The Philippines and Canadian Administration Tackles About Worker’s Welfare
The administration met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and discussed possible areas of partnership between the Philippines and Canada.
According to the Office of the Press Secretary (OPS), the two country leaders had a bilateral meeting to talk about the “deepening relations” between the two countries. One of the topics discussed in the meeting was Economic cooperation and human rights.
Trudeau stated in an email, “I know there’s a tremendous opportunity to work together, and I’m looking forward to doing just that.”
In addition, he noted, “We have some very strong Philippine-Canadian members of parliament, and members of my team, who are very happy that we’re able to launch a new area in our friendship and our partnership and I’m very much looking forward to it.”
The administration stated that the Philippines continues to be committed to working with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Canada with regard to promoting the rights of migrant workers and the welfare of women.
In October, the Philippines and the Province of Alberta, Canada, signed an agreement to boost their collaboration regarding the welfare of Filipino nurses.
In the same month, Saskatchewan Province announced a two-year plan to hire hundreds of Filipino healthcare workers, including the following:
- Registered nurses
- Licensed practical nurses
- Continuing care assistants
- Medical laboratory assistants
The administration expressed, “They all seem to have become part of the workforce, become part of society. They have found their place and they have been given that place by the Canadians, and for that, they are grateful, and we are grateful.”
Marcos added, “And I think it is—it serves as a very good foundation for whatever else that we feel that we can do together.”
The two leaders also tackled the climate crisis, which Marcos reporting the effects of Tropical Storm Paeng on the country.
According to the OPS, Marcos told Trudeau, “It was a very strange one because it was the very first one in our history where every single part of the country was affected by one typhoon.”
He added, “From up in the northern part, the northern island of Luzon, all the way down to the southern part of the Philippines. Everybody felt it and felt it badly.”
Trudeau extends his sympathies to the Philippines, stating that Canada has also experienced its share of extreme weather. He stated, “[W]e still have a lot of work, all of us, to do on taking the right action.”