MANILA- China is looking to hire more Filipino nannies and is open to paying higher salaries than what its administrative region Hong Kong is currently offering, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Tuesday.
Cayetano, also a former foreign affairs chief, said some cities in China are looking at possibly doubling the salaries of Filipino domestic helpers compared to the rates in Hong Kong.
"For example, in some major cities of China, they also want to have nannies and they're willing to pay 40 to 50 percent more, up to 100 percent more than what's being paid in Hong Kong," he said.
Cayetano made the remark as he pushed for the speedy passage of a bill for the establishment of a department that would handle matters concerning Filipino migrant workers.
In July, the President promised to establish the department by December, and vowed to place recruitment of migrant workers under government supervision.