07 Oct '11, 11am

More young Filipinos heading overseas for work

More young Filipinos heading overseas for work

MANILA: More than a million Filipinos leave the country each year for work. Those going overseas are younger compared to their counterparts from a generation ago. Now the government is hoping to entice the young to become entrepreneurs instead of following the footsteps of their parents to work overseas. 23-year-old Cecille Demegillo is about to leave for Singapore to become a domestic helper. Her sister and her cousin who have been working as a household service worker there for 10 years convinced her to try her luck there. Cecille would have wanted to become a computer programmer, but she had to stop school due to financial constraints. "I was a little hesitant at first to go but I decided to do it because my relatives are there. They say the salary is better and I would be able to save enough to send back home," said Cecille. The Department of Labour and Employment said...

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