JOB OPENINGS: The Philippine government is looking to hire at least 74,000 teachers, health professionals, engineering personnel, and Army members, officials from various sectors said Friday.
The Department of Education needs 18,238 more teachers for Grades 1 to 10, and another 21,858 senior high school educators nationwide.
"Sa K-10, kailangan lisensyado sila. Sa mga magtuturo ng senior high school, meron silang 5 na taon para pumasa sa licensure exam para maging regular," Education Undersecretary Jesus Lorenzo Mateo said in an interview on DZMM.
Applicants who will be accepted for entry level positions will receive as much as P19,000 every month but must not be choosy about where they will be deployed, Mateo said.
"Yung mga teachers natin, dinedeploy yan kung saan yung nangangailangan na eskwelahan. Ibig sabihin, hindi sila pwede mamili ng eskwelahan na malapit sa bahay nila kung hindi naman nangangailangan (ng teacher) yung eskwelahan," he said.
The Department of Health is also eyeing to fill up 20,000 vacancies in hospitals and public health centers around the country, Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial said.
The DOH has just hired 23,000 various health professionals such as doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists but will need more, Ubial said.
She said applicants should submit requirements to the hospitals or health offices they would want to be affiliated with.
The Philippine Army, on the other hand, seeks to fill almost 14,000 vacancies for officers, engineering units, and new recruits, Army spokesperson Col. Benjamin Hao said.
"Kapag ikaw pumasok sa training, more or less, P16,000 na agad ang take home pay mo," Hao said.
Interested applicants may visit recruitment centers in Fort Bonifacio in Metro Manila, Camp Lapu-Lapu in the Visayas, and Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro, he said.