A good job

September 10, 2022 People's Tonight 324 views

NOW using the wonders of modern technology, highly-enterprising illegal job recruiters continue to victimize jobseekers in the Philippines, one of the world’s major manpower exporters.

Fortunately, however, government authorities rescued last Thursday 50 Filipino victims of these “economic saboteurs” in Cambodia, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Officials of the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh facilitated the successful rescue of the victims of illegal recruitment after close coordination with local government authorities.

Note that President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has ordered the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and other concerned agencies to intensify the campaign against illegal recruitment.

Despite the crippling coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the dollar-oriented manpower export industry, like agriculture and tourism, remains a major pillar of the domestic economy.

Due to the acute shortage of high-paying jobs in the Philippines, where majority of the people still live below the so-called poverty line, Filipinos still prefer to seek employment abroad.

In fact, people, particularly those in the rural areas, are even willing to sell their lands, houses, work animals and pieces of jewelry just to pay the services of recruitment agencies.

But the problem is the country is still teeming with sweet-talking illegal recruiters.

That’s why we commend the government for warning the people not to accept online job offers that promise a large paycheck but with unverified companies and vague job details.