Filipino diagnosed with COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transferring from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said on Sunday (July 6) that the Filipino caregiver who was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Hong Kong after transferring fli...

Taiwan refutes Philippine claim that China has say in OFW's fate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (April 29) rejected a Philippine official's claims that China has any say over the fate of a Filipina care...

Philippines says fate of caregiver up to Taiwan and China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a bizarre mixup of geography and jurisdictions, the Philippine government on Wednesday (April 29) said that the deportation of a Filipina caregiver who made controversi...

Taiwan says Filipina caregiver has freedom of speech to criticize Duterte

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a request by the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to deport a Filipina caregiver for criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte, Taiwan's...

Lack of day off for migrants is 'denial of human rights': scholar

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) Denying migrant caregivers one day off a week is a violation of basic human rights and labor rights, for which the culture of the destination country is partly to blame and "...

Migrant workers demand right to join referendum

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Several dozen migrant workers from the Philippines and Indonesia demanded on Sunday that they be allowed to join a signature drive for a labor law referendum, saying that labor r...

Migrant caregivers demand 24 consecutive hours of time off

Taipei, June 10 (CNA) Migrant caregivers in Taiwan, mostly from the Philippines, demanded Sunday that the government guarantee their basic rights -- weekly days off of at lest 24 consecutive hours -- ...

Govt. to remove aircraft landing fees to boost tourism in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's Transportation Ministry is planning not to charge aircraft landing fees at the airports in Hualien and Taitung in hopes of boosting local tourism. Eastern Taiwan...

Filipino caregiver turned money mule arrested

Taipei (CNA) - A female migrant caregiver from the Philippines was arrested on Friday for allegedly working as a money mule for a fraud ring, according to the Sanchangli police station in Taipei. S...

Treatment of Filipino quake victim exposes problems facing migrant workers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A month has passed since a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hualien and left 17 people dead, but Taiwan's Ministry of Labor has yet to deliver on its promise of compensation to the ...

Filipina caregiver found dead in Taiwan’s Hualien quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female Philippine caregiver, identified as Melody Albano Castro, was confirmed dead in the earthquake that hit Hualien City in eastern Taiwan before midnight on Tuesday,...

Former lawmaker goes to jail after raping a Filipina 12 years ago

Former lawmaker Elmer Feng was sent to a jail on Wednesday morning to begin serving his sentence of three years and four months for raping a Filipina 12 years ago. In 2004, a Filipino caregiver ac...

Ex-lawmaker requests delay of serving rape sentence on grounds of ‘severe illness’

The Shi-Lin District Prosecutors Office on Wednesday temporarily agreed on former New Party lawmaker Elmer Feng’s request to delay serving a sentence of three years and four months for raping a Filipi...