Legarda: 612 GIPs in the Province of Antique to be hired by DOLE and DepEd

July 20, 2020

Deputy Speaker and Antique Lone District Representative announced today that the Department of Labor and Employment-Antique Field Office will hire interns to be deployed to all the 590 barangays and 22 Schools District in the Province of Antique to serve as “para teachers.”

“This will be a partnership between DOLE-Antique Field Office and the DepEd Schools Division of Antique. A total of 612 interns will be capacitated by partner DepEd in the implementation of the new learning modalities in all the barangays and the school districts,” Legarda said.

As Chairperson of the House Sub-Committee on the New Normal, Deputy Speaker Legarda is fully aware that the education sector was one of those adversely affected by the COVID19 pandemic. “There is therefore a need to continue providing learning opportunities for the school children without compromising their health and safety. Thus, DepEd is now tasked to implement a blended learning approach for the delivery of their instructional materials,” Legarda added.

Based on the survey conducted by DepEd Schools Division of Antique, 38.50% of parents/guardians cannot provide assistance to their children due to their educational attainment or they are currently employed.

Through the initiative of Deputy Speaker and in partnership with DOLE and DepED, “para teachers” will be employed to fill in the gap and provide the much-needed assistance to learners for them to cope with the new learning modality especially involving Information Communication Technology (ICT).

The period of engagement will be from August 17 to December 15, 2020. Each Intern will receive 395 pesos per day for 88 days for a total of Php 34,760.00.

Interns assigned in the barangay will be required to attend capability building activities including mentoring and coaching by the DepEd Antique; provide assistance to individual learners at home using the modules provided by DepEd; provide technical assistance to individual learners relative to the on-line learning modality, and perform other duties and functions as may be assigned by supervisor and principal from time to time.

Moreover, the interns assigned in the districts will monitor attendance of interns within the covered district; gather issues and concerns of interns within the covered district; gather and review entries in DTRs and Accomplishment Reports of interns before signature of authorized signatories, and perform other duties and functions as may be assigned by supervisor and district head from time to time.

The following are the qualifications of interns:
1. Priority are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Education or other related courses with knowledge in ICT;
2. 18-30 years old; and,
3. Preferably a resident of the area of assignment (to lessen travel time and expenses).

The Government Internship Program or GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, and DOLE Administrative Order No. 260-15, which aims to provide opportunities and to engage young workers to serve the general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs. This is also a venue for them to demonstrate their skills and talents at the same time gain experience in government service.***