CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga- Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda led the distribution of P27.3 M to 2,500 students under the joint Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) of the provincial government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Each student received P10,940 in ceremonies held at the Bren Z Guiao Convention Center on Tuesday, April 4.
Governor Delta said that education has always been one of the priority programs of his administration.
He believes that education contributes to the growth of the community and of the province.
“ Nak’ I assure you na tuluy-tuluy mu reng programa tamung ini kasi buri ku mayari kayung pamagaral at makapagobra kayu bang makasaup kayu kareng pengari yu. Pakisabi mi mung mayap, ayusan yu ing pamagaral yu, eyu sasayangan ing opportunity,” the governor said.
Governor Delta also lauded the support of DOLE to give Kapampangan students the opportunity to earn income to further support their college education.
“Salamat po sa DOLE. King saup na ning DOLE, tuluy tuluy ing sawup para kekayu,” he added.
The first batch of beneficiaries received their full salary during the payout after completing a 20-day work period of the SPES program.
The provincial government gave sixty percent of the financial assistance given to the students, while DOLE provided the remaining 40 percent.
According to the Public Employment Service Office of Pampanga, the documents of the second of beneficiaries are still in process.
Also present in the salary distribution were 2nd District Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon and Sajid Khan Eusoof, PCL President and Board Member Cherry Manalo, 4th District Board Member Pol Balingit, DOLE Asst Regional Director Alex Inza Cruz, DOLE Provincial Director Arlene Tolentino, Magalang Mayor Malu Lacson, Special Assistant to the Governor and PDRRM Officer Angelina Blanco, Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Provincial Manager Luningning Vergara and representatives from PESO.