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DOLE RO2 signs MOA with COMELEC for GIP assistance

Tuguegarao City - A signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the DOLE-Regional Office No. 02 and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Region 02 for the provision of Government Internship Program (GIP) interns to the latter was facilitated earlier today. 

The said signing shall provide GIP assistance to the COMELEC on administrative concerns relative to the goal of a safe and orderly conduct of the 2022 National and Local Elections.

As part of the agreement, the DOLE shall facilitate and supervise the implementation of the program in different COMELEC sites throughout Region II as well as the payment of GIP interns commensurate with the prevailing regional minimum wage. 

The COMELEC Region 02 meanwhile shall give tasks to GIP interns in line with those listed under Section 7 of DOLE's Department Order No. 204, Series of 2019 and submit attendance sheet, daily time records, accomplishment reports, and other pertinent documents to the DOLE as basis for interns' salaries. 

DOLE Regional Director Joel M. Gonzales, Assistant Regional Director Jesus Elpidio B. Atal, Jr., and Technical Support Services Division (TSSD) Chief Geraldine Labayani represented the DOLE in the said signing. 

The GIP interns shall provide service for three (3) months. 

A mock election was also facilitated by COMELEC personnel thereafter, participated by DOLE staff, to display the integrity and reliability of the technology to be used for the upcoming elections. ###

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