A former beneficiary under the Government Internship Program (GIP) of the DOLE-AFO, is now a plantilla Teacher at the Sacpil Elementary School through the Department of Education-Apayao (DepEd-Apayao).

Growing up with only her mother and three other siblings, Ms. Reyvie Linggayo contributed to her family by working as farmhand every weekend and sometimes as a housekeeper to relatives and friends. Through industriousness, she achieved a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BEED) degree from the Apayao State College-Conner Campus, Malama, Conner, Apayao in 2018.

She passed her Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) in 2019, and started working in a private company by 2020. In the same year, she gave birth to their first child which impelled her to quit her work despite the scarce employment opportunities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.

She volunteered as a teacher at the Sacpil Elementary School since January 2021 until she became a GIP under DOLE-Apayao, and was hired by the Provincial Government of Apayao. Ms. Linggayo was thereafter assigned again at the Sacpil Elementary School from March up to September 2021.

During her stay as a volunteer and GIP at the Sacpil Elementary School, her excellence and dedication emanated through her work performance. Her exemplary work-ethics and work experience solidified her qualifications in becoming a teacher, despite the stiff and numerous competitors for the vacancy.

“Ako ay nagpapasalamat sa GIP Program ng DOLE at ako ay masaya dahil isa ako sa mga nakinabang dito”, Ms. Linggayo said in an interview. “Nakatulong ito sa aking pagka-‘hire’ sa regular position dahil nagkataon na may bakante sa Dep-Ed, at nakilala nila dahil sa sincerity ko sa work ko.”

Reyvie’s story continues to be an inspiration to those who strive and persevere, and to those who from humble beginnings, silently standout.


end//Daryll Ponard