The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) regional consular office 6 has warned of a recruitment scam that entices Filipinos to work in China.
DFA 6 officer-in-charge Florentino Granada recently received a communication from the Philippine Consulate General in Macau together with a clipping of a news article which warned Filipinos â€œto (be) beware of falling prey to unscrupulous parties who offer them jobs as household service workers, teachers or musicians in China.â€
The advisory was issued to â€œwarn all prospective Filipino overseas workers coming to Macau to be cautious not to be victimized by illegal recruiters,â€ Granada said.
He underscored that mainland China has a policy that prohibits foreign workers from working in its domestic-service sector even as he cited that this makes them vulnerable because they have no government protection.
Granada said that there have been reports of Filipinos working in China.
The Philippine embassy and the consulate general according to the news article that appeared in Macau Times have â€œobserved an increasing number of cases of illegal recruitment of Filipinos.â€