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San Juan mayor expresses gratitude as SPES participants receive salaries

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San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora expressed his heartfelt gratitude as all 200 participants of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) in the city received their hard-earned salaries after 20 days of dedicated work. Each participant earned P11,400, which will undoubtedly make a significant difference in their lives.

The SPES program provides young students with a valuable opportunity to gain work experience while earning an income to support their educational needs. The funds they earned will be used for various purposes, including tuition fees, school uniforms, and essential school supplies. Additionally, some participants plan to contribute to their families' financial well-being by providing financial assistance to their parents.

Mayor Zamora commended the dedication and hard work exhibited by these young individuals throughout their employment period. He emphasized the importance of empowering the youth and providing them with opportunities for growth and development. By participating in SPES, these students not only gain financial support for their education but also acquire valuable skills and work experience that will serve them well in the future.


The Mayor expressed his sincere well wishes for all the SPES participants, hoping that their experiences during the program will contribute to their personal and academic growth. He also acknowledged the vital role of the youth in shaping the future of San Juan City and encouraged them to continue striving for excellence in their educational pursuits.

The successful implementation of SPES in San Juan City highlights the local government's commitment to supporting its youth and fostering an environment where they can thrive. Mayor Zamora's appreciation for the participants' service reflects the city's dedication to providing opportunities for its young residents to achieve their goals and aspirations.

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