January 19, 2018: *** The local economy of Tagbilaran City was infused with almost P5-B in 2017. New business went up from 602 to 1,017 which amounts to an almost P1.2-B worth of capitalization or a 160% increase from last year, while business renewals also went up from 4231 to 4693 which posted gross receipts amounting to almost P3.4-B or a 21% from 2016. ***Gov. Edgar Chatto turns over today the P1.9-M first tranche of the P9.8-M assistance to the Bohol Dairy Producers Association for the Bohol Dairy Milk Processing and Marketing Enterprise as Bohol is poised to be the Dairy Capital of the country.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

SPES Exam 2016 scheduled on March 12

TAGBILARAN CITY, Mar. 10 (PIA)--The provincial government of Bohol is again helping students earn this summer for something to spend for the next school opening.

This is thru the Expanded Special Program for the Employment of Students (E-SPES) Law or Republic Act 9547, which Bohol Gov. Edgar Chatto had himself principally authored while he was congressman.

The Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) is mandated under RA No. 9547 otherwise known as "An Act To Help Poor But Deserving Students Pursue Their Education By Encouraging Their Employment During Summer and/or Christmas Vacations, Through Incentives Granted to Employers, Allowing Them to Pay Only Sixty Per Centum of Their Salaries or Wages and The Forty Per Centum Through Education Vouchers To Be Paid By the Government, Prohibiting and Penalizing The Filing of Fraudulent and Fictitious Claims, and For Other Purposes", Under this law, the Secretary of Labor and Employment is designated Program Director of the SPES.
The objective of the SPES is to develop the intellectual capacities of children of poor families and harness their potentials for the country's well being. Specifically, the Program aims to help poor but deserving students pursue their education by providing income or augment their income through encouraging their employment during summer and/or Christmas vacations.

The SPES exam is scheduled on Saturday, March 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. only at Bohol Island State University (BISU) Main Campus in Tagbilaran City.

Examinees are advised to bring black colored pen and be at the venue on time.

The SPES Program is open to 16-24 years old; currently enrolled this school year/semester; graduating high school student or college level but not graduating on March 2016; family/parent’s combined net income after tax does not exceed P112,000 per annum; garnered a passing grade in all subjects; and have passed the examination and evaluation process. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)

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