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Filipino radio program airs weekly in Taiwan

Posted on Sunday, 10 March 2019 07:58 AM | No Comments
TAIPEI, Taiwan – A Filipino radio program has been hitting the airwaves in Taiwan since February 2016. It is hosted by Jay Rose Ho or simply ‘Kaibigang Jay’, a daughter...

Taiwan to start 5-month amnesty program for overstaying foreigners

Posted on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 11:44 AM | No Comments
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Overstaying foreign nationals will soon have the chance to rectify their status in the country. Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) said the government is working on starting...

Taiwan President calls for int’l support to defend democracy amid threats from China

Posted on Monday, 7 January 2019 11:45 AM | No Comments
TAIPEI, Taiwan – President Tsai Ing-wen calls for international support to defend democracy as it faces renewed threats from China particularly it’s “one country, two systems” policy. “We (Taiwan) are...

Taiwan approves stringent measures to protect migrant workers’ rights

Posted on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 10:57 AM | No Comments
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Abusive employers will face up to 300,000 NT (P500,000) fine under the newly amended Employment Service Act. Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan approved the measure on third reading in early...

Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

Posted on Monday, 22 October 2018 08:50 AM | No Comments
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island’s worst rail disaster in more than...

Schools in Taiwan to teach Filipino language in 2019

Posted on Thursday, 4 October 2018 10:42 AM | No Comments
TAIWAN – The Taiwan government has started working on creating language-learning materials to include Filipino and six other Southeast Asian languages into its 12-year compulsory education system. According to the...

Taiwan plans to open citizenship opportunities to citizens in Southeast Asia

Posted on Thursday, 27 September 2018 01:48 PM | No Comments
    TAIWAN – Taiwan’s lawmakers will vote next month on the economic immigration bill which seeks to allow citizenship to students and skilled workers from Southeast Asia. This is...

Activists urge Japan to apologize for forcing women to work in wartime brothels

Posted on Tuesday, 14 August 2018 04:07 PM | No Comments
    Over 50 activists wearing white face masks joined a sit-in protest in front of Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei on Tuesday (August 14), asking for a formal...

Fire at Taiwan hospital kills 9, injures 15

Posted on Monday, 13 August 2018 04:27 PM | No Comments
A fire at a government-run hospital in Taiwan’s New Taipei City killed nine people on Monday (August 13) and injured 15, authorities said. An investigation has been launched into the...

Taiwan extends visa-free privileges to Filipinos

Posted on Thursday, 28 June 2018 06:07 PM | No Comments
    TAIPEI City, Taiwan – The government of Taiwan announced Wednesday (June 27) that it will extend its trial period of visa-free privileges to three Southeast Asian nations by...