A company from China is hiring for more than 30,000 online English teachers who can work from home to teach young Chinese students.
According to JP Soriano’s “24 Oras,” the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines has endorsed the 51Talk company.
The Department of Labor and Employment said up to 2.8 million workers in the Philippines have been displaced or affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We need to attract 30,000 home-based online English teachers in 51Talk just for this year,” said 51Talk country head Jennifer Que.
Salary can reach up to P20,000 per month for beginners, but teachers could earn more if more bookings and longer hours are allotted to teaching.
According to Que, teachers can start teaching as early as 6 a.m., and can earn up to P80,000.
Anyone can apply regardless of course and work, as long as they are ready to learn. Knowing how to speak Chinese is also not a requirement for hiring online English teachers.
Applicants only need a computer, wired internet connection, and a quiet corner in the house.
DOLE said fast and stable internet connection is a challenge for work from home and online workers, so it has been discussed at IATF meetings.
“Kailangan po natin palakasin talaga ’yung ating infrastructure on ICT dahil ito ay malaking bagay na makakatulong as we recover from the pandemic,” said DOLE Bureau of Local Employment Director and Assistant Secretary Dominique Rubia-Tutay.
(We need to strengthen our ICT infrastructure because it would greatly help us as we recover from the pandemic.)
DOLE also warned applicants to check if the companies that offer online teaching jobs are legitimate.
Live-in partners shot dead in Caloocan City
Authorities found live-in partners dead in Caloocan City, the dawn of Thursday.
According to a report in Unang Balita, the victims were identified as Alfie Hingabay and Mona Rose Safe, who were found dead inside their house in Bagong Silang, North Caloocan. Both had gunshot wounds to the head.
A neighbor said he had just woken up when he heard a loud sound. During the initial investigation by the police, suspects forcibly entered the house.
According to authorities, Hingabay was previously arrested for murder.