Japan to offer Filipino domestic helpers P66K monthly salary

Filipinos who will be employed as domestic helpers or housekeepers in Japan may receive $1,500 monthly salary, which is equivalent to P66,000.

This opportunity will be available once details of the agreement made at the bilateral talks between the Philippines and Japan during the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit are finalized.

Japan will be creating economic zones before the year ends and along with the country's move to boost the economy comes the need for people to support Japanese families.

In a press conference, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's spokesman Yasuhisa Kawamura said they requested the Philippine government to prepare the necessary system so that the program will be smoothly implemented.

Successful job applicants will work as housekeepers who will be tasked to prepare bedrooms, clean the house, do some minor repairs and gardening. Employment will be in a live-out basis.

Aspirants will be required to undergo training at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and learn Nihongo.

The number of slots to be made available is still unknown, but the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said it will be announced once the system will be put in place.

Here's a video of the GMA News report: