SINGAPORE is seeking to hire more Filipino health workers, Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) Secretary Susan Ople said on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., together with several of his cabinet members, including Ople, met with the Filipino community in Singapore during his two-day state visit there.Ople said the Singaporean government reached out to them asking for additional Filipino health workers.”Sobrang napabilib po sila ng health workers, dahil sobrang napabilib po sila ng ating manggagawa noong panahon ng pandemya,” she said, adding that a joint communique is expected to be signed with the Singapore’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday, September 7.Aside from health workers, Marcos said Singapore is also looking into hiring Filipino workers for aviation services and engineers.He said this means more job opportunities for Filipinos in Singapore.Meanwhile, Marcos assured the Filipinos workers in Singapore that his government is working double time to provide them more efficient services, as well as to provide better for their families back home by offering scholarships and adequate healthcare services.He vowed to improve the conditions of the country to uplift the lives of the Filipinos so they no longer have to leave their families and work abroad.Marcos said his visit to Singapore is to “fully maximize” the trade and economic cooperation with the country, which is the Philippines’ top trading partner in the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations and the top source of approved investment in 2021.”Singapore was already our highest investor in 2021, and we have Singaporean companies with big ticket projects in areas of telcos, infrastructure, start-up and innovation, renewable energy and healthcare,” Marcos said.”That’s why our economic team ay makikipagkita sa mga possible investor na maglalagay ng negosyo sa Pilipinas,” he added.Marcos flew to Singapore from Indonesia where he was able to secure $8 billion worth of investment pledges during a three-day state visit. (SunStar Philippines)