March 4, 2016


COTABATO CITY -- A total of 2,543 students or out of school youth of ARMM provinces will benefit from Special Program for Employment of Student (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment-ARMM. DOLE-ARMM is now starting to receive applications from deserving and qualified students who wish to be part of the said program. The application is started on March 1, 2016 and will end on March 23, 2016.


SPES was conceptualized to help poor but deserving high school and college students all over the ARMM areas as during implementation of the said summer program, the number of student-beneficiaries is used to be equitably distributed to the five (5) provinces and two (2) cities of the region so as to ensure great and favorable impact on the government’s job creation, poverty eradication thrusts and promotion of youth education.


The SPES program is conducted during summer vacation of the year. Participants are assigned to work in SPES-registered private establishments, government institutions and departments. Work duration is a minimum of 15 but not more than 45 days. Participants are entitled to at least a minimum wage. 60% of this is paid by the employer. 40% is paid by the Department of Labor and Employment.


To avail this program, just bring the following requirements personally to our provincial offices and regional office in Cotabato City.


SPES Downloadable Forms:

1. SPES Application Form

2. SPES Solicitation Form

3. SPES Contract of Service Form

4. SPES Certificate of Employment (COE) Form




1. Duly filled-out:

a. Application Form

b. Pledge of Commitment

c. Contract of Service

d. Certificated of Employment

2. Latest 2X2 ID pictures

3.Birth Certificate/SECPA

4. Latest Income Tax Return of Parents of Barangay Certification that family income does not exceed Php85,000.00/annum

5. Barangay Certification as resident

6.Grade Slip/report card of current/last school year attended (all passing grades)

7. Certificate of Good Moral Character from school

8. Parents'/Guardians' Consent for applicants aging 15-17 years old



*Applicants are required to present original documents

*Age requirement is 15-25 years old

*Only applicants with complete, correct and authentic documents shall be evaluated/validated for possible accomodation

*filing of applications starts on 01 March until 23 March 2016

*Validation starts on 28 March to 08 April 2016

*Qualified and selected students/beneficiaries shall start working from 11 April to 11 May 2016



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