Over 17,000 students and out-of-school youth from less privileged families in Zamboanga Peninsula were beneficiaries of the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz said the 17,283 students and out-of-school youth would get jobs from 153 public and private employers, based on the report of Region 9 Dir. Sisinio Cano. Under SPES program, qualified applicants will be covered by an employment contract and insured under the Group Personal Accident Insurance (GPAI) of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), Baldoz added.