Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES)  assist poor but deserving students pursue their education by encouraging employment of those in the secondary level during summer and/or Christmas vacation and of those in the tertiary, technical or vocational education levels anytime of the year.

Eligiblity Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 15-30 years old at the time of application
  • Parents’ combined net income after tax, including the applicant’s own, if any, does not exceed the annual regional poverty threshold for a family of six for the preceding year as determined by PSA and/or NEDA
  • If student: must have obtained a passing General Weighted Average/General Point Average during the last school year or term attended or immediately preceding his/her application

Documentary Requirements:

  1. Photocopy of birth certificate or any government issued IDs or any official documents indicating the applicant’s date of birth and/or age;
  2. For students in basic education, a photocopy of Form 138 (Student’s Report Card) or Form 137 (Student’s Permanent Record) of the last school year attended immediately preceding the application;
  3.  For students in higher education, a photocopy of the report of grades or complete set of academic class cards as indicated in their registration form, along with the original copy to be presented for validation purposes. In the absence of the above, a certification from the school of the applicant’s passing general average or general weighted average.
  4. For OSY: original copy of certification as OSY in letter head issued by the Barangay Chairman or Punong Barangay, or duly authorized representative of the Barangay, or Certification issued by the Social Welfare Development Office in the LGU;
  5. For dependents of displaced workers, any of the following:   
    • Notice of Termination issued by the employer;
    • DOLE RO’s Establishment Termination Report (ETR); or
    • Certification of displacement issued by the concerned barangay, municipal or city social worker development officer of the LGU.

Government Internship Program (GIP) aims to provide young workers (poor) opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service with the goal of attacting the best and the brightest to pursue a career in government service, particularly in the field and disciplines related to labor and employment. Duration of Internship Agreement is six months. Stipend equivalent to 75% of the prevailing minimum wage.


  1. At least high school graduate or voc-tech graduate
  2. Between 18 and 25 years old


  1. Transcript of Records/Form 137, or
  2. Certificate of Graduation in case of voc-tech graduates, or
  3. Certificate of Indigence from the barangay

Public Employment Service Office (PESO) is non-fee charging multi-employment service facility or entity to ensure the prompt, timely and efficient delivery of employment service and provision of information on the other DOLE programs.

Labor Market Information (LMI) focuses on the Philippine setting for the operations of labor demand and supply, wages, hours of work, employer hiring practices, worker job preferences; and many other factors which shape employer-worker relationship, policies and programs of government, investment decision by employers and job selection by workers among others.

Job Fair is employment facilitation strategy aimed to fast-track the meeting of jobseekers and employers/overseas recruitment agencies in one venue at a specific date to reduce cost, time and effort particularly on the part of the applicants.

Career Guidance Advocacy Program (CGAP) is one of the primary approaches to address job mismatch. It aims to guide the secondary and post-secondary level would-be graduates in choosing a course/career to pursue and to enhance the employability of tertiary level students.

Three tracks for trainees:

(1) immediate employment to facilitate the employment of those job ready;

(2) full cycle further enhances or develops the knowledge and skills of those not job ready for wage employment through 

     3-month technical training or internship; and

(3) other employment facilitation services to place those not job ready under career guidance assessment to determine which appropriate programs they can referred to.


*At-risk youth or youth (18 to 24 years old)


-At-risk youth or youth (18-24 years old)

-At least high school graduate

-With less than one (1) year or no work experience

-Not currently working or enrolled in school or training

-Birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)

-Diploma and/or transcript of records


-ID photo(s)

K-12 DOLE Adjustment Measures Program. Part of the government’s Inter-Agency Mitigation Measures for would-be-affected Higher Education Institution (HEI) personnel during the transition/interim period of the Implementation of RA No.10533 or the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013” (K to 12 Program). It serves as a safety-net and link to active labor market programs to provide unemployment-related benefit schemes to would-be-affected HEI personnel, who will not qualify or avail of the DepEd and CHED mitigation measures, through:

    • (Special) Financial Support. Protects the unemployed and their families against loss of employment and income as a result of government policy/regulation, through provision of assistance through grants to displaced HEI personnel;
    • Employment Facilitation Services. Provides for re-employment of displaced HEI personnel, matching, and job referrals. (e.g. LMI, CGEC, Referral and Placement); and
    • Training and Livelihood Assistance. Upgrades skills and provides entrepreneurship opportunities which include skills training with the TESDA and activities under the DOLE Kabuhayan Program.


  • Displaced Higher Educational Institution (HEI) personnel. CHED estimates that a total of 23,738 HEI personnel will be displaced from 2016 to 2018 with the following breakdown:
    • 6,164 Estimated Displaced Teaching (Full Time)
    • 7,110 Estimated Displaced Teaching (Part Time)
    • 10,464 Estimated Displaced Non-Teaching


  • Proof of displacement due to K to 12 Program in the form of a certification issued by CHED
  • Notice of employment termination as required by Article 283 of the Labor Code of the Philippines

DOLE Integrated Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (DILEEP)

Livelihood Program (Kabuhayan). Grant assistance for working capital solely for the purchase of equipment, tools and jigs, raw materials, among others, to be used in livelihood undertakings.


    1.  self-employed workers who are unable to earn sufficient income
    2. marginalized and landless farmers
    3. unpaid family workers
    4. parents of child laborers
    5. low wage and seasonal workers
    6. workers displaced or to be displaced as a result of natural and man-made disasters


Labor Inspection Program. Our work in the Department goes beyond the mere examination of a company’s observance of laws, standards and rules. It is partnering with the employers of the business sector to aid them in their responsibilities to comply with laws and standards in the worksites, including their workers’ rights.

Single Entry Approach (SEnA). Refers to an administrative approach to provide a speedy, impartial, inexpensive, and accessible settlement procedure of all labor issues or conflicts to prevent them from ripening into full blown disputes, Conciliation-mediation process shall be utilized as immediate intervention to effect amicable settlement among the differing parties.

Labor and Employment Education Services (LEES). Aims to increase awareness on workers and employers rights and responsibilities, work ethics, values and skills to contribute in fostering a more cooperative labor-management relations.

Three Components:

    1. Labor Relations, Human Relations and Productivity (LHP) Seminars. One-day firm-level seminar which seeks to change mindsets on workplace relationship from legalistic and adversarial relationship to human relationship to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness.
    2. Continuing Labor Education Seminar (CLES). Focuses on specialized topics relative to labor relations and labor standards, and is conducted in organized/unorganized group of workers in the private sector.
    3. Labor Education for Graduating Students (LEGS). Orientation for graduating students who will be future entrants to the world of work. The orientation seminar focuses on awareness on labor laws.

To make LEES materials more interactive, the DOLE utilizes various multi-media techniques such as animation, videos and infomercials. To further expand its reach, the DOLE maximizes the use of social media such as YouTube as well as partnering with private sectors to promote LEES.


    • Organized and unorganized rank-and-file employees
    • Labor federations/trade union centers
    • Middle and lower managers and supervisors
    • Individual and employer groups
    • Graduating students (including vocational/technical)

Workers Organization Development Program (WODP). Aims to promote and strengthen trade unions and other workers’ organizations through the provision of training education information and entrepreneurship development assistance. It provides an opportunity for systemic learning and growth aiming at greater productivity, prosperity and welfare among workers’ organization, its members and their dependents.

Focuses on developing the capabilities of the workers and their organization to perform their roles effectively and efficiently towards the promotion of trade unionism, worker’s empowerment and sound labor-management relations. It also provides educational opportunities to officers and members including their dependents for self-development, growth and be effective change agent in their organization and in their personal life.


    • Legitimate trade union centers, labor federations, national unions, locals/chapters and independent unions
    • Women workers’ organizations
    • Workers cooperative


    • Duly accomplished application form
    • Profile of project manager/training coordinator
    • Training design
    • List of past activities of similar nature
    • Board/Organization Resolution
    • Financial Statements
    • At least 20% equity of total cost
    • Reportorial requirements (for union applicants only)


Family Welfare Program (FWP). An advocacy program that draws corporate support in promoting workers’ quality of life by adopting a family-centered approach in the workplace. It introduces the concept of family welfare to establishments, instill family planning/family welfare consciousness among labor and management as a key in promoting workplace productivity and improved worker-management relations.

Focus Dimensions:

    1. Reproductive Health and Responsible Parenthood,
    2. Education/Gender Equality,
    3. Spirituality or Value Formation,
    4. Income Generation/Livelihood/Cooperative,
    5. Medical Health Care,
    6. Nutrition, 
    7. Environment, Protection, hygiene and Sanitation,
    8. Sports and Leisure,
    9. Housing, and
    10. Transportation


    • The FWP is mandatory in establishments employing more than 200 workers. Establishments with less than 200 workers are encouraged to establish or organize a Family Welfare Committee and implement a FWP.


    • The establishment should have a FWP Committee.

Child Labor Prevention and Elimination Program (CLPEP). Contributes to the Philippine Program Against Child Labor by promoting Child Labor Free Barangays and Child Labor Free Establishments.

    1. Child Labor-Free Barangay Campaign. Seeks to bring down to the community the campaign against child labor, foster common understanding on, and gain public support. It aims to free identified barangays from child labor, and also to influence change, identify allies, and solicit commitments of support of stakeholders, specifically government agencies, non-government and faith-based organizations, local chief executives, private sector establishments, and the parents of child laborers themselves.
    2. Child-Labor Free Establishment campaign. Promotes compliant and socially responsible business practices. The DOLE has stepped up its campaign against employment of minors by offering incentives to business that get certified as Child Labor-Free Establishment. Businesses that get the seal will be entitled to incentives like certificate or marker of recognition as a child labor-free establishment zone, endorsement for participation of their employees in the DOLE’s livelihood programs, guaranteed booths in job fairs and exhibits, slots for training courses of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, as well as exposure and promotion on DOLE’s Website.