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DOLE employs PWDs as GIP interns

         ORIENTAL MINDORO – In the promotion of equal and gainful employment opportunities, DOLE welcomes Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) as interns under the Government Internship Program (GIP) wherein they are given three (3) to six (6) month opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service.

In the last quarter of 2019, a total of nine (9) PWDs were hired as interns, seven (7) of them were deployed in the Local Government of Gloria and two (2) in the City Government of Calapan.  Four (4) were identified with down syndrome, four (4) with hearing impairment, and one (1) with autism. Despite their physical challenges, the PWDs were able to complete the internship program and even obtained positive feedback from their respective offices of assignment.

Francis T. Lalo III, PESO Manager of Gloria, said “PWD interns are good workers; they are focused at their tasks and obedient.”  Dr. Eder Apolinar M. Redublo, PESO Manager of Calapan City, made similar observation especially that interns assigned at his supervision are deaf and mute. 

With this, the two (2) PESO Managers suggested that PWDs be prioritized for this year’s implementation of GIP.  This will give them ample opportunity to explore and showcase their potentials towards employment in the government services, and in the private sector as well.

This year 2020, DOLE-MIMAROPA GIP will need 384 interns to be distributed appropriately in its five (5) provinces.  Pursuant to Executive Order (EO) no. 139s. 1993, qualified interns are those at least high school graduate or tech-voc graduate, between 18 – 30 years old and no work experience. Individuals up to 35 years old may be accommodated as beneficiaries under exceptional circumstances, specifically in areas that are hardly-hit or stricken by disasters and natural calamities, such as typhoon, earthquake, and the like, including those man-made calamities. They are entitled to 75 percent of the existing minimum wage of the region.

End/ Daryl V. Lantican


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