DOLE deploys 140 government interns in LU

SAN FERNANDO CITY – A total of 140 Government Internship Program (GIP) beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) were deployed in La Union to render public service duties effective June 19.
GIP is a component of the government’s Kabataan 2000 Project under Executive Order No. 139 Series of 1993 which aims to achieve inclusive growth by focusing on young workers to serve the general public through the projects and services of government agencies and offices at both local and national level.
“This program gives opportunities for our new graduates and also out-of-school youth who are financially incapable of pursuing their studies to work in the government service,” said Agnes Buccat-Aguinaldo, officer-in-charge of DOLE La Union Field Office.
“At a young age, interns will experience real work of a frontline public servant and will enable them to discover what they can do to contribute to the country as part of the future workforce of the government,” she added.
Kendrick Pambid, a fresh graduate of Political Science from a state university here and one of beneficiaries said, “I am very privileged to be one of the interns because I will now experience how it is to work as a public servant and I really want to pursue government service as a career.”
“I think this program will help me reach my dream to serve the public,” Pambid added.
Interns shall be assigned to perform functions from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a period of 132 days or six months and will receive a stipend of P210 per day payable every 15th and 30th of the month.
A monthly evaluation shall be done to assess the individual’s performance.
Beneficiaries found to have shown exemplary services may be hired by the government agencies or local government units as job orders, contractuals, or regular employees depending on their respective budgetary appropriations.
The interns were oriented on June 15 and 16 in Agoo and San Fernando City, respectively.
The funding of the program will come from the congressional offices of the first and second district of La Union, downloaded to DOLE and implemented by Public Service and Employment Offices (PESO). ANNE HAZEL FAJARDO-FLORES/PIA-1 / ABN

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