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Ni hao! Duterte: China accepting 2,000 Pinoy English language teachers

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More Filipino teachers will be able to work in China after the Chinese government eased requirements for their entry.

President Rodrigo Duterte announced the good news Friday (April 13) upon his arrival from a four-day trip to China and Hong Kong.

Duterte said a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the employment of Filipino teachers in English was signed with China.

“This allows for the employment of 2,000 Filipino English language teachers starting this year and will be valid for two years, subject to renewal,” he said.

In his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duterte said they reaffirmed the commitment to sustain the vigor of Philippine-China relations.

“ We both underscored the need for further intensified cooperation, trade and investments, tourism, agriculture, defense, science and technology and energy, among other things,” he said.

As talks of joint exploration at certain areas in the South China Sea, the President assured the Filipino people that the government will always work within the bounds of the Constitution in case any deal is made with China.

“The Philippines will continue to seek the expansion of areas [for] mutually beneficial collaboration, consistent with our laws,” he said.