Why the Philippines might trim the number of expats soon

THE FILIPINO government is planning to cut down the number of expatriates amid reports of the rising number of foreign workers employed in the country. The restriction on foreigners will involve stricter measures on the issuance of the country’s Alien Employment Permit (AEP) by the Department of Labour and Employment, the Manila Standard reported. However, Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III insists the granting of the permits to foreign nationals would not be rushed as it depended on the skills on demand in the country. SEE ALSO: Here are the best Asian cities for expats  The announcement came amid complaints by various labour groups which have called on lawmakers to investigate and come up with measures to curb the reported rising numbers of foreigners working in the country. Bello said foreigners must apply for the AEP if they intended to work in the Philippines. The proposal for the new regulation also comes after the Trande Union Congress of the Philippines pointed out that the rising number of foreign workers had undermined the job security of Filipinos struggling in a limited job market. ... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Why the Philippines might trim the number of expats soon, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Why the Philippines might trim the number of expats soon





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Published By: ASIAN CORRESPONDENT - Thursday, 22 November



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