SABANGAN, Mountain Province – The Manila-based Philippine Human Resource Global Information Center (PHGIC) underscored it will continue working hard to deploy qualified skilled workers from the different parts of the province to various parts of Japan despite efforts to discredit it.
Dexter Badaran, PHGIC president and general manager, pointed out that the recent deployment of 4 farmers from the province to various tomato-producing companies in Komamoto is a clear testament that the deployment program is realistic contrary to disinformation by some quarters that the firm is engaged in illegal recruitment.
“We are saddened by the fact that there are some individuals who are continuously working hard to discredit us among individuals interested in gainful employment overseas. We are doing this service to help qualified skilled workers land good paying jobs in Japan for them to maximize their potentials as skilled workers while helping their families,” Badaran stressed.
The PHGIC asserted that the company will continue to extend the assistance needed by qualified skilled workers for the right jobs in Japan and for them to be deployed the soonest for as long as they will be selected by their prospective employers who will personally interview them either in Manila or in Mountain Province.
The partnership between the PHGIC and the Dominguez family started over 3 years ago when the deployment of workers focused on caregivers but later was expanded to include farmers, wielders and other skills needed by the employers in Japan just last April where numerous individuals underwent the rigid Nihongo language training.
Under this program, qualified residents will be issued a technical intern training visa for 3 years with an extension of 2 years after which they will be issued a specified skills visa for another 5 years that makes the workers qualified to stay in Japan for a maximum of 10 years.
The PHGIC official disclosed that among the sectors that need qualified workers from the Philippines include farming, the various fields of construction, auto-mechanic, caregiving, among other related skills.
At present, Badaran reported that more than 60 of the initial 80 persons who attended the jobs fair submitted their documents with the company, thus, these are being evaluated and assessed while they will be undergoing the required Japanese language training for them to easily hurdle the interviews with their prospective Japanese employers.
According to him, the company plans to go back to the province to conduct similar job fairs in strategic areas to get more individuals participate avail of the opportunities to land in a job in Japan.
Former Mayor Jupiter C. Dominguez, who aspired for the province’s lone congressional post in the last May 9, 2022 election, emphasized that the overall aim of the program is to teach people how to fish so that they will be able to use their acquired skills to earn a living for their families instead of giving out dole outs that could easily be gone in a wink of an eye when not properly.
The PHGIC is a non-government organization that has established linkages with prestigious individuals and companies in Japan in need of skilled Filipino workers who want to work and be part of the foreign country’s labor force.