CITY OF SAN FERNANDO – More than 1,900 undergraduates joined yesterday the orientation for the first batch of this year’s Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) held at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center, here.
Vice-Governor Dennis “Delta” Pineda together with Provincial Employment and Services Office (PESO) Chief Luningning Vergara welcomed the disadvantaged youth together with their parents/guardians.
Part of the orientation is the contract signing between the SPES beneficiaries and the government wherein they will be deployed to the different barangays in the province to do social and office work for a maximum of 18 days.
According to Vergara, SPES is an excellent training ground for the students to become responsible Kapampangans.
Hanna Pamela Escordial, has been a SPES beneficiary for the past 3 years, expressed her overwhelming gratitude to be among the first batch of SPES beneficiaries for this year.
“The SPES program has helped me a lot. It helped me boost my self-confidence and developed my communication skills. The money I earned during the SPES program helped me sustained my education. That’s why I’m very thankful to the provincial government,” she said.
The provincial government continues to support disadvantaged youth all over the province to earn income while studying.
Also present in the SPES orientation are 4th District Board Member Pol Balingit, 3rd District Board Member Rosve Henson, PCL- Pampanga Chapter President Frances Olga “Fritzie” David-Dizon and the President of the League of Barangays Gerome Tubig. –CANDY MANALILI/PIO