Filipino domestic workers will be allowed to work legally in five mainland Chinese cities, earning about 100,000 Philippine pesos (US$1,980) a month, if the Philippine and Chinese governments can strike a deal on a labor arrangement later this year.
Chinese Embassy officials in Manila had contacted the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment to discuss the possibility of deploying Filipino maids to five Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai and Xiamen, Labor Undersecretary Dominador Say was quoted as saying in The Philippine Star.
Chinese families are looking at the possibility of offering the domestic helpers 100,000 pesos a month, Say said. China will send a delegation to the Philippines in September to discuss the matter.
Say added that Chinese families wanted to hire Filipino maids because of their English proficiency, which would allows them to help improve the language skills of the employers’ children. Also, Filipinos are peaceful people, he said.
According to Chinese newspapers, there are currently about 100,000 Filipino domestic workers in that country, but they are working illegally with business visas rather than work permits in key cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. They are not entitled to the protection of insurance schemes and labor law at the moment.
In April, a 44-year-old Filipino woman became the first foreign domestic helper granted a one-year residence permit in Shanghai but a nationwide scheme to allow foreign domestic workers to work legally in China has not been launched.
The average wage of Filipino maids is about 8,000 yuan (US$1,190) in Shanghai and 6,000 yuan in Guangzhou, compared with HK$4,310 (US$552) in Hong Kong, S$570 (US$420) in Singapore and NT$17,500 (US$579) in Taiwan.
These Filipinos maids now may not be able to compete with the services of Vietnamese brides flocking into China.
Excuse us….we are helpers not brides or anything and we dont compete with others business….or services…
Can these Vietnamese brides speak English? ����
Jason Ang speak English while working in China? They need to study Chinese before deployment like what Vietnam does to all of their deployed citizens to Taiwan China HK
Filipinos work performance is always far better than that of the Vietnamese, it’s been proven in many factories here in Taiwan that Vietnamese work fast yet so many defects not within the standard.
Wow Filpinos are educating people all around the world no matter circumstances, environment, cultures, foods etc. they face, and hard working, udjust and most of all humble thats why.Hope to help every one. Actualy most chinese filipinos are the ones who are rich in the Philippines because of businesses so it`s unfair if Filipinos are not accountable to China.
WoooooooooooW wanna go back to xiamen China
Joana Shih Filipinos not need that bcoz we Filipinos are fast learner of any laguages 1-2mos we can easily speak basic Mandarin or any language � I’ve been in xiamen China before and I’m telling you self experience �
Hello am working here in hongkong almost 3yrs but,I have seen Philippine is much better to the other race
This country needs more 50 years to be civilized.
You sounds prat my guy.
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