Filipina caregiver took care of Netanyahu’s father, brother in Israel

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DAVAO CITY (September 6) — A Filipina  caregiver took care of the family of Israel Prime Minister Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which he expressed gratitude to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during the meeting.

Duterte’s meeting with Netanyahu highlighted the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on the temporary employment of home-based Filipino caregivers.

In expressing his gratitude to Filipino caregivers, Netanyahu told Duterte, “I am one of those families, Mr. President.  We received incredible care. My late father died at the age of 102. In his later years, he received incredible care by a caregiver from the Philippines, a woman with exceptional compassion and intelligence,  I am deeply moved by this show of humanity.”

The Prime Minister narrated “She took care of my father’s every need. And when he passed away, she took care of  my  brother until he also passed away.”

To this, Netanyahu vowed to improve the process of deployment of caregivers to his country, saying that the “show of humanity” of Filipinos has moved him as well as many other Israelis.

He noted that the agreement on caregivers “will knock off as much as 12,000 dollars from the cost of every caregiver” seeking employment in Israel.  There are about 28,000 Filipino caregivers in Israel.

“This is the money that is taken away from the caregivers and their families, the Israeli families who so want their service. This is an exceptional agreement and I think heralds the kind of friendship that we are developing,” the Prime Minister said.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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