Poor but deserving students and out-of-school youth may apply and avail of the benefits of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) through employment during summer vacation. This program is under RA 7323 as amended by RA 9547.
The program is conducted ever year. Grantees are assigned to work in SPES-registered private and public establishments for a minimum of 15 days but not more than 45 days. Grantees are entitled to at least a minimum wage in which 60% is paid by the employer and 40% is paid by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).