The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) traces its roots from the Institute of Labor and Manpower Studies (ILMS) created by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 620 issued in December 21, 1974 by President Ferdinand E. Marcos to provide then Ministry of Labor and Employment with technical support in policy-making and program implementation.
The Government Internship Program or GIP is a component of KABATAAN 2000 under Executive Order (EO) no. 139 s. 1993, which aims to provide opportunities and engage young workers to serve general public in government agencies/entities projects and programs at the national and local level. The GIP provides the youth particularly the poor and indigent an opportunity to demonstrate their talents and skills in the field of public service for a minimum period of 3 months to a maximum period of 6 months. The program also serves as a recruitment mechanism for potential public employees.
The DBP Higher Education Loan Program for Students, or DBP HELPS, is a wholesale loan facility using qualified educational institutions as conduits for student loans. The educational institutions with transparency and good governance practices and tie ups with employers or manning companies are eligible to borrow under the DBP HELPS program. Under the program, educational institutions and their accredited partner companies or employers shall conduct the prequalification and selection of student borrowers.
The past years saw a steady decline of geologists and mining and metallurgical engineers in the Mines and Geosciences Bureau for two reasons – one is due to their recruitment in the private sector or abroad which offer bigger salaries and two, due to a halt in DENR’s recruitment because of the rationalization program. In 2012, the bureau only has a total of 88 geologists, with 120 vacant positions.
The Department of Health offers the Midwifery Scholarship program and invites applicants to apply directly to the CHD. The CHD shall endorse the qualified applicants based on the documentary requirements to their partner midwifery schools for selection process. Professional organizations are welcome to recommend applicants to the CHDs.
The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) offers a GSIS Scholarship Program (GSP) to all qualified members and pensioners who have children/ dependents accepted or enrolled in any 4 or 5 years course or priority course as identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in a higher education institution that has its own charter or a school qualified by the CHED as Levels IV and III, autonomous, or with a deregulated status. The program is also offered to persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and solo parents (as defined by the Solo Parent’s Welfare Act of 2000) who are GSIS members.
The Education and Livelihood Assistance Program (ELAP) is an educational assistance for survivors of a deceased OFW consisting of P5,000.00 for elementary, P8,000.00 for high school and P10,000.00 for college per year. Only one child, usually the eldest child, will enjoy this benefit. A livelihood assistance amounting to P15,000.00 is also given to the surviving spouse.
The Social Security System created the Educational Assistance Loan Program for workers and beneficiaries to borrow or lend money for enrollment, technical, and vocational courses. SSS has just liberalized its rules on educational plans to make it more accessible to the members. The agency also raised the eligibility cap for members who want to avail of the program.
Cebu Pacific is shelling out some $25 million in the next five years for a cadet pilot training program. The airline plans to send out 240 cadets for training to the Flight Training Adelaide campus in Adelaide, Australia. The 56 week program includes integrated flying training, flight theory, and education course for an aspirant to become a licensed commercial pilot.
The Study Now Pay Later (SNPL) Program was designed to help cadets finance their training with the Alpha Aviation Group in the Philippines. In partnership with the RCBC Savings Bank, the program seeks to provide support through RCBC’s multipurpose MyHome Housing Loan. Open to Filipino nationals, the SNPL can be utilized for the following flight training programs, namely the Alpha Airline Pilot Porgram and the Airbus A320 Type Rating.