Philippines, Japan group sign note on Filipino nurses, caregivers January 13, 2009Posted by chandrapong007 in Education.
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MANILA — Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services, a semi-governmental organization, and the Philippine government agreed Monday to start from this year accepting Filipino nurses and caregivers who wish to undergo training and work in Japan under the economic partnership agreement between Japan and the Philippines.
Labor Secretary Marianito Roque witnessed the signing of a note between the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment and the group that will pave the way for the recruitment of Filipino nurses or “kangoshi” and caregivers or kaigofukushi.” The agreement details rules with respect to the deployment and acceptance of Filipino registered nurses and certified caregivers.
Roque said the hiring program will start with an initial recruitment of 200 Filipino nurses and 300 caregivers who will be endorsed by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration to JICWELS. JICWELS will look for the hospitals and healthcare institutions in Japan willing to hire the qualified Filipino nurses. Filipino nurses and caregivers will have to undergo a six-month language and culture training in Japan.