Filipino workers are among the world's "best" skilled workers, according to a government official.
Citing an increasing number of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Deputy Director-General Atty. Teodoro C. Pascua said Filipino skilled workers are among the sought-after workers in different parts of the globe.
Pascua spoke before the competitors, coaches and experts during the recently-concluded 2013 Regional Skills Competition (RSC) held in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.
"Because of their skill, other countries are expecting to hire more Filipino skilled workers from time to time," he said.
"Because of their extraordinary talents, Filipinos are among the best skilled workers in the world."
He also said it is but necessary for technical-vocational (TechVoc) students to be trained more. "We need to train our students and skilled workers to prepare them for their future."
He however noted that what is more important is the values and character that Filipino workers possess.