JOB orders in Hong Kong remain intact following the hostage crisis in Manila involving most of its citizens, the Society of Hong Kong Agencies Accredited to the Philippines (Sharp) reported Thursday.
Sharp President Alfredo Palmiery said there have been no negative effects of the bloody crisis as there has been standing 10,000 job orders from the Chinese territory.
“As far as members of Sharp are concerned, there has been no cancellation of job orders accredited with the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration for deployment of domestic helpers to Hong Kong,” said Palmiery.
He believed that the long-standing Philippine-Hong Kong relation is strong enough to overcome the anger felt by a few Hong Kong residents over the incident.
Fears of a crack in the relationship of the two nations stemmed after the bloody conclusion to the hostage crisis that gripped the Quirino Grandstand.
Reports surfaced as early as Tuesday that some Hong Kong nationals turned their ire to the Filipina household service workers with one incident resulting to the premature dismissal of the OFW.
For its part, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) expressed readiness to help OFWs who will suffer the brunt of Hong Kong employers.
Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva said they are prepared to provide retraining programs if ever there would be any displaced OFW from Hong Kong.
“The readiness is of course part of the agency’s thrust of working hard to attain our goal of providing the work force the appropriate and competent skills training and education so they will be outfitted for redeployment,” he added. (AMN/Sunnex)