MANILA – The Philippine Abroad Employment Administration (POEA) on Saturday mentioned some 5,000 abroad Filipino employees (OFWs) are certain for Taiwan subsequent week as borders reopen to sure international locations on February 15.
POEA Deputy Administrator Villamor Plan mentioned the 5,000 employees are these whose visas had been held previous to the deployment ban imposed by Taiwan final 12 months.
“With regards to the variety of OFWs that we will ship there, it’s estimated to be about 40,000. However as of now, we have already got about 5,000 employees leaving,” he mentioned in the course of the Laging Handa public briefing.
In Might 2021, Taiwan closed its borders to anybody with out citizenship or an alien residency certificates.
Its Central Epidemic Command Heart (CECC) introduced on February 7 the subsequent part of permitting absolutely vaccinated migrant employees from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand to enter Taiwan.
Plan additionally reminded OFWs that protocol-related bills shall be shouldered both by the employer or recruitment businesses.
Migrant employees shall quarantine for 14 days and keep on the identical lodge for an additional seven days of self-health monitoring earlier than going to their workplaces.
Chen Shih-chun, CECC head, informed Taiwan Information that quarantine for abroad vacationers won’t be shortened till they’ve booster vaccine protection of fifty p.c which they hope to attain by March.
Plan mentioned a number of international locations wish to rent Filipinos, notably within the well being sector.
“There are lots of calls for however we now have to contemplate additionally our private calls for right here so we nonetheless have a bit of little bit of deployment cap to observe. We are able to solely deploy as much as 7,000 healthcare employees,” he mentioned. (PNA)