The Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-Abra supports the implementation of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2019.

Lagangilang, Luba, Malibcong, Dolores, Bangued, Sallapadan, San Juan, and Abra Mountain Development Educational Center in Bucloc were co-implementers of SPES 2019.

SPES provides temporary employment to disadvantaged youth. It helps them immerse in government service and private agencies to harness their potentials and pursue education.

DOLE-Abra Provincial Head Alexander Gumabol said there are 662 approved recipients of SPES in Abra and 121 applications still on process.

Gumabol said incentives will be paid by the co-implementers and DOLE on a 60 and 40 percent sharing.

For this year, DOLE-Abra has P3 million fund for this program.