This is good news to all Filipino teachers who wish to work in Thailand as English teachers. Thailand is opening its doors to more Filipino teachers as part of the bilateral agreement between the Philippines and Thailand.
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said that the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries is expected to be signed within the next two weeks from the writing of this news.
It is recalled that many Filipino teachers are already working in Thailand as English teachers. According to earlier reports and blogs of Filipino teachers who are already teaching in Thailand, they say that they enjoy to work in Thailand because along with it they love the high pay, low cost of living, and a very wonderful place that offers many beautiful sights to see.
And since the climate and the ambiance look similar to the Philippines, Filipino teachers who are already staying there for quite long consider Thailand as their second home. Since it is just a neighboring country to the Philippines and you can just fly back in forth in few hours, some Filipinos take time jetsetting to its beautiful beaches and hotels.
Though some schools in Thailand prefer native English speakers to teach, many schools also prefer Filipinos because of the patience and friendliness of the Filipinos, attributes that endear them to their students and to their Thai colleagues and friends.
But how much does a Filipino teacher receive as a salary in Thailand? It may not be that too high compared to the salary a Filipino teacher is receiving in the Philippines. It ranges from 20,000-30,000 baht a month or that is equivalent to 32,880-49,305 pesos. This amount is very close to how much a Teacher 1 or Instructor 1 is receiving in the Philippines.
However, the competition in the Philippines is also tough and when you can not get the chance to be employed in the Philippines, Thailand is a good option.
International schools in Thailand gives a higher pay though which is about 70,000 baht or 115,000 pesos.
Employment opportunities to Thailand for Filipinos will be “limited,” he said, to English teachers only.
Source: GMA News