By Genalyn D. Kabiling
China could be the alternative job destination for overseas Filipino workers following a deployment ban to Kuwait.
President Duterte has asked China to open its doors to Filipino workers, including teachers and domestic helpers, amid concerns over reported migrant workers’ exploitation and sexual abuse in some countries.
The President said China was “not really bad as the others” since Asians do not resort to such “barbaric form” of maltreatment.
“I will ask China to open its doors to us. They need teachers and domestic helpers. And I said to them that if you can consider the Philippines, we would be glad to allow our workers to work here,” he said in a press conference in Davao City early yesterday morning upon arrival from India.
“All I ask is that treat them, I said with dignity. Huwag ninyong abusuhin. They are not, you know, Filipino women are not merchandise, you buy and just do what you want. It sucks,” added Duterte.