TADIAN, Mountain Province – Three farm and construction workers from the province were deployed to Japan as part of the ongoing deployment of qualified individuals to work overseas under the Join Us for Progress program of the Dominguez family in partnership with the Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC).
Last October 2, 2023, Melissa Kistawa of Aguid, Sagada town flew to Japan to join her employer, Nishimura Hironori and Uehara Daisuki as a farm worker.
Further, on October 10, 2023, Alvin Buteng of Duagan, Tadian and Christopher Silin of Bagnen Proper, Bauko were also deployed to Japan to join their employers, Shouei Kogyo Co. Ltd. And IWC Co. Ltd. as construction workers.
Earlier, the deployed workers underwent the required Nihongo language Training in the municipality before undergoing the needed review at the Bulacan-based Sage Asian Language Center for them to master the Nihongo language in preparation for their deployment to the foreign land.
Michelle Kina-ud, coordinator of the Nihongo language center in Tadian, claimed that many of those who were able to complete the training and underwent the required review were already deployed to Japan either as farm or construction workers.
She disclosed that a good number of those who completed their Nihongo language training and the required review are now awaiting for the interview by their prospective employers to ascertain their appropriate work capabilities and responsibilities while being able to speak the language fluently.
The Join Us for Progress program has been a long-standing initiative of the Dominguez family in partnership with the PHGIC that initially deployed caregivers to Japan before expanding the other skills for farm and construction work, among others, as required by Japanese employers.
A similar Nihongo language center was established in Paracelis town to cater to the language training needs of those interested individuals from the eastern municipalities of the province wanting to be deployed for overseas work in Japan.
PHGIC established its network with various Japanese companies in need of skilled workers providing the human resources from the screened skilled workers from the country, particularly Mountain Province.
Flora ‘Lingling’ Awingan is the local coordinator of the Nihongo language training center in Paracelis, the counterpart of Kina-ud in the area.
Families of those that were earlier deployed to Japan as early as April this year have expressed their gratitude to the Dominguez family and the PHGIC for having allowed their relatives to have gainful employment that will surely contribute in improving their lives.