IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY- The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office IX (DOLE 9) thru its Zamboanga Sibugay Field Office deployed 68 interns to the world of work through the implementation of the Government Internship Program (GIP).

Regional Director Ofelia B. Domingo said that the GIP is amongst the programs of the Department that provides young workers, particularly the poor/indigent an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the ultimate objective of attracting the best and the brightest who want to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the fields and disciplines related to labor and employment.

These new graduates will be deployed to the different government agencies to expose themselves in field of public service.

An orientation was held at the Sibugay Grand Plaza Hotel on November 8, 2019 to formally deploy them in their assigned agencies. Lecture-discussion on the program’s legal bases (D.O. 204, series of 2019), work ethics in the government among others were provided to equip them as they start their work.

Gerdie M. Abarientos, an intern assigned to the Department of Public Works and Highways, extended his gratitude on the said program, “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase our skills and be able to learn and expand our perspectives in the world of work.”

Marvin Petralba, GIP who is assigned in the Provincial Government Office, also commended and extended his gratitude to DOLE, “This orientation and the program as a whole have inspired me to give my best in my internship. The world of work is a competitive arena and I look at this Government Internship Program as an opportunity to become equipped in our respective area of assignment “

Currently, the DOLE-Zamboanga Sibugay Office supervises a total of 368 GIP interns throughout the province in which 28 of these are employed as Child Labor Enumerators and 340 are employed in the different National and Local Government Agencies. END/With reports from Airon Paul Canizares, CF, ZSFO