Also, with more initiatives geared towards the safety and welfare of OFWs, 2019 is looking to be a continuation of the work from where the current administration is at in terms of providing support and finding new labour markets for OFWs.
PHL to Sign Deal with Russia to Send OFW Workers
Following the agreement sealed with China, the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is now set to sign another bilateral agreement in the entity of Russia, regarding the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), as shared in a report by the Sun Star.
According to Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III, he is looking to visit Russia by early next year for the signing of the labour agreement.
As per Bello, the deal will be most likely on the deployment of Filipino skilled workers. He also noted that the bilateral discussion was initiated by their Russian counterparts.
Russia, like China, is also in need of skilled workers since they already have an ageing population.
Earlier this year, the POEA gave word that Russia has been coordinating with our government in their aspirations to settle a government-to-government deployment scheme with the Philippines.
This information has also been verified by Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev, noting that the Russian government is planning to employ more skilled and unskilled OFWs in their country.
With this development already in the pipeline, Filipinos can expect to find a new place of work where their skills and talents can be compensated duly. However, for this to even become an option for our kababayan, they must acquire the necessary skills and qualifications for the job vacancies to be filled. A good way to prepare is by getting certification from the Philippines’ national training arm, the TESDA.