According to the Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Mary Jo Bernardo-Aragon, the relations between Thailand and the Philippines including trade continued to be warm and close.
“And we are happy to host several top Thai companies in the Philippines and there are also several Philippine companies that are based here in Thailand,” she said.
A report by Thailand’s Department of Employment said in 2017 that nearly 15,000 Filipinos working in there making Thailand a fast becoming destination of OFW.
“The Filipinos here in Thailand are highly considered by the Thai people — they are considered as highly skilled. There are many here who are teachers in English and many are in the professional level,” Bernardo-Aragon said.
She said OFWs here found work in international organizations, in hotels, and in different foreign companies.
“There are also those who are employed in the entertainment industry like in Phuket and in Pattaya, in some of the hotels as we Filipinos are known for our talent in singing and in playing instruments,” Bernardo-Aradon added.
The three agreements were signed by Duterte for the tourism cooperation last 2017 according to Bernardo-Aragon.
The other agreements were for cooperation in Science and Technology and agriculture.
She said all the agreements are moving forward with the series of meeting held between concerned Philippine and Thai officials.
Bernardo-Aragon said the Thai people were also “deeply touched” by President Duterte’s visit to the wake of King Bhumibol in 2016.
“This gesture of the President has deeply touched….many of the Thais here. The expressions of condolence by the President to the royal family, to the government, and people of Thailand,” she added. (PNA)