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South Korea affirms confidence in Philippines' overseas labor policy, global migration management system

South Korea affirms confidence in Philippines' overseas labor policy, global migration management system

South Korea, a major host country of overseas Filipino workers, has expressed its confidence in the soundness of the Philippines' labor migration policy and its capacity to deliver the necessary basic services on the overseas front, the Department of Labor and Employment said over the weekend.
Philippine Labor and Employment Secretary Arturo D. Brion said this "vote of confidence" effectively debunks some recent, inaccurate reports on the Internet that South Korea will, allegedly, block or limit the entry of OFWs under the Employment Permit System.
Brion said that on the contrary, the confidence vindicates the Philippine government's efforts to ensure a documented and orderly system of overseas deployment, which is a model for the world.
Under this system, the DOLE's Philippine Overseas Labor Offices, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, as well as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, will continue to provide the OFWs with the necessary services to ensure documented deployment and quality employment and conditions for them, he added.
In a recent report to Brion, the Philippine Labor Attache to Seoul, Rodolfo M. Sabulao, indicated that the Ministry of Labor of Korea had in fact increased its allotment for the Philippines under the tested Employment Permit System in 2007.
From 10,000, Korea raised its quota to 12,000, placing the Philippines on top of 14 countries allowed to send labor to Korea under the EPS, including Thailand and Vietnam (11,000 each), Indonesia and Mongolia (9,000 each), Sri Lanka (8,000), and others (ranging from 5,000 to 1,000).
Sabulao indicated that the Philippines' consistent performance and high marks generated the confidence. Globally, South Korea became the 10th top destination of OFWs in 2006, surpassed only by nine other host destinations, which are the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Qatar, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy, and the United Kingdom.


Updated : 2021-05-12 20:43 GMT+08:00