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Filipino parade to be held in Taipei Sunday to honor Santo Niño

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A parade and dance competition to celebrate the Philippine feast of Santo Niño de Cebú will be held by the local Filipino community in Taipei on Sunday (Feb....

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese migrant workers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan officially opened its borders to workers from the Philippines and Vietnam on Tuesday (Feb. 15). Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中)...

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) announced that on Feb. 15 it will launch the next phase of allowing migrant workers from the Philippines, Vie...

MECO calls on Taiwan to prioritize Filipino workers for COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines de facto embassy in Taiwan on Monday (June 7) called on Taiwan to include Filipino workers and caregivers in its priority list to receive COVID-19 vaccines...

Taiwan mulls relaxing 12-year limit for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) said Wednesday that a trans-ministerial discussion is taking place to determine whether the country should break away from ...

Taiwan’s heavy fine for migrant worker who broke quarantine sparks controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The heavy fine of NT$100,000 (US$3,500) imposed on a Filipino worker in Taiwan who stepped out of his room in a quarantine hotel for only eight seconds has attracted signi...

Taipei-based novelist shines a light on indentured servitude at sea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At an outdoor cafe in the shadow of Taipei 101, Canadian journalist J.W. Henley recalls his first night in the city 15 years earlier: “I ended up on the floor of Tai...

Filipina in Taiwan raises NT$40,000 in aid for typhoon victims in Philippines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An overseas Filipino worker has single-handedly raised NT$40,000 (US$1,400) to support families that have been affected by Typhoon Vamco (known in the Philippines as Typho...

For Filipinos in Taiwan, migrant basketball league more than just a game

A winter basketball tournament consisting of 21 teams, aimed at consolidating friendship among Filipinos in Taiwan, tipped off in Taoyuan on Sunday (Oct. 25), with hundreds gathering for the opening c...

Labor group details struggle facing Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Located on the edge of Taipei's Little Manila in a narrow residential lane, the Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA), established in 1999, forges ties ...

Philippine parade to bring ‘smiling’ masks, costumes to Taipei streets Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In celebration of the Philippine's annual Masskara Festival, hundreds of people in "smiling" masks and colorful costumes will parade through the streets of T...

Migrant worker football league takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Immigrant's Football League (TIFL) is an impressive organizational feat recently launched by the nation's blue-collar foreign workers, and it looks off ...

Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Filipina arrested for scamming countrymen in Taiwan out of NT$80 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipina migrant worker was taken into custody in central Taiwan on Wednesday (Aug. 5) for allegedly scamming her compatriots with the promise of a return on currency co...

Over 80,000 migrant workers in Taiwan stay put amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 80,000 migrant workers in Taiwan have been able to stay at their current jobs or obtain other employment in the country as of June this year thanks to government...