After Covid-19 outbreaks, Lala Abalon and hundreds of thousands of Filipino workers abroad have repatriated, but now they want to leave.

I don't see the future here.


Photo: AFP

Abalon was extremely hot to work abroad, 9 months after returning home with his parents from Dubai, the United Arab Emirate (UAE).

Last year, when countries started to close the edge of the NCOV, President Rodrigo Duterte launched a repatriation campaign with workers stuck abroad, including abalon and a large number of Filipino people working

Finally, more than 560,000 Filipino people returned home.

Medical staff preparing Vaccine Covid-19 for people inside a cinema used as a vaccination point in the outskirts of Manila, Philippines, on June 14.

The workers I gave abroad often said that they would starve if they were with his family, Alicia Devulgado, Chairman of the Filipino Labor Association, the commercial team representing recruitment agencies,

Since the beginning of the year, about 60,000 Filipinos have left the country every month to receive jobs in another country, although this figure is only 1/3 of the average of the pandemic.

The amount of Filipino workers abroad sent home to 9% of 2019 GDP. This revenue has decreased by 0.8% to $ 29.9 billion last year, the first fall since 2001.

The Philippines has exported labor for many years, but the trend has soared in the 1970s, when neighboring economies in Asia are open.

Filipinos are a global workforce for some skills, qualities in work and good English.

However, the left side is the wave of migration of a large citizen, including scientists and engineers, making the domestic workforce run out, lack of highly qualified professionals.

Devulgado said the demand for recruitment of Philippines abroad increased in recent months, especially from Arab Saudi, America and England.

Den Cantara quit his help in Lebanon last year, when the economy was in crisis.

Foreign return plans of people such as Cantara are entangled to limited measures to move locally to prevent NCOV to spread.

The Philippines government is encouraging repatriates to stay in vocational training at support and education centers.

After returning from Dubai, Abalon came to his attendance, but not to stay in the Philippines to work, but to become a nursing person in the US, or register for a waiter in Canada.

Maybe I will consider staying in the Philippines if another pandemic occurs, or when I have enough money to retire.