Call for Applications to the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2016

Department of Education
Governance and Operations

Memorandum OM-GO-2016-BLSS-YFD-00003


Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents


Rizalino D. Rivera
Undersecretary, Governance and Operations

February 5, 2016

Call for Applications to the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2016

The Department of Education (DepEd) is now accepting applications for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2016.

The SPES is a program created under Republic Act 7323, series of 1999, as amended by Republic Act 9547 which seeks to encourage employment during summer, through incentives granted by the Department of Education and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Qualifications for acceptance as a SPES trainee:

  1. Students/out-of-school youth who are at least 18 years old but not more than 25 years old;
  2. He/she must be enrolled this school year (in-school) or if not, must have intention to enroll next school year (out-of-school);
  3. The combined annual net income of both parents, including his/her own income, if any, must not exceed P143,000;
  4. Students must have obtained at least an average passing grade during the last school year / term attended.
    Applicants must possess office skills (priority will be given to those with computer-related skills)

The following requirements must be accomplished:

  1. SPES application form (Please see the attached documents);
  2. Birth certificate / baptismal certificate (certified true copy / NSO);
  3. Income tax returns of both parents. If the parents are non-filers of ITR, (1) an affidavit, certified by the BIR, stating that the annual net income of both parents does not exceed P 143,000, or Barangay Certification as to the economic status of applicant’s family, must be produced;
  4. For college students: Recent grades and school registration preferably in the second semester;
  5. For out-of-school youth (OSY): provide grades available before dropping out of school or a certificate of indigence issued by the Barangay, stating where the OSY resides.

SPES 2016 trainees will be employed for 40 workings days under the supervision of the SPES 2016 Secretariat, which is located at DepEd Central Office.

The application period is from April 6, 2016 to April 8, 2016 from 9:00A.M. to 6:00P.M.

You may send your certified true copy of documents, enclosed in a brown envelope with your name and date of submission, to Special Program for the Employment of Students Secretariat at the Office of the Undersecretary for Governance and Operations, DepEd Complex, Meralco Ave., Pasig City.

Submission may also be done through email. Send your scanned documents (zip file) with the file name SPES2016 to

For inquiries and further details, all concerned may contact the SPES Secretariat of the Office of the Undersecretary for Governance and Operations at (02) 633-53-75 or (02) 637-72-03.

Immediate dissemination and compliance of this memorandum is desired.

Thank you.

Download: Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2016 Application Form


  1. Internship Program Guidelines for DepEd Central Office Trainees
  2. Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) 2015


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