Date Posted: June 10th, 2015 03:37 AM

 

The Department of Labor and Employment’s Call Center has helped an intern and a researcher/production assistant of the ABS-CBN’s Lingkod Kapamilya program at DZMM Teleradyo gather information and gain understanding on the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) leading to its airing in the weekly program ‘Kapamilya Konek.”

 

With this service mileage, the DOLE Call Center received a pat on the back in the form of a commendation letter from Brayan Acupan, intern, and Luci Maligaso, researcher of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc.

 

“The [DOLE Call Center] agent gave the right information. She also provided assistance and the necessary telephone number which had led to the appropriate resource person who became our guest for the radio show “Kapamilya Konek,” Acupan said in his letter.

 

The commendation arose from the DOLE Call Center’s response to ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya which sought assistance on whom to interview with regards the DOLE’s Special Program for the Employment of Students.

 

Acupan talked to Cynthia Miranda, DOLE Call Center action officer, and asked data on SPES, such as jobs being offered by the program, and the number of beneficiaries.

 

The DOLE Call Center referred Acupan to the office of Director Nicon F. Fameronag, the DOLE Spokesperson and head of the DOLE Labor Communications Office.

 

Subsequently, ABS-CBN sought Dir. Fameronag as the resource person of the program.

 

The information provided by Director Fameronag became the feature in the show when the Kapamilya Konek discussed the topic Payong Kapamilya: Extra Baon Ngayong Bakasyon.

 

Kapamilya Konek presented the SPES o Special Program for Employment of the Students, as one of the most popular programs of the DOLE which give students and out-of-school youth opportunities to earn income to support their school needs.

 

Apart from the Teleradyo, the Kapamilya Konek also disseminated in its social media page the benefits of SPES to Filipino families.

 

Ayon kay DOLE Labor Communication Office Director Nicon Fameronag, ang SPES ay programang nagbibigay hindi lamang ng trabaho kundi trabahong may sweldo. Ang sweldo ay minimum wage ng rehiyon kung saan ka nagtatrabaho. Ang 40% ng sweldo ay ibibigay ng DOLE na pambayad sa matrikula o education voucher kung tawagin, habang 60% nito ay cash na ibibigay ng participating organization o ng iyong sponsor. Mayroong minimum na 20 working days at maximum na 52 working days. Sigurado rin ang iyong social security insurance at certificate of employment kapag natapos mo ang naturang programa. Higit na makakatulong din ito dahil magkakaroon ka na ng ideya at mga karanasan pagdating mo sa pormal na labor market,” the teleradyo show informed the public.

 

To know more about the SPES Program, Kapamilya Konek also encouraged its viewers to visit the official website of DOLE,www.dole.gov.ph, and click BLE or Bureau of Local Employment, which take charge of the DOLE SPES program, or call the DOLE hotline at 527-8000 from 6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. or visit the nearest Public Employment Service Office.

Kapamilya Konek is a public service program that aims to link government agencies, organizations, and experts to provide solutions to issues and problems faced by Filipino families.

 

END/vheng r. almazora

 

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