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Aquino: Japan to review employment scheme for Pinoy workers

Posted On 2014 Jun 25
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President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, review the honor guards during the Arrival Ceremony at the Malacañan Palace Grounds for his Official Visit to the Republic of the Philippines on Saturday (July 27, 2013). The visit of Prime Minister Abe will further advance the Strategic Partnership between the Philippines and Japan. The last time that the prime minister of Japan visited the Philippines was in December 2006 when Prime Minister Abe visited Manila during his first term as the head of the Japanese Government. Japan is one of only two strategic partners of the Philippines. In 2012, Japan was the Philippines’ number one trade partner and provider of official development assistance as well as the second major source of approved investments and third source of tourist arrivals. (MNS photo)

President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, review the honor guards during the Arrival Ceremony at the Malacañan Palace Grounds for his Official Visit to the Republic of the Philippines on Saturday (July 27, 2013). The visit of Prime Minister Abe will further advance the Strategic Partnership between the Philippines and Japan. The last time that the prime minister of Japan visited the Philippines was in December 2006 when Prime Minister Abe visited Manila during his first term as the head of the Japanese Government. Japan is one of only two strategic partners of the Philippines. In 2012, Japan was the Philippines’ number one trade partner and provider of official development assistance as well as the second major source of approved investments and third source of tourist arrivals. (MNS photo)

MANILA, June 25 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said Japan will be reviewing its rules regarding the hiring and deployment of Filipino workers to their country.

“[Magkakaroon ng] muling pagsusuri sa mga patakaran at pamantayan para sa pagtanggap ng mga dayuhang manggagawa, partikular na ang ating mga domestic worker, nurses, at caregivers para sa ilang stratehikong lugar sa kanilang bansa,” Aquino said upon returning from his one-day working visit in Japan.

The President said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told him during their meeting on Tuesday about their plan to offer more opportunities to Filipino women.

Nariyan din po ang pagpapatupad ng Japan ng mga pagsasanay na teknikal at vocational para lalong linangin ang kakayahan ng ating mga manggagawa sa pamamagitan ng mga apprenticeship program,” he said.

Last year, Japan said it will be accepting more Filipino nurses and caregivers as part of Manila and Tokyo’s efforts to expand bilateral economic cooperation.

Citing May 2012 figures, the Japanese Embassy said 237 Filipino nurses and 396 caregivers have undergone training in Japan.

But aside from this, Aquino said Japan and the Philippines are also seeking to strengthen each other’s tourism industry.

“Nagpasalamat nga tayo sa Punong Ministro para sa mga hakbang ng kanyang pamahalaan hinggil sa visa relaxation para sa mga kababayan nating nais bumisita sa Japan,” he said.

Ang resulta po nito: mas malakas na ugnayang bumubukal sa pagkakaunawaan at hangaring buksan ang mas maraming pinto ng oportunidad para sa kapwa Pilipino at Hapon, sa pamamagitan ng turismo,” he added.  (MNS)

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