MANILA, Philippines – The third batch of Filipino caregivers depart for Japan today after going through four months of preparatory language training at TESDA where they learned basic conversational Japanese.
They will still undergo 6 months of training in actual conversation and as caregivers in Japan.
Endo Yumiko of Arc Academy said the 60 Filipino caregivers will be dispatched to Japan on board 2 flights. Twenty-seven caregivers boarded the 9 a.m. flight of Japan Airlines while 33 caregivers will be boarding the 1 p.m. flight of the Philippine Airlines today.
Yumiko added that Filipinos were preferred among other nationalities because of their hospitality and communication skills.
Liezel Toledo of Taguig, one of the departing caregivers, said all of them are optimistic that they can pass the challenges in the next 6 months of their training.
Toledo said that they all expect to be regular workers after their training.
The caregivers’ departure is part of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement or JPEPA.