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Parañaque offers 1,686 overseas jobs

Nillicent Bautista - The Philippine Star
Parañaque offers 1,686 overseas jobs
The city government of Pasay on November 7, 2023 launches a job fair at the Pasay City Hall which offers around 5,000 job opportunities for residents in need of employment.
STAR / Edd Gumban

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 1,686 job vacancies abroad are up for grabs during the mini job fair of the Parañaque City government today.

The job fair will be held at the Parañaque City Social Hall and Sports Complex from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The job vacancies are for nurses, agriculturists, administrative assistants, cleaners, service crew, engineers and sales agents.

There are also job openings for drivers, welders, construction workers, bakers, waiters, painters, accountants and caretakers.

The city government said interested jobseekers should bring at least 10 copies of their resume.

Applicants are advised to wear smart casual attire.

The city’s Public Employment Service Office worked with the Department of Labor and Employment and Department of Migrant Workers for the job fair.

Mother, son die in fire

Meanwhile, a 67-year-old woman and her son died in a fire that broke out in a residential area in Parañaque before dawn yesterday, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP).

The fatalities were Salud Salvador Belmonte and her 41-year-old son Bryan.

Fire Officer 3 Janyne Marie Abad said the victims were trapped in a two-story house along Canaynay Avenue in Barangay San Dionisio.

“Bryan managed to get out of the house, but he went back inside to save his mother. But they were not able to make it,” Abad told The STAR in a phone interview.

According to the BFP, the fire broke out at 12:36 a.m. and reached third alarm before it was declared under control at around 3 a.m.

At least 40 other families were left homeless as the fire destroyed 20 houses, Abad said.

The fire quickly spread as the houses were made of light materials, Abad said.

According to a report by the Southern Police District, damage to property was placed at P75,000.

Arson probers said they have yet to determine what caused the fire.

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