312 fresh grads in Bataan join DOLE Government Internship Program

BALANGA CITY (PIA) — About 312 college graduates in Bataan were hired under the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

It aims to immerse fresh graduates in government as well as hone their sense of leadership and public service.

DOLE Bataan Chief Labor and Employment Officer Leilani Reynoso stressed the importance of engaging in the program, highlighting how it unlocks new horizons and skill development opportunities while serving in the government.

“The government, through the GIP, offers immediate temporary employment to new graduates who represent the future workforce of the nation,” she furthered.

The beneficiaries commenced their 66-day jobs on October 11, receiving a daily wage of P500 within various government agencies and local government units.

Prior to their deployment, an orientation was conducted to acquaint them with their responsibilities under the program.

For her part, Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Manager Maria Eva Basalo disclosed that the program was implemented in partnership with the Office of Bataan 2nd District Representative Albert Garcia, with funding amounting to P9.5 million sourced from the Office of House Speaker Martin Romualdez.

She underscored the commitment of PESO and DOLE to address unemployment issues through collaboration with various stakeholders.

For his part, Office of the Bataan 2nd District Representative Chief of Staff Geoffrey Loyola, who represented Congressman Garcia during the event, urged the beneficiaries to consistently present their best selves, as it would serve as an advantage when seeking opportunities with government or private agencies.

The beneficiaries come from the municipalities of Pilar, Orion and Limay, and the city of Balanga.

GIP is part of KABATAAN 2000 which was established under Executive Order No. 13, series of 1993. It offers internship opportunities lasting three to six months for high school, technical-vocational, or college graduates who aspire to pursue careers in public service, whether at the national or local level. (CLJD/RPQ-PIA 3)

About 312 fresh college graduates in Bataan join the Government Internship Program of the Department of Labor and Employment. (1Bataan)

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