Newly enacted act expands, strengthens SPES
“The amendatory bill to the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) Act of 1992 is now a law!,” happily announced Director Dominique Rubia-Tutay of the Department of Labor and Employment-Bureau of Local Employment (DOLE-BLE).
One (1) of DOLE’s youth employment facilitation program, the SPES, provides short-term job opportunities to help students pursue and continue their education. Originally mandated by Republic Act (RA) No. 7323 in 1992, the program intends to overcome youth unemployment as it aims to provide poor but deserving high school, vocational or college students the opportunity to be employed and compensated during summer and/or Christmas breaks.