The SPES grantees of the City Government of Tacurong have successfully completed their 25-day summer employment at the different offices of the local government and other partner establishments. To commemorate such achievement, the city government held a culmination program at Monte Vicenteau Resort on May 31, 2016.

In full support were City Mayor Lina O. Montilla, Councilors Rodrigo Jamorabon and Psyche Sucaldito, Councilor-elect Dave Salazar, CILGOO Alberto Sero, and New Passi Barangay Captain Roger Bernardo. In her speech, the city mayor lauded the grantees on their completion of their summer employment and encouraged them to keep on working hard to finish their education in order to have the opportunity to formally join the workforce, especially the civil service.

During the event, the SPES grantees also enjoyed fun activities including an Amazing Race, yelling competition, parlor games, and the highlight of the event, the macho-gay competition. Prizes were also in abundance to the delight of the students.

Further, each SPES grantee was given a completion certificate handed by the city mayor herself.

Asked about her experience with SPES, sixteen year old grantee Janine Muyco enthused, “It’s so much fun working together with other students but I also learned how difficult it is to earn money.” Asked if she’d come back as a SPES grantee if given the chance, she quickly answered with a smile, “Definitely.” (Yen Robles, LGU-Tacurong Information)