Pampanga, Philippines — A total of 1,242 marginalized college, technical-vocational students and as well as high school graduates in Region III or Central Luzon are affiliated interns to benefit from the Government Internship Program (GIP) of Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Raymundo Agravante, the beneficiaries will be assigned to their local government units, public schools and even the national government agencies for six months.
These amongst beneficiaries will receive an allowance equivalent to 75-percent of the region’s prevailing minimum salary or a daily rate of approximately P255.
DOLE Technical Support and Services Division (TSSD) for Employment and Welfare head Nely Punzalan stated, the total program cost in the implementation of the DOLE-GIP amounted to P41,043,348.00, sourced from the DOLE, will be used for the salaries of the interns.
Furthermore, Agravante added that “the tasks they will work on include profiling of child laborers in the barangay, encoding of registrants to the Skills Registry System, and other functions related to DOLE programs and services.”
Among the seven provinces in Central Luzon, Nueva Ecija has the most Government Internship Program beneficiaries with 420 participants followed by Bulacan with 225, 174 interns from Bataan, Tarlac with a total of 137 beneficiaries, Aurora- 115, Pampanga – 105, and Zambales – 66. All the 1,242 interns will officially begin on Thursday, May 15. – CentrioTimes.com