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Why Filipinos preferred over other nationality by employer

Why Filipinos preferred over other nationality by employer

Time and again, not only a handful of employers in the UAE have stood up to declare they prefer Filipinos because this breed of foreign workers have passion and dedication for their work.

As renowned environmentalist Dana Al Hammadi,  the first Emirati lady to reach the South Pole,  said: “What I like about Filipinos is that they are very warm and very friendly. They are family-oriented and they enjoy social events and gatherings. They are cautious when dealing with strangers in the beginning, but once they know you more, they open up and welcome you in their circle.”

 “Filipinos have a high sense of commitment and dedication to their work. To them, work and the fruits that come out of it are blessings that must be treasured and appreciated. Of course, nobody is perfect, but I like working with Filipinos due to the sincere and loving environment that they create in professional and social spaces.”

There you go.  Aside from the relative ease of getting in the UAE, Filipinos prefer to work here because the country is also labor-friendly with a lot of job opportunities, being a trade hub that straddles the East and West and where employers prefer workers from the Philippines because of their dedication.

The country is safe with relatively low crime rate and efficient law enforcement; of course, salary is a lot better than back home; there is religious tolerance; and there is chance to be successful getting elsewhere in pursuit of life goals.


Why Philipino visit UAE


Pancito stated he is currently hired at a hypermart corporation as a supply chain assistant making the equivalent of Ph80,000.

The identical is actual with Karlo Dubros, who stated, “Mas malaki sweldo kumpara sa Pilipinas at tax-loose pa.” (The salary is bigger and its tax-unfastened.)

This is second pinnacle reason mentioned by respondents, noting that with the peso-dirham exchange price staying at among P13 and P14, they get greater for their tough work.

Alvin Pancito, popularly the life-saver/singer, having save lives one night some years back at Kite Beach and who also does the rounds at bars and gatherings as a balladeer, attests to this. “Before I went to Dubai, I was working as customer service clerk at Shoemart, making Ph13,000 (Dh912),” Pancito said.


Do you know?

By official numbers from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), UAE accounts for roughly 16% of the estimated 2.2 million OFWs around the world during the period April to September 2016 – the latest available figure from the government.

The UAE, according to Marietta Bellotindos, regional director at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), was in the top 10 list of work destinations for Filipinos in the first half of 2017.

Other accounts place the UAE on third preferred choice by OFWs, next only to Saudi Arabia and the US, in that order.

What gives?

The UAE is a top choice among OFWs because it’s relatively easy to get in here – visit visa would suffice unlike other countries’ point system for instance. This, aside from the fact that most Filipinos have one or two relatives already in the country; in fact, some have the whole barangay or looban, so to speak

Author: Syed Ameer   

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