Filipinos aiming to work abroad may find their way to Russia and China, a government official said.
Bernard Olalia, head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, said this was in line of the Duterte administration’s vision to find more destinations for Filipino workers.
“Russia is opening their market for the first time to the Philippines,” he said.
“They want a government-to-government deployment scheme, just like what we did with China,” Olalia added.
According to him, Russia seeks to employ workers in construction and services.
China, on the other hand, has recently opened its country for more than 2,000 English teachers this YEAR.
Olalia noted even the Czech Republic as well as San Marino are already in talks with the governmment in terms of labor deals.
The Philippines has been banking on money sent home by million sof overseas Filipino workers to drive local economy growth.
Based on the World Bank, the money sent last year was at $33 billion, accounting for about 10 percent of gross domestic product.