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Jobs for Filipinos, not foreigners

05:01 AM March 11, 2019

As a new graduate, I find that landing a job is such a struggle. So the news about the influx of foreign workers bothers me, as this will only worsen my situation.

Is it reasonable to sacrifice us over those who were born, educated and raised in, and who swear allegiance to, other countries?

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This is my country. I would like to be in a healthy competition with my fellow Filipino jobseekers, but it’s a shame that I have to push my way in with all the illegal foreign workers.

Yes, we do have to maintain a harmonious relationship with other countries, but I believe it shouldn’t be at our expense — especially the youth of this land.

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Unemployment among young Filipinos is still a problem in the labor market.

I am glad Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III is taking a stand to require visa requirements for the entry of foreigners planning to work in the Philippines.

That will guarantee that we are competing fair and square
with them here.

MARJANE DY, [email protected]

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