Pinoys await Italy's Direct Hiring 2010

by Jocelyn Ruiz, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau

Posted at Mar 13 2010 07:04 PM | Updated as of Mar 14 2010 03:04 AM

ROME, Italy - The “Patronato” or agencies helping migrants in Italy regarding immigration laws are busy informing overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) about “Direct Hiring 2010” or “Milleproroghe”.

The Patronato is regularly visited by many Filipinos who want to find out how they can avail of the opportunity.

Migrants hope that the Direct Hiring 2010 will soon be approved by the government. Some Italian politicians were reportedly convinced that it should be implemented.

Reports said there is no definite information yet on its process and the number of migrants who will benefit from it.

"Ang flussi ng 2010 o Direct Hire 2010, ito ay ang mga nasa labas ng Italya ay tatawagin papasok sa Italya ng datore di lavoro o employer so ang 2010 ay napag usapan na. Naayos na sa parlamento pero sa kasalukuyan ay wala pang sigurado na paraan kung papaano, kung kalian, kung sino at kung ilan ang pwedeng kunin," said Liza Alcanez, Patronato spokesperson and president of Pamseco.

For now, the Italian government has reportedly set aside the issue to focus on its forthcoming elections in the regions.

However, those applicants who were not assessed and approved during the direct hire in 2007 and 2008 due to the limited quota of workers have better chances this year.

“Definitely, walang aplikasyon daw, according sa sinasabi na Millepreroroghe. Definitely, walang bagong aplikasyon. Hindi siya sa mga bagong mag-aapply. Hindi siya doon sa mga bagong kukunin kundi doon sa nakapag-apply na ng 2007 na may ipinasok ng papel, may datore di lavoro na, na nakapag-ayos na kasi karamihan ngayon ay nag-aantay na lang ng status,” Alcanez.

The Patronato advised migrants to wait for the decision of the Italian government to review the Direct Hiring 2010.