A Filipino official has gone on the record to say that China is expecting to hire around 10,000 domestic workers from The Philippines.

On November 19 at Quezon City, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno told the press that China plans to employ more Filipino migrant workers, inquirer.net reported.

Diokno added that the move will be a government-to-government program and will not involve any third party agents. He also pointed out that the Filipinos will be employed as domestic helpers for expats residing in major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.

The Budget Secretary made reassurances to workers, emphasizing better compensation due to the absence of third party agents, who are often accused of exploiting migrant workers.

In China, the employment of foreign domestic workers was initially illegal. However, the situation seems to be more relaxed now, with the government allowing five major cities to employ domestic workers. They are usually hired by ex-patriates who primarily speak English.