Filipino Catholics in Taipei celebrate Sinulog religious festival

Filipinos in Taipei donned colorful costumes Sunday to celebrate a Catholic festival, the Sinulog, which was imported from their home country and is observed annually on the third Sunday of January. ...

Civil groups submit 30,000 signatures to begin recall action against Kaohsiung mayor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One day after Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) marked the first anniversary of his taking office, civil groups initiated a recall action, the first ever against the mayor ...

Hundreds of Catholic migrants celebrate Christmas in Taipei

Over 500 members of northern Taiwan's Catholic community celebrated Christmas with performances and prayers Sunday at a Taipei church devoted to helping migrants feel at home while working here. ...

Migrant rights groups call for broker system to be abolished

A coalition of migrant rights groups rallied in Taipei Tuesday, calling on the government to abolish the broker system to free migrant workers from exploitation by manpower agencies. At the rally s...

Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers in Taiwan

In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the first thing he set out to do was to find a safe space f...

Scammers target Filipino workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three major Taiwanese and Filipino groups of scammers have allegedly swindled NT$24 million from Filipino workers in Taiwan after persuading them to make fake investments ...

Photo exhibition highlights talent of migrant Filipino workers

The talent of overseas Filipino workers was highlighted Sunday at a free photography exhibition in Taipei depicting the lives of migrant workers. The "Turning Point: Taiwan" exhibition, b...

Filipino-American actor promotes Taiwan bubble tea in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese bubble milk tea brand Chatime has recruited Filipino-American celebrity Ivan Dorschner to promote its drinks in the Philippines. Chatime, which is a subsidiar...

Photo of the Day: Filipina's solution to carry-on weight limit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman in the Philippines has come up with a clever way to outsmart the weight limit imposed on her carry-on bag — wearing the extra weight on her body. On her F...

Family of Filipina killed by acid spill to receive compensation from Taiwanese firm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The family of a Filipina migrant worker who perished in an acid spill last month will receive monetary compensation from the company she worked for, according to the Taiwa...

Memorial for Filipina killed by acid spill to be held in W. Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A memorial for Deserie Castro Tagubasi, a Filipina factory worker who died from an acid spill at an electronics factory in western Taiwan, will be held this evening (Sept. 12) ...

Anti-bullying and rights defenders among Magsaysay awardees

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Five people were honored Monday as this year's winners of the Ramon Magsaysay Awards, regarded as Asia's version of the Nobel Prize, including a South Korean who helped figh...

Filipina Instagrammer 'hurt' by Han's 'chickens' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Filipina Instagrammer Shaira Habon said that she was "very hurt" by itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's reference t...

Taiwan's Filipino community calls for safer environment for workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's Filipino community on Saturday (Aug. 31) called on factories to provide better safety to workers after a Filipina migrant worker died from a chemical spill at an e...

Netizens blame poor safety for death of Filipina from acid spill at Taiwan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke on Thursday (Aug. 29) that a Filipina migrant worker had died from a chemical spill at an electronics factory in Miaoli County, netizens have expressed grief f...