PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Cagayan tops student employment service in region 2by Oliver T. Baccay
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Jan 24 (PIA) -- The department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) region 2 has lauded Cagayan province for topping the number of employed students under the special program for employment of student (SPES) in region 2.
Grace Pomar, labor employment officer, said the province has successfully assisted 2,749 students to continue their tertiary education through its SPES program.
Pomar also said that DOLE increased the budget for the said program for 2012 from P12 million to P15 million.
“This will further increase the number of beneficiaries region-wide as we see more deserving students who are willing to sacrifice to fulfill their ultimate dream of finishing a degree course,” Pomar said.
She further said that in the years of service of SPES program, there were already plenty of success stories of students who are now working in different government and private agencies, earning high salaries and serving the nation.
Those who are working abroad eventually help the country in terms of economic stability as they earn and remit dollars to the country.(TCB/OTB/PIA-2)