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Monday, 26 December 2016

New SPES Program offers new benefits and expanded opportunity.

Republic Act No. 10917

R.A. No 9547 Amendment or An Act Strengthening and Expanding the Coverage of the Special Program for Employment of Students, Amending for the provisions of Republic Act No. 7323, otherwise known as the special program for employment of students.

“Under the SPES law, we will not only be serving poor but deserving students and out-of-school youth, but also dependents of displaced workers, and would-be displaced workers due to business closures or work stoppages, or natural calamities, who intend to enroll in any secondary, tertiary or technical-vocational institutions,” said Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III

According to the new revision, SPES Employment Period is now longer from 52 to 78 days or 3 months. There were also changed for the age limit of the beneficiaries from 15 to 25 yrs old now is extended up to 30 years of age.

“Under the new law, the SPES beneficiaries will be also be entitled to social protection by virtue of an insurance coverage with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for a period of one (1) year,” based on the secretary.

For more guide and regulation, the Bureau of Local Employment (BLE) Director Dominique R. said they will release guiding and regulatory documents from DOLE for SPES Implementation after consultation and endorsement of the key stakeholders. 

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Sources:
Senate, 2016 and Philippine Information Agency, 2016

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