The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has allotted P3.8 million for 1,411 summer jobs for the students and out-of-school youth in the region, an official said Wednesday.
Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-ARMM Secretary Muslimin Jakilan said the program is open to all qualified high school, college or vocational course students, and out-of-school youth living in areas covered by Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance, and Synergy (ARMM-HELPS) program, a development convergence initiative of the regional government covering 553 recipient barangays.
“We prioritize those students who most need summer jobs,” Jakilan said, noting that the program is part of the DOLE’s Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES).
Under the SPES, the Labor department shoulders 40 percent of the salaries of the beneficiaries, while the employers – government agencies, such as local government units, and private companies as well as other sponsor institutions – pay the 60 percent.
Jakilan said the registration for employment applicants has already started and will end in the last week of March. Students will work for a period of 25 days.
According to DOLE-ARMM a student applicant is required to submit the following: birth certificate; barangay clearance; certification by the school registrar, or Form 138, or original class card; certificate of good moral character; and parents’ income tax return, which shows an annual income not exceeding P85,000.
For an out-of-school-youth applicant, a certificate of good moral character issued by his/her barangay will be required.