In a report made by GMA News TV via “Balitanghali” on Saturday, a Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between the Philippines and Japan for more than 100,000 job opportunities. This opens doors for Filipinos to be able to work in Japan.
Apparently, the Memorandum of Agreement is included in the Technical Intern Training Program (TITP) which is not limited only to the government institutions but it includes the private sectors as well.
According to POEA, job opportunities are for professionals, semi-skilled workers and those with experience in caregiving.
Bernard Olalia, Officer-in-Charge of POEA said, “Makakapagpapadala na po tayo ng mga OFW, mga professional, semi skilled at isasama na rin natin dito ang ating mga caregivers patungong Japan.”
TITP is apart from medical workers like nurses who were under JPEPA (Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement).
Meanwhile, POEA claimed that Filipinos may be exempted from taking the language proficiency exam in Nihonggo language prior to their employment in Japan. This is after Japan had expressed they prefer Filipino workers to fill-in their job vacancies.
On the other hand, POEA sees this as a great opportunity for Filipinos more so for those who had been affected by disputes in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.
Japan had not released any Job Order yet as of this writing but then, POEA advises interested applicants to wait for further announcements on their website.
POEA then reminds the public to be careful with their applications as there are many illegal recruiters who may take advantage of Japan’s job opening.
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