The country’s Department of Foreign Affairs has warned Filipinos planning to work abroad against accepting job offers for domestic helpers in China and Mongolia, as it would be unlawful to work as one in both countries. Philippine Ambassador to Beijing Francisco L. Benedicto has said in a dispatch to the DFA that China’s and Mongolia’s border control and immigration authorities were stepping up their campaign to apprehend illegal workers and immigrants. “Filipinos who are promised jobs as domestic helpers in China and Mongolia are always in danger of being arrested because foreign nationals are not allowed to work in that capacity in China and Mongolia,” he said.
Benedicto said that illegal recruiters continued to victimize foreign job seekers, which resulted in the increasing number of foreigners coming and staying in China and Mongolia with inappropriate visa or working permits. “Our kababayans have been victimized by unscrupulous recruiters in both countries,” the ambassador said.