A total of 102 college students started Monday, April 5, their 3-month internship at the various offices of the Sagay City government through the Department of Labor and Employment’s “Government Internship Program” (GIP).
At an opening ceremony held at Balay Kauswagan, Mayor Alfredo Marañon said that this is an opportunity for Sagaynon students to get an experience and practice the theories they have learned in school, a press release from Sagay City said.
He also advised the interns to show their utmost dedication, hardwork, and honesty as people will notice good work ethic and can recommend them to have a job after they graduate.
The 102 students coming from various colleges in Sagay will be compensated for their internship for three months. They will have a salary of P395 a day, which is higher compared to the city’s job order employees, Mayor Marañon noted.
The program was supported by the Office of Second District Representative Leo Rafael Cueva, who allocated the budget for their compensation.
Cueva said in his message that the interns from Sagay is part of the 300 interns that will be hired by the local government units in the second district, including Cadiz City and Manapla.
He also hopes that this will give the interns an insight on the government work and challenge them to maximize their experience in public service.
The event was also attended by DOLE-Negros Occidental Field Office Senior Labor Employment Officer Ma. Victoria Diwata Borines, who led the orientation of the interns, Vice Mayor Narwin Javelosa and Sannguniang Panglunsod Committee Chair on Trade, Commerce, and Inudstry Rodnel delos Reyes.
Also present in the program were Councilors Arthur Christopher Marañon, Concepcion Javellana, Felisa Dela Cruz, Perfecto Marañon, Roldan Gamao, and SK Federation President Roed Bais.*