Japan to hire farmers, skilled workers from Bulacan

MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan — Good news to farmers and other skilled workers in Bulacan: the City of Ayabe in Kyoto, Japan is set to hire them at the soonest possible time.

This, after a Japanese delegation led by Ayabe City Mayor Zenya Yamazaki made a courtesy call on Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado at the provincial capitol here on Wednesday morning.

Yamazaki told Alvarado and Vice Governor Daniel Fernando that an overseas inspection team from Ayabe city has talked with Bulacan Public Employment Service Office (PESO) chief Beth Lopez Alonzo regarding the hiring of farmers and other skilled workers like welders and construction workers.

Yamazaki also told the governor that his delegation will also talk with their counterparts in the province and has already informed the International Advanced Human Resources Development Center of Japan.

Alvarado, for his part, thanked Mayor Yamazaki for choosing Bulakenyo farmers and workers, saying this will give job opportunities to the people of Bulacan and at the same time, further boost the relationship of the Japanese people and the Filipinos.

“Our President Rodrigo Duterte had just visited Japan and now you are here extending job opportunities to our people. Thank you very much,” Alvarado said.

Vice Gov. Fernando said that Bulacan is blessed with its skilled human resources who are now in demand abroad specially in developed countries like Japan.

Meanwhile, the PESO chief said the mayor of Ayabe and his team are also keen on establishing sisterhood ties with Bulacan.

Aside from Mayor Yamazaki, the Japanese delegation included Masakazu Adachi, superintendent of Ayabe City Board of Education; Nobuyasu Shiota, chairman of Ayabe Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Tokio Kanakogi, chief director Syojuen, a social welfare corporation; Hiromi Yano, lecturer Kyoto Gakuen University; Manabu Takahashi, department manager of Ayabe Planning and Finance Department; Hiroyuki Yasumura, department manager of Ayabe Agriculture, Commerce and Industry Department; Masanobu Iwamoto, director of the planning policy division of Ayabe Planning and Finance Department and Hideki Kamabe, chief of planning policy division of Ayabe Planning and Finance Department. Emil Gamos/PNA-northboundasia.com