By Gillian M. Cortez, Reporter
THE Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) has issued guidelines on the hiring of Filipino teachers in the People’s Republic of China (PRoC).
Labor Undersecretary Claro Arellano signed on November 8 the “Joint Implementing Guidelines on the Employment of Filipino Teachers of the English Language in China,” in line with a Memorandum of Understanding with the State Administration of Foreign Affairs (SAFEA) of China.
According to the guidelines, Filipino teachers who are interested must have the following qualifications:
a.) Must be employed by private higher education institutes in the Philippines
b.) Must not be currently employed in public institutions in the Philippines;
c.) Must have obtained a bachelor’s degree or above from normal universities or in education or English language from Philippine educational institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education of the PRoC;
d.) Must have a valid certificate of registration above intermediate level and professional license issued by the Philippine Board of Licensure Examination for Professional teachers (BLEPT)
e) Has not been charged or convicted of any crime or administrative offense
f.) In good health condition
g.) Has no mental disease or pernicious habits such as drug addiction and excessive drinking, as certified by the Filipino teacher;
h.) Other requirements mutually agreed upon by the Philippines and China.
In the selection of teachers, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration — Governing Placement Board (POEA-GPB) will have the responsibility in the pre-selection process of the teachers and will endorse a shortlist to SAFEA.
Filipino teachers will also have to provide the following: Passport; NBI/police/Barangay clearance; authentication/notarization; birth certificate; school credentials; PhilHealth Contribution; and Pag-Ibig.
The POEA-GPB will conduct Pre-Departure Orientation Seminars (PDOS) among selected chosen to be deployed to China.