LGU-Tacurong Summer Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) grantees held a culmination activity dubbed as Summer Saya Fest 2013 at Monte Vicenteau Resort, Brgy. New Passi, Tacurong City on May 30, 2013. The said activity is conducted every summer towards the end of a month-long summer job program of the LGU-Tacurong City in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
SPES beneficiaries and LGU-PESO staff enjoyed a variety of fun games and activities such as i-Dawn Zulueta mo ako, eat what you got, duck walk, and a lot more.
City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, City Councilors Ariel Dela Cruz, Lino Ledda, Cirilo Flores and Psyche Sucaldito, DOLE Field Office Senior Labor Employment Officer Domingo Baron graced the activity.
For summer 2013, LGU-Tacurong had a total number of 270 SPES grantees, thirty of them graduated during the culmination. The said grantees were awarded with certificates of completion since they had already served through SPES for four years.
SPES graduate Lemuel Bravante shared how the program allowed him to acquire important values: “I believe it is with love that we were able to work effectively. If we love what we do, we are patient and efficient.”
Tacurong City Mayor Lina O. Montilla expressed her support to the program by committing Php 800,000.00 budget for 2014.

LGU and DOle officials award certificates of completion to SPES graduates.

SPES grantees enjoy the games during their Summer Saya Festival

 “This program is worth our commitment and support because it supports underprivileged students to pursue their education,” said Mayor Montilla.

SPES is a flagship program of DOLE.
Smilee Joy Sonza (SPES-Tacurong)