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DMW urged to push for no placement payment for Japan-bound OFWs

MANILA — Speaker Martin Romualdez on Friday urged the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) to take away the gathering of placement charges associated to the recruitment and employment of Filipino employees certain for Japan.

Romualdez made the decision following the dedication of Japanese firms and employers to rent extra Filipinos — significantly seafarers, professionals and non-skilled employees — throughout dialogues with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who’s at the moment on a five-day go to in Tokyo.

He mentioned the DMW ought to push for a no-placement payment for abroad Filipino employees (OFWs) coming into Japan’s labor market.

He mentioned whereas trainees beneath the Technical Internship Training Program and specified expert employees will not be required to pay placement charges, there are Filipino job seekers who fall exterior these classes which are being requested to pay, comparable to professionals and extremely expert employees.

“I hope that the DMW can engage the recruitment industry and Japanese employers on how to make Japan a 100-percent no placement fee labor market,” mentioned Romualdez, who’s a part of the President’s delegation.

Meanwhile, the House chief expressed elation over how Japanese employers deal with their Filipino staff.

“We are happy to hear directly from our OFWs in Japan on how much they are valued by their employers, and vice-versa,” he mentioned.

He additionally appealed to employees in Japan and job candidates in Manila “to report excessive and illegal fees” to the DMW and thru the Migrant Workers Offices in Osaka and Tokyo.

“Congress will work with DMW in strengthening existing laws and regulations to enable the government to run after and punish those who collect illegal fees,” Romualdez mentioned. (PNA)

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