Do Filipinos Know this? More Chinese are given Work Permits in Bulk as Thousands Filipinos lose Jobs
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Chinese Workers Flooding the Philippines Jeopardize Local Employment and Livelihood
“It's normal for the Chinese to seek employment abroad. We do the same thing,” said Maria Fe Juson, a union leader who works at a packing plant in Mindanao. “The problem is, the projects endorsed by the Duterte administration are creating jobs for the Chinese while domestic job opportunities are being neglected even more."
According to the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI), more than 3 million Chinese nationals had entered the country between 2016 and 2018, a 538% increase coinciding with Duterte’s closer ties to China. Currently, there are no official figures on how many Chinese nationals are working in the country.
Influx of Chinese workers in the Philippines
Many Chinese workers reportedly enter the Philippines using tourist visas and either apply for work visas or simply overstay their welcome.
A bulk of new Chinese workers can also be found in burgeoning Philippine online gambling operations (POGOs).
Immigration bureau’s special work permits behind Chinese labor surge
LAX immigration rules were blamed for the sudden surge in the number of Chinese workers in the Philippines.
This allowed the Chinese nationals to work in the country for three to six months without going through the necessary processes or being bound by restrictions from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
Meanwhile, the number of Chinese workers issued the Alien Employment Permit (AEP) by the DOLE stood at only 115,000 in the last three years.
The number of those in the gaming sector could actually be nearer to 300,000.
Philippines issued 115,652 Alien Employment Permits to Chinese Tourists turned workers
The Labor Department on Monday confirmed there is an influx of foreign tourists — particularly Chinese nationals — who ended up as workers in the country.
It was revealed during the first Senate committee hearing on the influx of foreign workers that the government has issued 115,652 Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) to foreigners from 2015 to 2017. Of the total, 51,000 permits were issued to Chinese nationals. Some 2,000 Chinese were also given jobs in construction in the past three years.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said 21,320 AEPs were issued within the first three months of 2018.
DOLE, BI admit Chinese laborers spotted at Manila construction site working illegally
The Labor department and the Immigration bureau admitted that some Chinese laborers spotted at a construction site in Manila are working illegally, only possessing special working permits which do not allow them to do construction work.
"For this particular incident, we were able to find that some of them are actually construction workers, but they are not holders of alien employment permits (AEP)," Labor Assistant Secretary Benjo Benavidez told CNN Philippines' The Source on Thursday. "What we found out is that they are workers of special working permit (SWP)."
Bulk of work permits for foreigners issued to Chinese in online gambling work
Most of the 119,814 Special Work Permits (SWPs) issued by the Bureau of Immigration to foreign workers in the last three years went to Chinese individuals working in Philippine Offshore Gambling Operations (POGOs), while 51,980 of the 115,652 Alien Employment Permits (AEPs) issued by the Department of Labor in the same period went to Chinese persons as well, according to data from DOLE.
Chinese workers ‘flood’ the Philippines, yet PH officials ‘don’t know’ how many there are
Unofficial estimates put the number of Chinese nationals working in the Philippines at 100,000, or around twice the number of official permits issued by the government between 2016 and 2018.
Duterte: Allow illegal Chinese to work here
President Rodrigo Duterte would rather allow illegal Chinese workers here to stay, as deporting them might trigger tit for tat that could affect 300,000 Filipinos in China.
“The Chinese here, just let them work here. Just let them. Why? We have 300,000 Filipinos in China,” the President said.
“That’s why I cannot just say, ‘Leave. I will deport you.’ What if the 300,000 are suddenly kicked out?” he said.
The President’s remarks came after the Bureau of Immigration called in all foreigners working in the Philippines for a head count following reports that thousands of Chinese are entering the country as tourists but are disappearing in Chinese-controlled industries as illegal workers.
More than 1,000 illegal Filipinos in China deported last year, says PHL envoy
Chinese authorities have deported illegal Filipino workers last year, Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said on Wednesday.
"Last year, I think our figure is about more than a thousand were deported by the Chinese," he added.
ABS-CBN shutdown will worsen state of unemployment
"Shutting down the network will merely worsen the current aggravating state of unemployment andunder employmentsituation of the city and the country as a whole," said Cordero said in a statement. That equates to some 11,000 workers whoare seento lose their jobs.