The Municipality of Baliwag thru the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) conducted the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) Orientation to the fifty-four (54) student beneficiaries last March 21, 2018 at the Municipal Conference Room. This program gets the full support of Mayor Ferdie V. Estrella as it gives not only financial support but training experience as well to all the beneficiaries.
Ms. Jennelyn G. Marcelo, OIC-PESO Manager gave an overview of what is SPES program. She also emphasized that the allowance that they may gain from the SPES program should be allotted for their tuition fees and other school expenses. She also shared to the beneficiaries the five core values of every government employee in LGU Baliwag should possess, #maagap, #magkakatuwang, #mahusay #magiliw at #maaasahan. She encouraged all the beneficiaries to practice the core values when they start with their respective assignments.
Ms. Leddy C. Salamat, Labor and Employment Officer III started her discussion by thanking the participating companies who attended the orientation. She also extended her gratitude to LGU Baliwag for always supporting the SPES program. Then, she proceeded with the discussion of the SPES program which deemed to be really important for each SPES beneficiary. The minimum wage for public & private sectors, documentary requirements and the proper filling-out of SPES forms were thorougly discussed. In addition, a GSIS insurance covered for 6 months will also be provided to all the beneficiaries. Another important information she shared is the guideline during holidays and non-working holidays. According to her, the establishments must shoulder 100% of the salary if they requested to work during holidays.
Ms. Marynelle Salinas, Faculty Member of Baliwag Polytechnic College (BTECH) was invited to give an overview on Sexual Harrassment on the Workplace since majority of the beneficiaries are first time workers. She said that workers, employees, applicants or candidates for employment, students or those undergoing training may be a victim of sexual harassment. She said that “We only become a victim if we allow them.” She also discussed the steps to undertake if he/she feels to be a victim of sexual harrassment.
She also gave pointers on how to prevent this thing to happen. For the ladies, she shared a very meaningful etiquette, “Respect yourself. If you don’t, others won’t either. Remember, the world sees what you put oout there, so hold yourself to a high standard of grace and elegance.”
Indeed it was an enlightening and meaningful orientation seminar! Rest assured that PESO will continue this program to help the students gain income or allowance they may use for their education.
#SerbisyongMayMalasakit #Maagap, #Magkakatuwang, #Mahusay #Magiliw #Maaasahan