MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva referred to as on the federal government Sunday to craft a nationwide technique that will faucet the expertise pool of abroad Filipino employees (OFWs) who’ve returned to the nation for good.
“That is the mind achieve we must be exploiting. There’s a social dividend ready to be earned from this reverse Diaspora,” mentioned Villanueva in a press release.
“I view their return as an enhancement of our labor pool. They’re bringing with them abilities they’ve acquired overseas. Our society should profit from their expertise, and authorities should present the best way,” he added.
The senator famous that manpower and mentorship, reminiscent of building, are vital for post-COVID financial restoration.
Villanueva mentioned that returned data and communication expertise professionals can assist in driving the financial system in the direction of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
He likewise shared that “OFWs may be brokers of upskilling.”
The legislator mentioned that there are measures which mandate the federal government to reintegrate the returned employees to the nation’s financial material.
“Yung Part 17 ng bagong pasa na Division of Migrant Staff Act ay nag-uutos ng ‘full-cycle nationwide reintegration program.’ The regulation explicitly requires the “switch of expertise from expert or skilled OFWs,” Villanueva, the invoice’s principal creator, mentioned.
(The Part 17 of the newly handed Division of Migrant Staff Act orders for the “full-cycle nationwide reintegration program.”)
Villanueva additionally cited Republic Act No. 11230 or the Tulong-Trabaho Act, which he additionally principally authored.
“To [fast track] the implementation of packages that may enrich our technical abilities, the participation of OFWs is a should. If they’ve been capable of conquer the world with their talents, it’s time to faucet it for the progress of their homeland,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that job gala’s or hiring roadshows must be rolled out to fill out job vacancies.
The Philippine Statistics Authority earlier reported that the variety of registered OFWs dropped by 18.6 % or from 2.18 million in 2019 to 1.77 million in 2020.
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