m so thankful for that.
On July 2019, Ms. Dianalen was absorbed by the LGU Lutayan as their new PESO Manager and PODO designate. According to her “Being one of the GIP absorbed by the LGU was a blessing, and being designated as a PESO/PODO was a beautiful gift for me. It led me to see the real situation of the community and the people that needs assistance and support from government”.
“Thank you DOLE for giving me the opportunity to work on such an innovative agency. Your support and advice have helped me reached where I am today. I promise to honor your belief in me by giving great at work”, she also added.